The, The Cask Of Amontillado, By Edgar Allan Poe Essay

1052 Words Oct 9th, 2016 5 Pages
The Horror genre is a literature genre of fiction which has the characteristic or the capacity to create scare or frighten their readers. This genre popularity increased in incredible ways in the last couple of years with the development of the movies and television industries. This genre such as in a movie or in a book has incredible popularity and grabs the attention of a big number of audience Some enjoy that adrenaline feeling, being in danger, expecting the unknown, death, all the feelings and more people experiences at the moment of reading or watching horror, some of the people really enjoys it, other people prefer not to watch the movie, just like me. Among the genius works of literature of the horror genre I would like to name and furthermore explain the different types and kinds of horror literature characteristics. The masterpieces I would be working with are “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, and finally “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” written by Joyce Carol Oates, but before focusing in this three stories, more important is to show the origins of the horror genre.
The genre of horror has ancient origins focusing on death, the afterlife, evil, the demonic and the principle of the thing embodied in the person. These were manifested in stories of beings such as witches, vampires, werewolves and ghosts. Horror genre starts not only decades ago, started centuries ago, in the 18th century with Gothic horror and…

Related Documents