Dark Romanticism evolves from works of the Romantic Period (1798-1870) with characteristics of horror fiction and death. It is taken as a reaction of the Transcendental Movement, which originated abreast the Romantic Period from 1830 to 1860. Known writers like Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, and Nathaniel Hawthorne found that the ideas displayed in the Transcendental works were idealistic and rose-colored, as a result, they opt to alter these works adding their own element hence this was the birth of the subgenre. To explore more about this subgenre we have three Americans mentioned above that are considered as major Dark Romantics authors. Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809.
Writing Styles of Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne is a well-known author, most recognized for his short stories and novels. “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” and “The Minster’s Black Veil” are some of his more widely known short stories. Nathaniel Hawthorne is a famous American Romanticism author who wrote about the mystery and the unusual. He was different than other romantic writers in the sense that he didn’t write about the love or romance you would typically see, he wrote about death, torture, and mystery.
In fact Mary Shelley was fascinated by the poem of John Milton and found refuge and a vast ocean of thoughts and philosophy within it. Searching about the connection between the two we merely notice that the hero in the novel is derived from the poem’s characterization, or as continuity or a development of a character. When Mary was given a copy of paradise lost by Percy Shelley she made use of it to create her hero, in fact both major characters in her novel seem heroes. You cannot distinguish easily who is the hero: Victor or the monster? It is fascinating how both writers, Milton and Shelley, created heroes with parallel position to their anti-heroes.
Bartleby, in his story "The Scrivener" and Stephen Crane, in his book "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky Summary" aim at ensuring that they capture the attention of their audience based on their literary works. The two authors have structured their stories in such a way that their beginnings are flat but with time get entertaining. On the flip side, contrast exists on some of the themes that are applied to both stories. In this paper, an assessment of the similarities and contrasts that exists between the two stories will be highlighted. Theme: one of the primary goals of literary works is to ensure that the audience 's attention is captured and that it is able to derive suitable information by reading the stories.
feeling : The word ʻ heimlich ’ is not unambiguous , but belongs to two sets of idea ,which, without being contradictory , are yet very different: on the one hand it means what is familiar and agreeable , and on the other, what is concealed and kept out of sight … everything is unheimlich that out to have remained secret and hidden out has come to out . 57 When speaking about psychology in gothic literature, it is essential to mention Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) , the American innovative gothic writer of the nineteenth century. Poe’s contribution to the gothic genre is majestic. His internal analysis of the psychology of fear in his characters in The Fall of the House of Users (1839); The Black Cat (1843) and others narratives, opened out the gothic to the exploration of mental collapse . Poe was interested in madness, detective stories, and has perceived themes like death and decay.58 A new innovation to the gothic that appears in the mid-nineteenth century is the Sensation novels.
A novel is a tool employed by the author to explore and teach the reader about certain subjects. Differences between the intended topics of indirect discussion inform the tone, atmosphere, content, and characters of the novel. Thus, novels that discuss coming of age have very different settings and subjects that novels that want to discuss war and violence. Even within the same genre, the author’s chosen topics of discussion dictate differences between characters, style, and setting. Noir is one of the best genres to observe these shifts in because it is characterized by a certain style and character design so that any deviation from the norm is glaring.
Both Edgar Allan Poe and John Green are able to do this remarkably. As a way to connect the reader with the story, both authors provide different types of conflict in their stories, using them like keys, opening certain locks specific to a character’s personality that can only be shown by the specific conflicts. PvS can show a character’s more inside feelings about themselves, rather than their attitude and behaviors towards others. Another aspect Poe and Green have in common, is their use of deeper meaning behind characters. This not only paints a clear picture in the reader’s head, but can also help the reader be more sympathetic with the character, and use that kind of development, question, and philosophy in their own writing, or even their own life.
The Scarlet Letter was very effective and the structure played a huge role in that. Hawthorne deliberately focused on connections between the reader, characters and the narrator. By doing this he purposely made us feel certain ways about the characters in the book. Both of these texts came across as effective but they both accomplished it in their own way. The Birthmark is a short story about a married couple named Aylmer and Georgiana.
Jones (2015: 72) draws attention to H.P. Lovecraft who admits his work being indivisible from his forerunners. Edgar Allan Poe and Howard Phillips Lovecraft are considered to be the most prominent writers in the genre of fantasy and horror fiction. The works of Poe were a great inspiration for Lovecraft, who on many occassions used not only themes and motives included in Poe's stories, but also the words and style of the former author. Furthermore, Lovecraft even wrote a poem about Poe.
It arouses our feelings and enthusiasm for welfare. Poetry and literature generally do this in a quiet and unobtrusive way. Novels are known to have changed the direction of the human mind and set in motion movements that have altered our ways of life. It is, however, clear that if we are interested in literature, and its influence is bound to move us amply. Literature is made out of the lore of life.