My favorite reading of the three experts was Thunder at Wembley by Virginia Woolf. One of the main reasons why this was my favorite was due to its mysterious content. The first clue of mystery is within the title itself. The word Thunder usually in literature stands for danger, and paints a picture of a dark, mysterious night. Virginia Woolf does an exceptional job of using the rhetorical appeal of Pathos through the except.
One example of this is when he wrote “He reached the house just as another flash of lightning changed the night to day for an instance, then returned the graffiti-scarred building to the grim shadows.” This sentence helps develop a sinister mood, and also reveals the condition of Greg’s town. Another instance of descriptive writing is “... Greg could see a squarish patch of light on the floor.” The singular patch of light in the otherwise dark structure builds up suspense.
By: Javan wright The Tell Tale Heart story and the monkey’s paw are both horror. The Tell Tale Heart story has three major characteristics; mystery, horror, and thriller. The monkey, paw has horror and the suspense was the supernatural events going on in the story. In these three paragraphs I will talk about the suspense, fear, and surprise in these two stories.
And observe how healthily-how calmly I can tell you the whole story.” This reveals that by using words like, “healthily” and “calmly” he shows how he is feeling and uses connotative diction. Overall, he uses connotative diction to produce a horrifying mood to the reader. To conclude, in the Tell-Tale Heart, Poe produces a horrifying mood. He uses dark details, figurative language, and connotative diction.
Magical Realism is a literary or artistic genre in which realistic narrative and an acceptance of magic in the real world. Julio Cortazar’s “House Taken Over” is a good example of magical realism, because the house is taken over by something that is unusual and supernatural. “The first few days were painful, since we’d both left so many things in the part that had been taken over” (pg.40). I chose this sentence to show that the thing that took over was really powerful like magic but was being used as dark magic in this story. Therefore, “House Taken Over” is an example because the story used spirits that were powerful and was scaring the people that lived in the house.
The London fog, the town of Crythin Gifford, and the park scene all gives the novella a very gothic atmosphere. The novella, especially gives a feeling of dread and mystery with the atmosphere. “The Woman in Black” by Susan Hill is a haunting story that leaves the reader searching for more answers, maybe even more than
Setting is the key element in Gothic Literature. It displays the different places and architectures that are essentials to visualize Gothic. The setting is highly significant in a Gothic novel because it helps to add horror and fear to its mood and dreadful weakness to its characters. As said by Snodgrass, the settings of Gothic literary works present an extensional symbolic psychological case to its human characters (158).Gothic fictions are usually set in isolated landscapes or highly secured prisons, secret passages or corridors, old castles or ghostly houses, and graveyards. According to Hogle, Gothic areas might be "a castle, a foreign place, an abbey, a vast prison, a subterranean crypt, a graveyard, a primeval frontier, or island, a large old house or theatre. . .
Folktales or Fairy Tales? Both give us of a false sense of reality; there is a good side with no evil within the world and a side that scares us with the harsh bitter truth. The folktale versions of Little Red Riding hood, “Wolf” and “Werewolf” by Francesca Block and Angela Carter, depict that “it [is] a wicked world ” filled with “cold weather and cold hearts” through their experiences (Block 1; Carter 1 ). Although the protagonists in “Wolf” and “Werewolf” bear harsh and cruel environments, the differences in their self esteem and reactions to certain difficulties are conflicting.
The gothic elements fused with the scary in the storyline where anxiety can be seen existing in the dark edges of the type and the locked secrets in back of doors retains on the memory of readers. Pictures that are hard to forget for instance as described by Jonathan Harker in his journal in chapter three "I observed the fingers and foot grasp the corners of the stones, worn clear of the mortar by the stress of years, and by thus using every projection and inequality move downwards with substantial speed, just as a
My overall thoughts on this movie were I found the death scenes to be brutal, fun, and one of a kind definetly more then intense then the original. At the same time a little more comedic, which took away most elements of fear for me. I was totally digging the death scenes, with how clever each one was. Most parts I had my eyes covered, which is another thing that gets me into a good horror film. Black Christmas had intese scenes of stalking as well giving it fresh unbelieveable views that somebody is watching under a bathroom tile.
Connell uses imagery to show the reader how intense and fearful Rainsford feels in the story. For instance, Zaroff first look to Rainsford was “menacing look” (17) This quote is imagery because it describing the look in his eyes did not change and it was a menacing look also. Another example for imagery would be when “Ivan conducted him was in many ways remarkable.”
“The Cask of Amontillado” has a dark environment surrounding the story as it takes place in the catacombs. Fortunato is a genius with a strange sense of being skillful and deceiving. However, Montresor and his joyfulness in celebration leads him to become very trusting of Fortunato, resulting in
In W.W. Jacobs’ story, “The Monkey's’ Paw”, Mr White wanted 200 pounds to pay off his house, but his wish cost him his son's life, so he tries to wish him back to life. One passage in particular (page 6) is significant to the rest of the story. The passage is so important because it introduces conflict, sets the tone, and the rest of the story is based on this passage. Firstly, conflict arises for the first time in this passage.
In the story, “The Monkey’s Paw”, the White’s acquire a monkey’s paw from an old friend. The friend reveals that the paw is considered magic and then gives it to the Whites, starting a chain of events that brings sorrow to the family. However, just who is responsible for the misfortune that came to the Whites? Sergeant-