The first and obvious element used would be the setting of the story being in a castle. Furthermore, the castle was described as being melancholy, and the atmosphere around the house as dull, dark, and soundless- which is another element of gothic literature- an atmosphere of mystery and suspense. Finally, the element of a woman threatened by a powerful, impulsive, tyrannical male was present in the way Poe showed how Madeline was being pressured into incest by her own brother. The protagonist in The Fall of the House of Usher is
The symbols within the stories of these great writers revealed the impending darkness and gloom that characterized Dark Romanticism. The symbols from “The Fall of the House of Usher," written by Edgar Allan Poe, and “Young Goodman Brown,” written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, sought to use Dark Romanticism to illuminate the mixture of good and evil in human nature. Dark Romanticism is a form of writing that consists of human nature, sins, death, and an abundance of evil to create fearful images that toy with the emotions of its readers. Edgar Allan Poe, a professional at creating such stories, used symbols within his stories to further his Gothic Romantic theme. In the short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe wrote, “I know not how it was – but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit.
(Poe 412).” One element of gothic literature is a gloomy or decaying setting. This scene describes the gloomy setting the literature place in. The dark setting foreshadows the dark theme of the story. The houses feature also represent Poe as himself as well. The house is not taken care of well and the weather is very bleak as well.
The “A” again can stand for artist. However, for Chillingworth, it represents dark art. Dark art meaning black magic and/or devil worship. All of Chillingworth’s characteristics add up to his overall appearance. His cold intellect, old age and haunting figure make him seem even more demon-like.
It was fear that establishes the concepts of religion and faith. Angela carter suggests that “the singular moral function of the gothic is that of provoking unease”4 this unease is imputed to the gothic’s representation of the horror and terror, whether in physical form like pain, imprisonment and violent attacks, or in psychological torture like the fear of the unknown. Moreover, Sigmund Freud asserts in his essay “ The uncanny ” that the gothic novels are full of such uncanny, mysterious events which arouse the feeling of fear and astonishment. The uncanny is related to what is frightening, it coincide to affirm what thrills fear in general.5 Elizabeth MacAndrew, the famous Gothic fiction critic, defines this English genre, Gothic fiction, as a “literature of nightmare”: Among its conventions are found dream landscapes and figures of the subconscious imagination. Its fictional world gives form to amorphous fears and impulses common to all mankind, using an amalgam of materials, some torn from the author’s own subconscious mind and some stuff of myth, folklore, fairy tale, and romance.
This clearly shows about the importance of Allie in Holden’s life and how the death of him would affect him for a very long time with the depression he gets soon after. As Well as the death of Holden’s brother, the depression that lingers long after these events dictate Holden 's words and actions. In the article Understanding the impact of stigma on people with mental illness, Patrick W Corrigan and Amy C Watson states, “ Many people with serious mental illness are challenged doubly. On one hand, they struggle with the symptoms and disabilities that result from the disease… people with mental illness are robbed of the opportunities that define a quality life”. As mentioned in the article, Holden’s depression challenges him greatly as shown in his interactions with other people.
Writing to compare In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” and Julio Cortazar’s “House Taken Over,” the setting were similar because they both took place in a creepy house . However, in Poe’s story, the setting is in a creepy, almost broken down house. By contrast, Cortazar’s setting takes place in a big house that was very clean. Gothic literature is a style of literature that takes place in the past, most of the time it has someone who dies and it has a creepy vibe/tone behind it . Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher,” is a good example of Gothic literature because it shows how a man goes to visit an old friend and see how his friend and his friends twin sister die.
However, the gloom furthers itself when the main character finally arrives upon the House of Usher property where he sees that the house has bleak walls, vacant eyelike windows, white trunks of decaying trees, and there is a crack that zigzags from the corner roof of the home to the opposite bottom corner, which the house later is a symbol of Roderick Usher and his mental health. Roderick
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).
The Trinity of The Fall of the House of Usher The Fall of the House of Usher is one of Poe’s most celebrated stories. The story has been analyzed to display many different effects; however, the story has everything “a Poe story is supposed to have according to the popular view of him: a gothic house, a terrified narrator, live burial, madness, and horrific catastrophe” (Magill 751). Poe is well known for his ability to master horror and use clever symbolism. The Fall of the House of Usher is the traditional horror story put out by Poe with many underlying allusions all to create a single effect. The Fall of the House of Usher written by Edgar Allen Poe uses reflection and duplication to draw attention to the biggest allusion in this short story, the trinity between the Usher house, Roderick Usher, and the Usher line.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde shows off the Mysterious mood. Stevenson used many ways to show mystery. The book shows off this mood by using imagery, details, and diction. In Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Stevenson uses imagery to portray a mysterious mood. ¨The door was blistered and disdained.¨ That shows the door was dark and creepy.