Southern Gothic Literature in “The Cask of Amontillado” A sub-genre of the “18th and early 19th Century Gothic fiction, Southern Gothic Literature spawned in the “mid-20th Century” (Weinauer, Ellen). Southern Gothic Literature is used to characterize the grotesques, in which doom and gloom are displayed. This is a method often utilized to represent strangeness as well as the untraditional. As an “artistic device” characterizing the grotesque allows writers to “expose, highlight, or conceal” the writers “individual apprehensions” (Agata). Southern Gothic Literature also implements fantastic incidents to create a scene that produces a “vivid emotional response” in the reader ("Southern gothic.").
The author gives specific examples of how female character are portrayed in Southern Gothic literature. Donaldson also goes into detail about each authors, Welty and Faulkner, writing styles and include work from other Southern authors. Southern Gothic literature is a form of Southern writing. Southern writing is American
There exists a very real relationship between the Female Gothic novel of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century and the social context of women at that time. This new class of fiction is essentially treated by women as it addresses women’s experiences offered an opportunity to address “the hidden, unspeakable reality of women’s lives: not just their lives in the private inner world of the psyche, but also their social and economic lives in a real world of patriarchal institutions” (DeLamotte 165). Notwithstanding the success of male Gothicists, Gothic fiction is perceived as a female-dominated genre as Leonard Wolf writes: Despite the triumphs of Lewis and Maturin, the Gothic novel was something of a cottage industry of middle-class
People began to question the existence of God or a higher power and Gothic novels allowed writers and readers likewise to delve and analyze all those unexplored, unknown territories of life and beyond, through storytelling. To sum up, Gothic literature makes use of all that is valued by the romantics, such as intense emotions and aedthetics but has an almost sinister side. In addition to decadently aesthetic features, Gothic Romanticism also contains nihilistic features: the hold, handed down values are lost, dark, melancholic resigned moods. In the same way, morbidly absurd inclinations, the so-called "night sides" of the human mind as well as fantastic-ghostly and grotesque are discussed. In addition, this tendency, especially in the trivial literature, with its partly amoral-abnormal theme (incest, necrophilia), finds two manifestations: the horror romance and the ghost story.
Terror, mystery, paranormal activity, doom and death were the main features of gothic novels during the era of gothic romanticism. Gothic novels and poems were given their own genre mainly because they include extreme emotional content and intensely dark themes. The natural settings were castles and monasteries which are typical forms of gothic literature. By 1840 the gothic genre had played itself out and this was partly due to writers who were developing the
Why does gothic horror even matter in literature? Gothic horror can create numerous ideas found within a novel more interesting or suspenseful about what will happen next. These stories use different characteristics to create a gothic atmosphere in the story. During the Victorian era, the idea of gothic literature grew in popularity. It is influenced by countless ideas, including religious themes around this time period, and usually reflects on the characteristics of the people living in the Victorian era.
In the book and movie mammy takes care of Sarny. Also in the book and movie Sarny learns letters from Nightjohn. I liked both the movie Nightjohn and the book Nightjohn. I liked the movie more because the movie more action. By action I mean there was more going on like Mr. Waller going into the church with his rifle.
The genre of Gothic writing is necessary for people to understand the depth of what people are feeling in a deep way. Gothic writing cannot be described in a way that cannot be described in a way seen with normal writing; however, gothic writing allows this point to be exaggerated. Gothic writing is a genre of writing that was mainly popularized in the Southern United States and other countries have had the same type of writing but it was not classified as Gothic. This theme allows for the points of certain writers that include: William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, and Lu Xun, to get their points across. William Faulkner wrote the short story, “A Rose for Emily” which follows the life of Miss Emily Gierson and as we follow her life in a strange
In Love and Violence she is portraying a private moment between a couple behind closed doors. We don’t know this for sure but the man and woman shown in the work may seem happy and loving outside of this private setting to the outside world. What we can tell from this work is that when this couple is alone he is controlling and uses his physicality to overpower the woman. It was easy to come up with this interpretation of this work based solely off of the title, but after further research it is noted that many works by Drexler revolve around relationships and violence. Although at first it was the colors that caught my eye, Love and Violence was appealing to me because of the use of a basic style of painting to create an abstract image that can be interpreted in so many ways.
This period saw printing technology improving and developing fast, thus leading to a general upgrading of literacy among the people. It inevitably led to an increase in numbers of publications, diaries, autobiographies, historical accounts, letters and novels. In the last part of this century there surfaced a new type of writing: gothic fiction. This genre posed questions relating to rapid industrialization, its attendant problems and religious fervour. These gothic novels showcased events that were about the supernatural and were laced with violent passions, horror, terror and exaggerations.