The Importance Of Gothic Writing

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The genre of Gothic writing is necessary for people to understand the depth of what people are feeling in a deep way. Gothic writing cannot be described in a way that cannot be described in a way seen with normal writing; however, gothic writing allows this point to be exaggerated. Gothic writing is a genre of writing that was mainly popularized in the Southern United States and other countries have had the same type of writing but it was not classified as Gothic. This theme allows for the points of certain writers that include: William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, and Lu Xun, to get their points across. William Faulkner wrote the short story, “A Rose for Emily” which follows the life of Miss Emily Gierson and as we follow her life in a strange order we learn that she lives with something wrong with her head. While following her life, we find out that she murders an innocent man, Homer Barron, and then lays with every night that she goes to sleep which is only found out at the end of story when she passed away as well, while also having a deeper meaning. In Flannery O’Connor’s story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” the reader follows the trip that a family takes from Georgia to Florida, where it is discovered that everyone in the family has something negative about their personality. The audience then follows as the family is held captive by a hardened criminal who goes by the name of the “Misfit,” and they are all murder by him because he is insane while; also, having a
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