The children both arrived in the tower in 1483 after the death of king Edward IV ; their uncle Richard Gloucester, who declared them illegitimate, stripped them of their titles. After a few months they were moved to the garden tower also known as the bloody tower and were said to have been seen playing in the court yard but by mid-1483 the children had disappeared. Later someone tried to claim to be Richard and tried to take the throne only to be executed in the tower (“6 Famous Prisoners of The Tower of London”). Violence and murder were also prevalent in the tower, which was most of the time a final farewell even for royals. Overbury was poisoned but it was said he died of natural causes, and while Charles I was king prisoners were sent to the dungeons and twenty four years later he was beheaded (Shuttlesworth, Dorothy Edwards, et al 23).
Nicholas Wilkins Kathelin. Schroder English III 8, December 2016 How Frankenstein is a Gothic Novel The setting of the book most represents a very gothic dark tone and unlivable settings such as the freezing arctic where the monster meets his master. Another reason that the Frankenstein story shows many qualities of a gothic novel, it’s mainly due to the facts that the monster can normally find itself at the center stage during most of the novel. Its grotesque appearance and superhuman abilities make it a very scary creature.
The hallucinogenic and mind altering effects of ergot poisoning seems to be the most widely accepted theory. Prior to the events in Salem, ergot poisoning was responsible for the deaths of large numbers of people in Europe throughout the middle ages in what came to be known as Saint Anthony’s Fire (Goldberg, 275). Symptoms of ergot poisoning include hallucinations, disorientation, spasms, and a burning sensation in the hands and feet (Secrets of the Dead). These symptoms were similar to the behavior of both the accused witches and the supposed victims of witchcraft, who apparently suffered from torture by an unseen force and reported being bitten and scratched (The Salem Journal: The Aftermath). Or perhaps it is no coincidence that many of the accused witches were girls between the ages of 11 and 20, living in a society that had little concern for the hormonal changes of puberty.
Holmes are still iconic in their own right, though not many people notice it. As previously mentioned, because of Holmes’ use of a “murder house”, the creation of “haunted houses” appeared, though it’s origins forgotten. Not many people know that this iconic staple of Halloween was inspired by a serial killer’s own house where he tortured and murdered any and all visitors, while we get to leave whenever we are done or too scared to continue. In television, a character named James March and his hotel are themed after elements of H.H. Holmes, in both murderous tendencies and a home with traps and death around every corner. Though not fully remembered in modern media, Holmes is a legend in his own right that existed before the name “serial killer” became
The novel, Frankenstein, has many issues shown about our society. Frankenstein created a monster that goes through many hardships because of its creator. Songs havehas been used to show the negatives of our society since a long time ago. Frankenstein and multiple songs relates to each other because they both tells the story, shows society judging a person ’s look, and shows the monster’s want of revenge.
The whole story seems to be about Macbeth and all of his efforts to get and keep the throne. Macbeth is definitely a guilty person and is shameful for his action but this is one of the main reasons that he is a fascinating character. Macbeth is described as a warrior honored by the king. Duncan called Macbeth “golden” (1:7,33). Macbeth has always been there for his king, so no one would expect him to commit treason.
The reader can see that this is an explicit example of treachery, because Macbeth was willing to take any means necessary to eliminate any threats to the throne. Macduff, on the other-hand, was an all-around loyal, dependable, and a conscientious nobleman of Scotland. When Macbeth began his plot to gain the throne, Macduff feared for his life and the rest of Scotland’s sanity. Because of this, Macduff went to find Malcolm in England and talk to him and King Edward of England about defeating Macbeth. While in England, Macduff discovered that Macbeth had slaughtered his family.
Macbeth believes Banquo is a threat to his throne. Macbeth’s paranoia causes him to hire Murderers to kill Banquo. Before Banquo dies he cries out one last statement to his son Fleance. He shouts, “Thou may’st revenge -O slave!” (III.iii.18).
Macbeth became power hungry and killed Duncan in his plot to become king. As succession runs, with Duncan sons being away, Macbeth took the crown. In order to keep his secret of murder, he had to pick off the people who may be suspicious. This caused him to murder many others, including women and children. These secrets eventually get to him.
Upon arrival he was shown an apparition that told him to beware Macduff (4.1.71-72). Seeing as how Macduff was a threat to his reign, he sent murderers to have him killed. However, seeing that he wasn’t there, they killed his wife and son. Meanwhile, Macduff was in England with Duncan’s son, Malcom, trying to get help to overthrow
In the biography “ Dracula Prince Of Many Faces-His Life And TImes,” by Radu R. Florescu and Raymond T. McNally, the authors try to piece together a mysterious time period in Transylvanian history and analyze who “Dracula,” also known as “Vlad The Impaler,” truly was in his life and what atrocities he committed. One of the most interesting facts that can be drawn from the book is dracula’s second most preferred torture method, trap doors, “which he used to drop wretches cunningly on the stakes below”[Florescu, McNally, 105]. Along with intricate artwork that was included in the book, the authors used; his personality, the state of his current realm, and even went as far as to provide accounts of the intricate methods of torture, my personal
When people hear the name Count Dracula, they often picture a vampire with slicked back black hair who has pointy canine teeth. He is white or extremely pale and he wears a suit and a cape. This image comes from Halloween costumes, which are based from the character from Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, Dracula. The character from Dracula from Bram Stoker’s novel didn’t technically exist, but there was a Count that went by the name of Vlad the Impaler. He was not a vampire; however, he was guilty of committing some pretty violent murders.
In the book Frankenstein, Mary Shelley used distinctive techniques to draw the reader in and find themselves to be similar, as well as dissimilar, to characters in at least one way. Shelley knew how to tie some characters together, even if they seemed to be complete opposites. Victor contrasted with the monster he created is one of the most prominent examples of her work. Throughout the book, some similarities and differences between the Victor and the monster consist of their relations to nature, desire for family, the reactions of those around them, and as well as their reactions to difficult situations. Frankenstein is beautifully written and deserves all the recognition it receives.
Influences and a Legend Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula and Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein both introduced two of the most petrifying characters in Gothic Literature. Both Dracula and Frankenstein's “ The Monster” demonstrated elements of dread, horror and pain. Even though both characters have similar characteristics Dracula is by far more spine chilling than Frankenstein because of how gruesome it is as well as apart from how Dracula is full of bloodthirsty vampires, many deaths and a unique dark gothic tone. However the real question is what was Bram Stoker's inspiration ? What was it that made him come up with such a evil character like Dracula.