Flaws in Society In his time, Ray Bradbury was known as one of the most influential writers, dealing in the genres of fantasy, horror, mystery, and most importantly science fiction. One of his very popular novels is Fahrenheit 451, a science fiction novel that deals with social and political issues, such as censorship, violence, and lack of communication. Bradbury was introduced to the love of reading at a young age. In his youth, he already knew he wanted to be a writer. His teachers, Snow Longley Housh and Jeannet Johnson, encouraged his writing, and “taught him how to love poetry… and how to write a short story”(“Ray Bradbury” par 7).
Yet, Louise Erdrich’s poem, “Advice to Myself”, she talks about feminism and how women need to make their way in the world, she tends to focus a lot on multiculturalism including conflicting religious beliefs. Most of her poems and books are mainly about supernatural happenings with odd events. She is important because from her novels more readers have begun to appreciate that contemporary Native Americans have important stories to tell that go beyond retelling their ancestors’ rich creation myths and legends. Her life accomplished experiences and culture beliefs within her writing. After all, she is a poet and novelist of Chippewa and German descent, Erdrich has become one of the most important authors writing Native American fiction in the late twentieth century.
Author Joyce Carol Oates ' discovery of the stories of Edgar Allen Poe and Ann Radcliff “sparked her interest in Gothic fiction”. These Gothic elements typically include gruesome or violent incidents, characters in psychological or physical torment, and strong language full of dangerous meanings. Oates herself is citied as saying that "Horror is a fact of life. As a writer, I’m fascinated by all facets of life". “Where is Here?"
With the help of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne to help define and inveterate the gothic elements, they’ve became two of the most significant writers known to gothic literature. Their sense of dark romance and horrendous stories has categorized the different types of gothic elements used today. Poe used the more unbalanced thoughts of the human mind to elaborate his stories. He showed readers the subconscious, psyche part of the brain that is more unfavorable to compromise. As for Nathaniel Hawthorne, his style individualized his morals and religious beliefs from self-conscious aspect.
In “The Diary of Anne Frank”, a drama based on Anne Frank's diary, written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, Anne Frank and Mr. Van Daan are similar and different in a few ways. One way that Anne Frank and Mr. Van Daan are alike is their character trait of rudeness. Where they differ, is Anne is a very selfless person, and Mr. Van Daan is a selfish person. Anne Frank and Mr. Van Daan in the drama of Anne Frank’s diary, seem like complete opposites when you look at them. Anne is a small, 13 year old girl, who’s in good shape.
Anne was a hardworking woman, and throughout her life of travel and hardships, she still wrote some of the most famous poems ever written. Anne Dudley married Simon Bradstreet, who was an apprentice of her father, the Puritan Earl of Lincoln. While married, the Bradstreets and Dudleys lived together in a house located in Salem, Massachusetts, while
Anne Bradstreet and Mary Rowlandson, two women who had strong religious beliefs. Their strong religious beliefs made them to survive the struggles that they endured in their lives. Anne Bradstreet struggled with her faith and her acceptance as a writer in Puritan society. Mary Rowlandson struggled in captivity where she was taken hostage with her ailing daughter by the Indians. Both these women overcame their difficulties through their beliefs to God.
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
Yet, Radcliffe’s precocity to feminise the genre is not limited to her treatment and coverage of women’s sufferings and fears. Susan Becker further explained that her “earl[iest] twists in the feminisation of the Gothic, namely [is] in the reduction of the villain, otherwise subject of the action, to a mere function in the female subject’s transcendence of ‘her proper sphere’: the home” (“Postmodern Feminine Horror” 79-80). Striving to liberate them, Radcliffe’s narratives took the shape of suspenseful mysterious narrative of Romantic journey in which the ‘travelling’ heroine-centered narrative “who moves, who acts, who copes with vicissitude,” escaped, even temporarily, from the patriarchal confining house (qtd. in Hanson 37). Radcliffe writings opened floodgates for her female successors to write within that tradition.
3 Northanger Abbey and the Gothic 3.1 Process of Creation and Style of Writing It is presumed that Austen wrote the first draft of Northanger Abbey in 1798 and the title was Susan. However, Emden suggests that the novel was actually composed in two stages. The first part describes Catherine’s stay in Bath and can be seen as a satire of sentimental novel, the second is set at Northanger Abbey and represents Gothic passages. Therefore, Emden argues that Austen wrote the first half in 1794 as a part of her juvenilia. To prove this claim he points out the similarities in characters and in style of writing.