H.P. Lovecraft wrote the short story, “The Dunwich horror,” in 1928 and had it published in april of 1929. He has written other works such as “The Call of Cthulhu,” “Dagon,” “The Shadow over Innsmouth,” “The Colour Out of Space,” and “From Beyond.” Many common themes within his work are non human influences on humanity and forbidden knowledge. In many of his stories there are unknown creatures that cause humans to go insane. Also, his short stories have curiosity of the unknown. H.P Lovecraft likes to write about science fiction and mythology. Most of his pieces have mythological creatures that he either makes up or learns about from other cultures. In “The Dunwich Horror” he uses characterization to build up the suspense and views from each character. He also uses setting to create an erie environment to develop the themes of the story. Lastly, Lovecraft creates a theme of the terror that occurs throughout the whole town of Dunwich. H.P. Lovecraft in “The Dunwich Horror” depicts the way insanity takes over one 's mind for not conquering your greatest fears.
In Octavia Butler’s novel, Kindred, Rufus Weylin is one of the main characters who undergoes a lot of change throughout the novel, making him a round character. A round character is defined as a “major character in a story who encounters contradictory situations and undergoes transformation during this phase. Therefore, the characters does not remain the same throughout the narrative, making their traits difficult to identify from beginning until the end (LiteraryDevice).” The reader, along with Dana, follows Rufus’s growth throughout some major points in his life, from a young boy who forms a bond and friendship with Dana, to when he grows up to be a racist man who ultimately attempts to rape her. However, it is evident that Rufus’s ideology
Lack of communication leads to much dysfunction. Ordinary People based on the book by Judith Guest revolves around the Jarrett family and their efforts to communicate. Conrad Jarrett, the son of Calvin and Beth Jarrett, struggles with PTSD and survivor’s guilt after the death of his brother in a boating accident. Additionally, Beth, who favored her older son, has isolated herself from Conrad. She distances herself emotionally, whilst trying to maintain the family’s idealistic reputation. Meanwhile, Calvin tries to keep his family tightly knit, despite his own emotions of helplessness and guilt. Consequently, The movie ends with Beth leaving her family, an event that could have been evaded through conflict management. The
In “The Tell-tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe, the demented, arrogant and dark tones reflect the man’s guilt and insanity that eventually leds him to admit to the crime he committed.
The movie ‘Fences’ has three main characters: Troy Maxson, Cory Maxson, and Rose Maxson. However, I believe characters such as Lyons Maxson, Jim Bono, and Gabriel Maxson play extremely important roles in the movie also. Therefore, I will speak on all six.
Diversity: a group of people with differences from each other, that create a variety in society. In The Road by Cormac McCarthy, The Boy and The Man (which are the son and father respectively), are alike in that they have to share their unfortunate circumstances together. They go through situations such as hunger, freezing temperatures, and lack of shelter. They also encountered people that sometimes caused them danger, because those people wanted to survive too. However, The Man and The Boy are very different from each other, in that they have different personalities, perspectives, and experiences. These differences are important because they show that these different perspectives, experiences, and personalities cause people to make different
Spooky things exist to feed off people’s emotions. People normally view these spooky things using a set rules or scale to judge these type of monsters. This is how people are aware of the situations that they are in. In order to escape this situation, people must think about it to themselves. Due to these situations, people of our community watch horror movies in order to simulate the idea of spooky things for the future. In the articles of “Why Do We Crave Horror Movies” by Stephen King and “My Zombie, Myself: Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead by Chuck Klosterman, both author argues have similar ideas to why the human being crave horror movies because of the emotions we get from them.
Growing up I never focused my attention on reading and writing. I found alternate interests in playing video games and bonding with my family. My mother always forced my siblings and I to read three novels every summer, to increase our knowledge, and to expand our imaginations. It wasn’t till later in life where reading became native to me. Every event big or small, helped shape my literacy skills that I’ve achieved through my years of education.
[hook here] The horror genre has different elements that are repeated throughout all horror stories. One of the most common elements of horror is the use of suspense. According to “What is the Horror Genre?”, “…horror stories share the use of suspense as a tactic with many other kinds of literature…that suspense is intensified by our knowledge of the genre.” The advance knowledge of what is going to happen also creates suspense—authors can either confirm those expectations or surprise the reader with a different outcome. Another element associated with horror is setting. When people think of horror, they typically think of old houses, abandoned castles, damp cellars, etc. Another element of many horror stories is focusing on the conflict between
Stephen King’s birthplace is Portland, Maine. His parents are Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. Stephen King is a university of Maine graduate, he graduated with a B.S. in English and a minor in dramatics. King has several major achievements for his literary masterpieces. King is most known for writing novels, short stories and screenplays; not many people know about the children’s book he published. Stephen King, American author, writes about every nightmare producing topic imaginable, and Stephen King is one of the best horror fiction novelists, who has written the greatest horror fiction novels of the twentieth and twenty first century.
Imagine if you were facing social issues as a 16 year old with cancer. How would you react to knowing you won't be able to play any sports, or do activities most people do without thinking twice about how grateful they are? What would that say about your character? The Fault in our Stars is a story about a teenage girl with cancer who struggles to fit in with society, but then she discovers the love of her life, Augustus Waters. “Hop Frog” is a story about a dwarf jester, who was taken from his home, and mistreated the king and his cabinet. When he one day gets his revenge on them. “The Tell Tale Heart” is about a man that has a problem with another old man because of the “old man's” vulture eye. He later kills the old man by suffocating him
The short story titled 'GOT YOU' is written as an addition to the internet phenomenon of "Creepy Pasta's", which are a collection of short stories intended to be a scary and spooky read for people looking for a quick thrill. This short tale is influenced by the style model "I'LL BE WAITING" written by an anonymous writer on the official Creepy Pasta webpage and would be under the section of 'Beings & Entities'. My target audience for this story is for young adults, who maybe have a more understanding of things like child abuse. The primary purpose of this piece of text is to entertain the reader and give them the thrill that the implied reader would be seeking. The secondary purpose of this text is to spread light on child abuse and abusive households, due to the fact a message of this story is that children can be so scared and mentally scarred by their horrible home life, that traditional scary things like monsters under the bed don’t frighten
To understand how Lovecraft´s short stories have their characters react as they do in the face of danger and how they can induce fear in the reader in certain cases one has to understand at first what fear is and why it appears.
Howard Philips Lovecraft is one of the twentieth century uprising writers. All of his works are revolving in the context of terror and horror fiction. He is best known as the master of Gothic tales. Lovecraft did not made up the terror he reflected in his stories, it is the terror of what he faced and struggled, that affected him deeply to the extent to write about it. He had a rough life, as the history of his family is full of human delicacy and nervous breakdowns. Moreover, he dropped out of school, without graduating, and that made Lovecraft battle unemployment for the rest of his life.
Literary Genres, the definition is in the name. A type of writing that runs on nothing but one’s imaginations and in some cases worst fears. It is created to give the readers a type of escape from the real world, and keeps them up through through the night flipping pages until they are finally finished the novel. Within literary genres comes a couple fan favourites, the Horror Genre, and the Romance Genre. The two tend to alternate reality in a way that creates a fantasy, or nightmare for us living in the novels of each genre.