Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula also weaves the conflict between the id and superego into a tale with creatures of the paranormal variety. On the surface, Dracula is nothing more than a story about a group of gallant heroes exterminating evil demonic creatures threatening their lovely city. A book this simple would not studied over one hundred years after its publication. If one were to examine the novel with a metaphorical microscope, one would see that the book is layered and deeper than it would seem. Dracula is actually a novel about the ego and superego trying to suppress the id.
Edgar Allen Poe wrote many stories throughout his lifetime, all of which tie to the gothic horror genre. Two prime examples of these stories are The Masque of the Red Death and The Black Cat. Each story provides evidence of characteristics representing the writing type of gothic literature. The stories expose the traits such as unusual psychology, horrible death, dark isolated setting, and exaggerated emotions. All of which create the eerie, dark, or almost demonic tone.
Tone Of The Story The woods was the only safe way to get out doors, but with the new rich neighbors moving in, there was nothing but darkness. The population law destroyed luke 's life by making him live indoors with the shades down and the dark colored room. In “Among the Hidden” there is a very dark tone and it really affects his life. The dark tones are the wood being cut down, the darkness of his room and the windows that are never open. Luke feels left out and should have a choice to be a citizen and go outside no matter what the law says.
Poe has an interesting writing style he uses foreshadowing in many stories. His stories usually consist of strange and spine-chilling events. In the Tell Tale Heart the ending leaves off in a mystery, I think that the police eventually arrested him. But also I think that the butler imagined or was paranoid most of the events. Poe’s writing attracts many people because multiple people like gothic or murder stories.
“The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Black Cat”, and “The Cask Amontillado” show the Gothic element of violence. The first Gothic element of violence is “The Tell-Tale Heart”. The narrator has a very strong hatred toward the old man that leads to the old man’s death. According to Poe the narrator is violent, the narrator hears the old man’s heart stop, so he checks if he is really dead. So the narrator gets the old man and cuts him up and hides the parts under the floor (2).
Thus, it contributes to the theme one can never trust anyone, even one’s own family. The theme in this narrative is supported by various gothic elements, such as the dim and derry setting and the supernatural aspect of this piece of literature. The gothic allusions’ a dark and gloomy setting and supernatural
The book How to Read Literature Like a Professor, by Thomas C. Foster, is continuously present in Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Frankenstein. A specific example of this can be found when analyzing the chapter “... More Than It’s Gonna Hurt You: Concerning Violence”; Foster gives humorous insight to understand the meaning behind violence and death in literature. Conveniently, the concept of life and death in Frankenstein is the most important driving force behind the plot. Victor Frankenstein creates the Monster who continuously feels out of place in the world. The Monster kills several people throughout the novel, and deaths create the problematic situations the characters are forced to overcome.
Poe in part codifies the horror genre through his use of suspense, while also managing to slip in ironic scenarios throughout his short stories. Poe’s use of horror in his stories is consistently graphic, but more so disturbingly calm and sadistic in nature. In “The Tell-Tale Heart”, after suffocating his master, the narrator calmly and methodically divides up the corpse in order to more easily hide it. He describes this in vivid detail, “The night waned, and I worked hastily, but
As a result many gothic subtitles appear, and it is true to regard Rebecca as ‘detective mystery’ since it includes a murder case. 25 4.3.2 The Setting and Weather The most eminent gothic elements revolve around the setting, Manderley. The setting in this story has a major contribution to the tone and mood of gothic. Rebecca is a classical- modern gothic literature. Manderley, is a colossal mansion secluded in its own world .
Poe was emphatically influenced by Gothic writing, and “The Cask of Amontillado” (1954) with its mind-set of crawling horror and imminent death in an Italian palazzo, most unquestionably demonstrates those impacts. This and numerous other Poe stories are rich in Gothic themes such as madness, cruelty, perversion, and obsession, and feature a various rationally unequal storytellers; Montresor positively qualifies on this number. Poe, in turn, influenced later Gothic writing, especially Southern Gothic. This strand highlights Poe-like dim diversion and gives careful consideration to mind boggling, agitated, even silly characters and the general public in which they live than to the powerful themes often supported in British Gothic fiction (Poe, Edgar Allan, 2001). "The Cask of Amontillado" refers to a nonexistent container of wine the speaker uses to attract a contender wine expert into a crypt so the narrator can kill him.