Poe was interested in madness, detective stories, and has perceived themes like death and decay.58 A new innovation to the gothic that appears in the mid-nineteenth century is the Sensation novels. Sensation mode is derived from Radcliffean style of evoking terror , suspense, and mystery. It is regarded as a sub- genre of the gothic . Sensational novel deals mainly with senses. It is called so, because it makes the readers feel intense senses: fear, horror, excitement, suspense and anxiety.
Romanticism emerged in the late eighteenth century in reaction to the rationalism of the Enlightenment. Wordsworth and other Romantics emphasized the vigor of everyday life, the importance of human emotions, and the enlightening power of nature. Romanticism also stressed the power of imagination, which encouraged freedom from standard conventions in art and sometimes provocatively reversed social conventions (Newworldencyclopedia.org, n.d.) He helped to unite the serenity of nature and the inner emotional world of men; poetry that reunited readers with true emotions and feelings. (Shmoop, 2008). He became England's poet laureate in 1843, a role he held until his death in 1850 (Kettler, n.d.) Originally inspired by the French Revolution and the social changes it brought, Wordsworth tried to create poetry of the people, in the language of the common man.
He was different than other romantic writers in the sense that he didn’t write about the love or romance you would typically see, he wrote about death, torture, and mystery. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s main writing traits consist of a fascination with death, the supernatural, the gothic, and the mysterious, moods that include oddness, fear, sense of terror, the gothic and the grotesque, and has a knowledge of people and life based on deep, intuitive understanding. Nathaniel Hawthorne was a romantic author who wrote against the Puritan ideas. Puritan people didn’t like his writing styles and his stories because he disagreed with their way of life. He viewed the Puritans as hypocrites and being religious, sexist, and afraid of God’s judgement.
The paper illustrates that Marvell wears the mask of hedonism in an attempt to try his hands in the hedonistic theme or the contemporary carpe-diem motifs which are at odds with Marvell 's spiritual attitudes. This conclusion could not be reached without examining the available biographical and historical background of the poem. The paper also examines the text of the poem from stylistic, biographical and historical perspectives which were subordinated in traditional critical studies which targeted the text. As a whole, the
The literature of Romanticism versus the Victorian era initially becomes a problematic subject to accept. As a Victorian poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins attacks the conception of religion by questioning the existence of God. Hopkins’ sonnets reflect this issue of an oppress religion and educates people towards the conspiracy of a change era through his magnificent poems. Hopkins stands true to the new and improve era of Victorian by conciliating the absences of divinity. Although others may have disagree that G.M.
Regarding Chillingworth’s “revenge”, I find that the reason he chose to torture Hester and Dimmesdale rather than just letting everyone know that he was Hester’s husband was because he felt hurt and betrayed and I believe he wanted Hester and Dimmesdale to feel as much hurt as he did. When thinking of justice this implies to take that action into our own hands and do with it what you will. Get an eye for an eye. In this case, justice and evil go hand and hand. Chillingworth is so bent on getting his revenge/justice that he is blinded by all the evil he is doing.
William Blake wrote most of his major works during this time, criticising bigwig, oppressive institutions such as the church, the monarchy, or any other cultural traditions that stipulated some sort of rules to be followed. Blake was also against racism, sexism or classicism because he thought that they supressed people from their true nature, and that could not be acceptable. The author of Songs of Innocence and Experience wrote this collection to express all the hatred he felt against the beliefs of the Industrial Revolution, such as child exploitation, and at the same time, supporting the ideals of the French Revolution, because the French people revolted against the monarchy and
There are a lot of known magnificent writers in American literature like Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson and Herman Melville. The writers seek to express the romantic worldview in a form of romanticism. A novel is majestic, emotionally intense and often is having symbolic overtones. A romantic novel is actually not a love story, it is a serious novel, which uses special hardware to transmit a complex, sometimes subtly fine sense. Instead of carefully drawn realistic characters, the authors have used an abundance of details, there were created a heroic figure that at times seemed more than life itself.
To live in hell, and heaven to behold by Henry Constable (1562-1613) This critical essay examines about the concept of love in this sonnet. This poem first appeared in the Elizabethan age. It is a Shakespearean sonnet because there are fourteen lines. The rhyme scheme of this sonnet is ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. In this poem, it tries to reveal the concept of true love to show how impress of loving, Nevertheless, in my view, I am totally not agree with the concept of love in this sonnet because it is a fake love not a true love.
Bertrand Russel, British philosopher, writer and social critic, once said: “The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible”. Is not it the best definition of realism? Perhaps it might seem pessimistic and exaggerated, but this is the essense. Realism is usually defined as an artistic method that highlights the importance of the vital truth in depicting social environment, relationships, life and the types of human characters that are shaped by it. In the eighteenth century realism was understood as a practical way of thinking and behavior which had nothing in common with „idealist” dreams.