Gothic fiction

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  • Gothic Fiction In Horace Walpole's The Castle Of Otranto

    Gothic fiction or Gothicism is a genre or a type of literature and films that is literally a combination of horrors and fictions and even romance at times it also includes death and supernaturalism. It was known to be introduced by a famous Victorian writer Horace Walpole during the 17th century with his famous and well known book The Castle of Otranto also known as the Gothic Story. When he used the word gothic it literally meant something like ‘barbarous’, as well as ‘deriving from the Middle Ages’. Walpole provided that the story itself was an old relic, providing a preface in which the translator claims to have been discovered the tale, published in Italian in 1529. The story of warpole, ‘founded on truth’, was written in the late three…

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  • Jane Eyre Gothic Fiction Analysis

    Throughout time, different genres of books have risen and fallen and all authors strive to write something that can transcend the boundaries of time. Despite the time period in which books may have been written in, some of the best are preserved and cherished many years after they were published. Charlotte Bronte manages to seamlessly appeal to the tastes of the readers in her era as well as the ones for future generations despite the gothic fiction genre becoming less frequent in recent books.…

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  • Gothic Fiction In Eric Kripke's Supernatural

    Gothic fiction in television has taken the world by storm. Everyday there is something that relates to the gothic side of society. Television shows have such a great impact on society that anywhere a person looks, there is always someone talking about things that happen on television that they almost cannot avoid hearing about it. Any television show is going to have an impact on people in general, but some have a greater affect than others. Eric Kripke, the master mind behind the hit television…

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  • Gothic Fiction In The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe

    Fiction consists of several different categories. One of the many classifications of fiction is gothic fiction. This genre is characterized by the use of sinister and mysterious themes, settings, and moods to invoke a sense of dread, maliciousness, and the extraordinarily crude via literature. The famous American poet, Edgar Allan Poe, was dubbed the father of gothic literature for writing such melancholy tales as “The Raven”, “Annabel Lee”, and “The Tell Tale Heart”. “The Cask of Amontillado”,…

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  • Essay On Gothic Literature

    Gothic literature brings to life the darker side of tragedies by creating an atmosphere of horror and suspense as well as embodying supernatural affairs to the plot. Gothic fiction also considers the motif of the inevitability of fate. Horace Walpole surfaced this style of fiction in the mid 1700s with the novel, The Castle of Otranto. His story concerns all the elements that constitute Gothic literature. The term originated as an expression criticizing the art and architecture of the time,…

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  • Modern Gothic Literature

    Gothic texts are no longer of value due to their contextual irrelevance and simplistic content Gothic literature is often undervalued by contemporary audiences, who may label modern texts as more complex in structure and style, or more relevant to a present-day understanding. Despite this, Gothic texts still remain of value and relevance in terms of culture, society, and the influence that they have had on contemporary works. The Gothic genre has evolved from its roots in traditional Gothic…

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  • Gothic Elements In Bram Stoker's Dracula

    The Irish author Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker wrote in 1897 the horror novel ‘Dracula’. From all accounts, that Stoker based his horror novel on Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, who was a malicious count resident in Transylvania, the now-existing Romania. Dracula is an epistolary novel that falls under the category ‘Gothic fiction’, which combines horror, death, love and lust. The word ‘Gothic’ refers to the pseudo-medieval buildings (Gothic architecture), in which many of the narratives are set. By…

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  • Mary Shelley's New Gothic Analysis

    Within Manuel Aguirre’s “Gothic Fiction and Folk-Narrative Structure: The Case of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.” and A. A. Markley’s “Mary Shelley's ‘New Gothic’: Character Doubling and Social Critique in the Short Fiction.” we see the reevaluation of the presence of the gothic in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Gothic as both a genre and a form of literary narration and Shelley’s usage and possible manipulation of is pondered over in both article. Manuel Aguirre argues that Shelley’s Frankenstein…

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  • Dracula Comparison Essay

    In his 1897 gothic novel, Dracula, Bram Stoker defined the modern form of the vampire. His character, Dracula remained popular through the ages, being one of the most popular adaptation source in history. Dracula has created an extraordinary vampire subculture, and an enormous amount of films have been made that feature Count Dracula as it’s main antagonist, or protagonist. However, most adaptations do not include the major characters from the novel, focusing only on the now traditional…

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  • Northanger Abbey And Ann Radcliffe: A Literary Analysis

    A Discussion of the Gothic tradition in the novels “Northanger Abbey” by Jane Austen and “The mysteries of Udolpho” by Ann Radcliffe. The genre of Gothic fiction has been a strong writing tradition since its birth in 1764 with the publishing of Horace Walpole’s “The Castle of Otranto”. The genre is a mix of both romance and horror with its clearest distinctions being a love of foreign setting and gloomy old buildings, a strong hero, swooning heroine and the constant looming of a monster or…

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