Tim Burton vs. Edgar Allan Poe: Twisted Humor and Twisted Somber Tim Burton and Edgar Allan Poe are arguably two of the greatest American-born writers known for their dark, gothic, and horror-esque oevre. Along with their nearly identical style of writing come some significant differences. Both include an eery tone in their writing, however, Burton's work generally has a more quirky approach as to Poe's ominous manner. It's easy to identify a film directed by Tim Burton: black and white pinstripes, grotesque characters, and a Halloween themed setting. In addition to these details, Burton tends to reflect the story line on society.
Poe’s usage of resources like dark atmospheres, messing around with the time in which the story is represented, this was most commonly used to alter reader’s ideas of the perfection and the beauty and divert them more to the contemporary side. He liked to mix different settings with times who were most likely to confuse the reader’s perception of it, making his stories more suspenseful. Poe’s characters had something in between, parts or their full names weren’t ever mentioned. He believed the real emphasis should be put in the emotions of the character, not in the identity. This is the case of "The Pit and the Pendulum" where the base of the story is the representation of characters fears not knowing the name of the same.
Within that short passage one can see the presence of personification, allusion and imagery. One could almost visualize a powerful, mysterious smirk appear on Mother Nature's face as she turns away. The novel The Hot Zone, is currently my favorite read. The powerful and provoking writing style of Richard Preston makes me want to dive other works by him. The fact that he can make a non fictional informative story so intriguing and addicting is a large feat.
Mr. Meow Three stories that have very similar views and aspects is “The Devil and Tom Walker“ by Washington Irving, “The Black Cat “ by Edgar Allan Poe, and “Prey” by Richard Matheson. The reasoning these books are so alike it’s because they both follow the main themes which is being supernatural, and entrapment. The stories are different but yet so alike. The three authors for the fable want to convey a message and a lesson. In other words they wanted to spread the general message that could change someone's life just by reading and comprehending this fable.
Poe also discuss the creepy scenery, to bring out the true horrifying aspect of where the characters are. If Poe’s intention are to scare the reader, then he is going to do it. As an author, he wants to use rich detail to really protrude his ideas of the story being
Especially in a gothic piece where there is a ton a fear represented throughout the story. This is similar to the other pieces because it puts fear into the reader, as they hope for the best of the narrators. On the other hand, it has it 's differences between the pieces because it foreshadows, where “The Pit and the Pendulum” has suspense and happens quickly,
Heart of Darkness is a Novella with an "enigmatic story" that approaches various controversial themes. The style in which it is written - prose - and the way it approaches modernism with a shift in realism resulted in an immense influence on twentieth century literature. This writing style permitted the fluid development of the story, touching controversial aspects such as heroification and power, without even mentioning them. The significance of the story allows the reader to identify and interpret said themes, but also able to make counterarguments and opinions throughout the narration. Conrad, the author, gives the main character, Marlow, the role of outsider of a Company in which he starts discovering different traditions and beliefs
He is credited with being the author to revive the genre of horror fiction. One thing that makes his work so great is the fact that his works can be linked together. It is as if his novels are all planets in one giant, horrifying, alternate universe. Each story if put together would make the biggest tale of nightmares imaginable. Stephen King states this was not intentionally done.
Edgar Allan Poe is in the same way using both terror and horror to give the reader the most horrifying experience. In The Tell-Tale Heart he does not completely let out the gross out part, but gives us some details about the murder of the old
Eric Chen Mr. Todd Language Literature E8, Compare and Contrast Essay 28 September 2017 Compare and Contrast: “Old Ben” and “A Glow in the Dark” The two stories, “Old Ben” and “A Glow in the Dark”, like any other stories, have many similarities and differences. In this essay, I will discuss three similarities and three differences relating to these two short stories. I am comparing and contrasting them because the stories “Old Ben” and “A Glow in the Dark” are two of my favorite short stories and both have a lot of suspense. But the suspense happens during different times in the story. The first similarity is that both main characters were afraid of something but conquered their fear at the end of the story.