With Stephen King’s many successful works, he has single-handedly changed the way people perceive the horror genre. People do not read King for just entertainment, people read King to face their fears. King writes from his personal experiences which is what makes his horror so thrilling because to a point, his writing is realistic. An article called Criticism of Stephen (Edwin) King states, “If someone in the future wants to see what American life was like, what Americans cared about, what our stories were in the seventies and eighties, they’ll read Stephen King” (2003). The article even claims that in 50 years Stephen King will be regarded as “the dominant literary figure of the time” (2003).
Hashmat Shah NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE AS “YOUNG GOODMAN BROWN” Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1804. He was born in the dark times of the Salem witch trials, in which his ancestors were involved in and were one of the first colonists. “Nathaniel Hawthorne 's short stories include "My Kinsman, Major Molineux" (1832), "Roger Malvin 's Burial" (1832), "Young Goodman Brown" (1835), and the collection Twice-Told Tales. He is best known for his novels The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of the Seven Gables (1851). His use of allegory and symbolism make Hawthorne one of the most studied writers.
He holds fame in the ring of American Gothic genre, digs out people’s darkest sides and puts them into words, and, without himself knowing, influences countless people with his works. This paper shows the background information about how the childhood environment of Poe shaped him, then talks about how his early life affected his style of writing, and, lastly, examples of how his works relate to his childhood memories. Poe did not have a supportive family. His father left the family early in Poe 's life, and his mother passed away from tuberculosis when he was only three (“Edgar Allan Poe”). He was then taken in by John and Frances Allan, a successful merchant couple.
January 19, 1809, Edgar Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Elizabeth Arnold Poe and David Poe Jr. both professional actors. By 1811, Edgar’s father abandoned the family leaving his former wife Elizabeth with two year old Edgar, his eldest brother Henry and his infant sister Rosalie. But things were about to take a tragic turn, on December 8, 1811, Edgars mother passed away from tuberculosis while Edgar was at the tender age of two, soon after his father David passed away from tuberculosis as well. The three Poe children were then separated, Henry went to live with his biological grandparents, and Rosalie was adopted by the Mackenzie family. Edgar on the other hand, was adopted by John and Frances Allan, a well rewound Richmond couple
What Killed Edgar Allen Poe? Edgar Allen Poe was an American mystery writer, he lived a very short and depressing life. He was born on January 19, 1809 but his unfair life began after that. When Edgar was three years old, his dad left him and his mom died of tuberculosis. Shortly, he was separated from his siblings William and Rosalie because he had been adopted by John and Frances Allan.
He got married to an older woman named Elizabeth Porter, who was was 21 years older than he was. He tried to become a schoolmaster, but that didn’t work, out for him because he didn’t have a degree. In 1737, he left and went to London, where he found himself a job as a writer. In addition to writing book reviews and derivative biographies, at one point he was assigned the task of writing thinly disguised reports of the debates in Parliament (Brief Biography, 2016). Moreover, he started to get noticed for his work, like his poems “London,” and, “The Vanity of Human Wishes.” His poems were written in 1738 and 1749, but in the 1750’s he became a master at writing.
In Twains early life he suffered with the loss of a younger sister due to an unknown cause (Press 16). Shortly after his father died from pneumonia at the age 49. That meant him and his older brother Orion had to get a job Twain was only 12 (press,16). Twain worked alongside his
Benjamin Franklin was a scientist, politician, and he invents a bunch of cool things. Benjamin Franklin did not attend school until the age of ten. It took his father two years to pay for his son’s education. Franklin’s family household was large and he is the youngest out of his seventeen siblings. Benjamin Franklin grew up with an unfortunate lifestyle; in the fall of 1723, he went travelled to Philadelphia the city of Pennsylvania with a lack of budget and without support from anyone not even his close family.
One early experience that shaped and influenced Poe’s writing was the death of both of his parents before he was three years old. Equally important to what impacted Poe, was that his foster dad never legally adopted him, and then died in 1834. His wife, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe, died of tuberculosis in January 30, 1847(“Edgar Allan Poe” 1). Edgar Allan Poe was forced to leave school and quit going to the US Military Academy, because he did not have sufficient funds to keep going (“Edgar Allan. Poe” 2).
Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of the most studied and influential writers in history. His many works use symbolism and allegory to portray their purpose, filling them with deep meaning and offering a wide variety of interpretation. Hawthorne was not particularly proud of his family history; he disagreed with some of his ancestors positions in the salem witch trials. He distanced himself with that part of his family and added a “w” to his name to further do so. Hawthorne was born in Salem Massachusetts, which gave him a prevalent theme of puritanism in many of his stories.