Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe 's ' The Godfather Of Goth ' Essay

809 Words May 6th, 2016 4 Pages
Edgar A. Poe influenced fictional writers after his time period by revolutionizing the entire horror genre. Poe was not only a fictional writer, but he was also a fictional writer who was obsessed with the American Goth aspect of writing. In which, he portrayed a lot of Goth in his writings such as “The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, and also “The Pit and the Pendulum.” Poe did not only write horror, but also he progressed the horror genre to a whole entire dimension that people of his time were not accustomed to. Poe was one of the first writers to incorporate Goth within his writings making Goth his legacy instead of .
Edgar Allan Poe was the Godfather of Goth; he single-handedly brought Goth into American Literature. Before Poe’s time other authors mainly focused their writings on fiction to include naturalism and realism. Poe wanted to be different; he wanted to make something new for people to read. Goth lifestyle was not only a part of his life, but also it was his escape route to everything that was going on in his life. Poe was the Frankenstein of Goth in the aspect that he created it just as Dr. Frankenstein created his monster. By using his writings as an outlet he told people how he felt and that he indeed had something to bring to literature. Poe’s specific type of writing was out of the norm for people because it is where the author could be himself and not be afraid of what others think. He used compelling writings to captivate the young minds of writers who…

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