DRACULA Dracula is one most creepy and famous novel that has been written by Irish author Bram Stoker in which included the notorious character vampire Count Dracula. Besides, it has considered a novel with many literary genres for example vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel, and invasion literature. It was published 26 May 1897 in United Kingdom. The main theme of this novel is good vs evil in these two aspects are against society. The evil part is considered the behavior that shows Dracula to kill everyone who interferes in his plans.
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.
The prevalent atmosphere is a doom and gloomy one, in order for incomprehensible situations to take place. Some of the most known Gothic novels are Frankenstein, Dracula, Wuthering Heights, stories written by Edgar Allen Poe. According to Crystal B. Lake, the Gothic literature expose and play with the unknown, hidden parts of society or of ourselves hence what makes it so terrifying is the fact that it brings into the light, it gives a voice to
Robles 1 Jesus Robles Mr. Recinto Credit Recovery May 14 2017 American gothic Literature: Edgar Allan Poe Author during this time period included: Edgar Allan Poe. Elements of American gothic literature were rational vs. irrational, puritanism, guilt, ghosts, and monsters, At times American Gothic Literature would seem to mock transcendentalism with the character going insane and becoming irrational. At times American Gothic Literature would seem to mock transcendentalism with the character going insane and becoming irrational. Poe edited multiple literary journals and it was during this time in which he established himself as a writer. He published many works.
Holden has so many courteous words to describe Allie. The impact of losing his brother seems to be very difficult for Holden. Salinger uses Allie’s death to show that cancer, primarily pediatric cancer, has a huge effect on the child’s family. Holden continues on stating that when he was thirteen “...they were going to have me psychoanalyzed and all, because I broke all the windows in the garage. I don’t blame them.
Elements in a story shape its setting, which in turn shapes theme. Social events during the time period, symbols, and characteristics of a location are used to explicate a common lead and are able to give readers a clear image of the central message of the story. In “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” by Washington Irving, “ Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and “The Pit and the Pendulum,” by Edgar Allan Poe, a gothic lead that highlights the theme is common. Through the use of gothic elements, setting is shaped in such a way that each protagonist explores human experience and finds that it is an enigmatic mixture of good and evil, and as a result of the setting, evil contributes to the destruction of goodness. The intense romance
Mary Shelley the author of the book Frankenstein completed the book in April/May 1817. The novel frankenstein has many gothic features in it to make you look at it in a different way. The supernatural and gloomy feeling you get from frankenstein is a way that Mary uses a gothic theme in her book to show mysteriousness in different ways. A gothic novel usually entails that the book will mostly be about mysterious and horrific settings. When Victor creates the monster this creates imagery in your head since there have been so many different pictures and movies showing how frankenstein the monster was created.
In Frankenstein, Victor asks Walton for a favor as he lies on his deathbed saying, “I asked you to undertake my unfinished work; and I renew this request now, when I am only induced by reason and virtue” (157). Shelley repeatedly uses the root word “un” in the words “undertake” and “unfinished”, as the root of both words means not, directly contradicting Victor’s claim that he is “only induced by reason and virtue”. Just as Satan is notorious for being deceptive, Victor also uses deception to his advantage in an attempt to convince Walton to carry out his revenge against the Creature after he dies. Victor’s trickery is very similar to Satan’s plan to tempt Adam and Eve into pursuing knowledge. He sneaks into the Garden of Eden disguised as a snake, a creature with a reputation for being notorious trickster who uses deceptive language to play tricks on humans.
Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The Black Cat immerses the reader into the mind of a murdering alcoholic. Poe himself suffered from alcoholism and often showed erratic behavior with violent outburst. Poe is famous for his American Gothic horror tales such as the Tell-Tale Heart and the fall of the House of Usher. “The Black Cat is Poe’s second psychological study of domestic violence and guilt. He added a new element to aid in evoking the dark side of the narrator, and that is the supernatural world.” (Womack).
Evil vs Evil:Jack vs Macbeth People who thirst for power hungry will commit evil acts to remain in power. In the novel “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, and the play “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare, there are two wicked characters who killed and manipulated for power. Take Jack, a once preppy choir boy turned tyrant and Macbeth a once brave and loyal warrior turned tyrant. Jack and Macbeth are two characters who are ambitious, whose personalities darkly change throughout their stories and who are evil. Jack is bent on power from the beginning whereas, Macbeth is manipulated by three witches and his wife to take power.
Phoebe understood that his red hunting hat was like a safety blanket for Holden, “Then what [Phoebe] did-- it almost killed me-- she reached in the coat pocket and took out my red hunting hat and put it on my head. ‘Don 't you want it?’ I said ‘You can wear it a while’” (Salinger, 212) At the end of the book we find out that Holden is in a mental institution and he was telling his whole story to his therapist which shows that Holden really did need help. Pecola, unlike Holden and Claudia, is totally neglected by her parents. Neither of her parents care about her and her brother ran away, she has no one and has no idea what love is. “Then Pecola asked a question that had never entered my mind.
Can the impact of having a few really good friends change the way that you are, or even the way you think? In the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, a boy named Charlie struggles with problems of abuse and adolescence. Once he meets his new friends, however, his problems seem to wash away. The book gives an answer by showing how his friendship solves his problems with abuse in his household. Charlie finds out that his Aunt Helen had molested him every Saturday when they would watch TV through a dream that he has.
He wont stop talking about the man in his closet, things have been hard on him since his mother left and I think perhaps he coming up with this boogeyman for attention. I really should schedule an appointment with a child counselor. 8/24 Starting to really get worried about Kevin, hes not sleeping very good at all and he has dark rings around his eyes, I really feel like somethings wrong. He tells me that the man in his closet told him that his mommy is a whore and thats why she is not around. The man told him that she is jeff peters new mommy now and that she has a new family now, jeff is his classmate, and his mother ran away with his father, Ive never told that to kevin before so someone mustve have let it slip, kids can be cruel.