I could tell Austen was not just a writer: she was, first and foremost, a reader. For me, reading a novel is simply not enough. By reading F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby, I was struck by the harsh contrast between effulgent glamour, and the scandalous underbelly of the society in which the novel was set. By studying the novel, I was able to understand how this
Creon’s rage is what caused his sister's death, Antigone because he is stubborn when he is mad. Lastly, terror is a big emotion that caused negativity. If Ismene was not scared of Creon and helped bury Polyneices better and would have had a better chance in saving Antigone. Love was a huge emotion in the play Antigone. Antigone’s love for her brother Polyneices led to her being put in jail and led to her killing herself.
Through the analyzation of Jackson’s work, it can be said that an everyday setting or relationship is made abnormal by either a comedic or terror twist. In the case of Haunting of Hill Side, she chooses to contort the story to scare the reader. Through the review by Val Wenner, she is celebrated for her darkness. (p1 Warner) I myself have an interest in the abstract and weird pieces of literature. Jackson has won my appreciation; authors who know how to psychologically alter a person's mood are (in my opinion) the most amazing.
Gothic literature can make you feel like you are in the story. It provides a dubious feeling and is some of the most descriptive writing out there. Pretty much all gothic literature can be connected through the gothic elements within the story. In the short stories, “Prey”, by Richard Matheson, “A Rose for Emily”, by William Faulkner, and “The Raven”, by Edgar Allen Poe, gothic elements such as grotesqueness and supernatural events connect together. In “Prey”, by Richard Matheson, The author writes that the main character “felt warm blood running down her skin”(Matheson 4).
When Iago says this, he is showing his true colors. He is a sneaky and devious man who happens to be under the authority of Othello. He hates Othello and basically his life. He is jealous, dramatic, and is willing to lose everything just to cause chaos and destruction to anyone that crosses his path. Here, he is telling the audience that bad things are to come and his is beginning to have ideas on how to destroy Othello, Desdemona, and the
l of fungus all of a sudden lingers in the reader 's mind, tingling their senses. His writing is full of luscious detail, leaving the reader in suspense. Another type of Poe’s favorite gothic literature is a setting: Bleak, dark, and spooky. A portion of his work has some kind of a spooky setting whether it’s at midnight or the narrator themselves being in complete darkness. “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door,” (The Raven 1).
In a novel where liberal ideals and forming one’s own morals is emphasized, Jean Louise, a young woman highlights these ideas. During this time period, there was a de facto filial piety, where the younger members of a generation followed their elders, this was even moreso for women, who still faced inequality everyday. Thus, by characterizing Jean Louise as a progressive, young woman, Harper Lee tactfully instills the theme upon readers, that questioning society and forming beliefs true to one’s self is key. This is further seen in how Jean Louise returns to Maycomb and uproots beliefs that had been underlying for decades, and she does so by questioning those she had once seen as role models, and forming her own
She also tortures Gerald with the fact that he does not love her, causing Gerald to become so annoyed that he begins to think of how good it would be to kill her. As their strong wills begin to clash more frequently, it becomes clear that these two wish to inflict pain on one another and to cause each other great sorrow. Yet an attraction still exists and they continue to be involved romantically. The climax occurs when Gerald can no longer handle Gudrun’s intense friendship with Herr Loerke and almost strangles her to
325, House Mothers and Haunted Daughters: Shirley Jackson and Female Gothic). Jackson has other common threads within her novels, such as “a woman’s troubled relation to her mother and/or to a house or to ‘home’ [which] produces anxieties about the world that coincide with a central element in Female Gothic narratives, ‘fear of self.’” (pg. 325, House Mothers and Haunted Daughters: Shirley Jackson and Female Gothic). These anxieties within novels, due to relationships with mothers, can cause one to experience an identity crisis. According to Judith Kegan Gardiner, “fictional women are worse off than real ones: women’s ‘search for identity has been even less successful within the world of fiction than outside it.’” (pg.
Next, Anne’s imagination acts as a means of escape that Maud attempts to achieve herself. Furthermore, Anne develops a connection with Matthew unlike any other, which points out the strength of imagination and perhaps the isolation of Marilla (Montgomery herself). Additionally, the idea of a “New Woman” is born around the time of Maud, and her novel shows her support of this new idea through the portrayal of Anne as this “New Woman”. Lastly, Anne’s perception of loss changes at the end of the novel to something of acceptance. This is poignant because if Anne is a mimic of Montgomery herself, then this could be connected to the acceptance of the loss of self in Montgomery’s case.
In conclusion, Northanger Abbey by Austen is a realistic coming of age novel in the 19th century. Catherine commences as a naïve young girl whom like most youth mistakes fiction with reality. She learns from her mistake and is rewarded in the hand of marriage with Henry. Catherine exemplifies a early 19th century coming of age character whom Austen successfully
Tartt uses her characters to portray how literature does not shy away from the truth. She exposes her characters; making me develop a love-hate relationship with them. In reality I would hate them but, in written form, I find myself defending them. Ever since, I have been obsessed with the way authors manipulate the mind of their readers. Contemporary authors that I love are Colleen Hoover and Tabitha Suzuma.
In “The Birthmark”, Aylmer is bothered in seeing a birthmark on his wife Georgiana’s cheek. I believe that Aylmer was truly evil in the way he manipulated Georgiana in thinking he truly cared about her. Aylmer’s ideas of perfection were the most dangerous thing about him and even led him to kill. When Georgiana learned of her husband’s disdain towards her birthmark she was devastated. Slowly, Aylmer manipulated Georgiana into believing that this mark would need to be removed.
Writers want readers to see the point they 're faking to make. For example, I don’t know about you, but when I read fiction with historical events involved, I’m engaged, but I feel unsettled. As if, I’m in the wrong to be reading these words from this voice who is attempting to create an already made past in order to give readers something. _This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen_ by Tadeusz Borowski has been one of those types of stories for me. A heart-wrenching story.
This creates the question, is femininity natural, or something someone constantly works towards? Why Anne Makes us Dizzy: Reading Anne of Green Gables from a Gender Perspective written by Julia McQullian and Julie Pfeiffer, is a scholary article that analysis and critiques the gender roles and perspectives portrayed