Romantic literature encompasses both transcendentalist and gothic writers. Although they use different syntax and diction, both Edgar Allen Poe, a gothic writer, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, a transcendentalist, achieve similar ideas about how society limits individuality . The authors use literary devices to convey the idea that society puts limits on accepting individuality. Edgar Allen Poe and Ralph Waldo Emerson use differing syntax, yet still similarly portray societies limits on individuality. In his short story “ The Fall of the House of Usher,” Edgar Allan Poe uses syntax to convey societies effect on individuality.
She made a foil that contrasted both characters in order to make a statement in her time period. She made the character of Lady Catherine and Elizabeth polar opposites to tell the reader that social customs is not everything that matters. Elizabeth is a woman from the lower class that did not really care about what society says about her, while Lady Catherine is a woman of propriety that believes appearances are everything. Elizabeth touched the subject on marriage and customs because she thought that the way it is portrayed in her period is absurd. While Lady Catherine’s character symbolized the behavior of the majority of the people in her society.
The reader 's response to the novel and how readers in some way work or collude with the author in the act of reading to construct meanings or satisfy unconscious wishes by their response to characters and events. This is a theoretical way of stating that readers usually have empathy or sympathy with one or more of the novel 's characters and may, therefore, identify psychologically with the fortunes of that character. In the case of Jane Eyre, a good deal of the reader 's understanding of the novel depends on the degree of his or her sympathy or hostility towards Jane. Readers will also bring to their reading their own expectations, often derived from their previous
Reason and enlightenment played a dominant role during the period of the age of reason. Satirical and skeptical were the mode of their writing style. Emotions, feelings, instinct and idealism are key for the writer those emerged during the Romantic and Gothic period in American literature. Imagination and autobiographical elements dominate in the works whereas supernatural elements are blended in the works of the Dark Romantics. Autonomy and individualism are given preference by the transcendentalists.
James’s Death Comes to Pemberley. Pastiche is a literary text that imitates the style or character of the work of one or other artists, celebrating it. Sherlock Homes has become as pastiche to many stories. Parody is just opposite of pastiche mocking its characters. the novel Shameela by Henry Fielding (1742), which was a parody of the gloomy epistolary novel Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded (1740) by Samuel Richardson.
Exploring the origin of epistolary poems lucidly illumines the fact that poets effuse their thoughts through epistles effectively. Epistolary poems are penned for pedagogical purpose also. The poems of epistles can be objective registering distant views pertaining to social issues or subjective imparting personal feelings and emotions of the writer. Origin of epistolary poems could be traced back to Roman Literature between 43 B.C to 17or 18 A.D when the great Roman poet Ovid wrote Heroides (The Heroines) or EpistulaeHeroidum (letters of Heroines) comprising of
Jane Austen's biographies describe her as an englisch novelist, while some critics, like Mark Twain or Henry James would have put her work in the genre of the romance. The romance had less prestige than the
She was rich women, and in her view good people were those people who are not poor. And her daughter Joy hated all her country people, and in the story it is mentioned that “Joy had made it plain that if it had not been for this condition, she would be far from these red hills and good country people.” These reflect their opinions toward poor people, and the conditions that were required to name a person as a good country people. It is kind of different in Kurdistan because there is not classification of people as trash, and the rich people are not always good country people. Being good is not about how much money you have, but it is about the works that you have done in your life. For instance, there can be a rich person, who does not do good works, and that person is not classified a good person just because of the money that he/ her
Problems of social class plays a big role in Pride and Prejudice. Society in the novel is organized to social classes , into which members of society belong according to their fortune and social prestige. The differences between members of social class are visible on many occasions throughout the book . One of the obvious example, is when Mr. Darcy came at the first ball, he didn´t dance with any young women, because he was too proud. It cannot be omitted that Mr. Darcy is from better social conditions, and he showed that the local young women were not good enough for him as he is from very wealthy family with good connections.
The imagery in W.B. Yeats’ poetry gave way to a handling of folklore and themes deriving from his deep sense of a basic dichotomy in the universe. His poems show a new hardness and irony. “Byzantium” haunts the mind and probes emotions as no other English poet had done. The theme of the poem is the attempt to escape from old age and decay by escaping altogether from the world of biological change to the timeless world of art symbolized by Byzantium.