Baylor Haynie Blevins English III 26 February, 2018 Stephen King Stephen King is one of the most famous American novelist of our time. He has always had the passion of writing horror books since he was a kid. His first major novel “Carrie” was actual thrown in the garbage by him, but later saved when his wife took it out of the tash and read it (MacNee 224). Garyn G. Roberts said “King himself is a product of his individual experiences and cultural inheritances, and he mirrors what we are all about”. This paper is about Stephen King, one of the his greatest novels “The Shining”, and what critical evaluators had to say about him.
Introduction Literature has proved to be throughout time a powerful tool for creating enduring myths, legendary characters and fictional stories, making thus the truth irrelevant as long as the narrative was gripping. Such aspects, together with the context and period into which a novel was written brought to life stories that have become immortal and are going to last for eternity. This seems to be the case of the 19th century author Bram Stoker, who, upon fact, legend and fiction brought to life his eponymous vampire: Count Dracula, a sinister and monstrous predator who thrived on the blood of living souls. Regarded by many as the defining work of Gothic fiction, Stoker’s fin-de-sìecle novel achieved a pervasive hold on Western imagination, transforming it into one of the most lasting literary myths of all times. Hence, it comes as no surprise that when we say “vampire” we immediately think of Dracula, and such has been the superstition created around this character that nowadays it is impossible to allude to Romania, and particularly to Transylvania, without thinking of it as the home of Dracula.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s life was marked by tragedy from a young age. He was born August 20th 1890, in Providence, Rhode Island. He was a sickly child who stayed home from school often, he did attend Hope High School but he had to drop out due to several nervous breakdowns. His father was a traveling salesman until he was institutionalized in Butler Hospital in Providence in 1893 because of
Does the background of the story impact the tale? Herman Meville’s youthful experiences were crucial and were basically underlining his artistic life. He was the third child of a family that was to grow of 4 boys and 4 girls. In 1826, he was found to be a bit docile and amiable, meaning that he was slow in comprehension. Following that, he had an illness called the scarlet fever which left him permanently weak eyesight, but that never stop him to go to school.
Sexual allegory is combined with victorian culture and violent monsters, a dichotomy of human instincts. Stoker also captures the constant battle between traditionalists and supporters of modernity. Stoker wraps up this thought experiment in the trappings of a horror novel in order to best show off the monsters he designed. With its ability to have inspired countless vampire progeny across literature and film, Dracula is a work that combines fantasy elements with relatable thematic struggles in a way that will allow it to live
He excelled academically, and his life seemed to be going up, but was kicked out of his university due to some gambling debts, so he enlisted in the army. Later that year he began to write his first poems, and after his service, he moved in with his aunt and cousin in Baltimore, Maryland. He later married his cousin, who promptly died four years later, and wrote some of his most famous works before he eventually died soon after. Overall, his life was no walk in the park and was almost certainly a core reason for his writings to be both so morbid, yet be so
Abstract: Dracula is a Gothic horror novel by the Irish author Bram stoker. There have been so many permutations of the Dracula and vampire theme in modern culture in print, television and film that it is easy to forget how it all started; with the publication of the Dracula novel in 1897. In fact, Bram Stoker did not invented the idea and the legend of Dracula or vampire, but his fictional story brought all the myths and legends together on one table that were already in existence into a cohesive whole. Stoker 's tale of the Count Dracula caught the imagination of the Victorian audience and continues to appeal to readers to this day. The adaptation of this legend and myth to different other stories and movies is a mile stone in English literature.
This historic novel's title is taken from Earnest Dowson's poem. This novel is popular with the American readers and was the best selling novel in the year it was published in 1936. The Twilight Saga - This is a vampire themed fantasy novel written by Stephenie Meyer. It released annually from 2005 to 2008. They chart about the late teen years of Isabella Swan, who moves to Fork and falls in love with a 104 year old vampire, Edward Cullen.
1. Introduction Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker’s world famous novel Dracula was first published in 1897, at the dawn of today’s modernity. Although he wrote more than ten novels, Dracula is by far his most popular work up to date. He himself has never been to the country of Transylvania although he describes it vividly in the novel. Bram Stoker became familiarised with the idea of vampires and the dark east of Europe by various The transition from Victorian Age to modern times is not only marked by a change in industry and trade, but also in values which is prominently featured in Dracula.
Bram Stoker was born in born in Dublin, Ireland in 1847 (Britannica). For much of his life Stoker was a writer, he published his first book The Snake’s Path in 1890. His most popular book Dracula came out seven years later (Britannica). The time in which Stoker wrote books was known as the Victorian era (Victorian Era). “Victorian novels tend to be idealized portraits of difficult lives in which hard work, perseverance, love, and luck win out in the end” (Victorian Era).