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    influenced Church history. Who was Ulfilas? Ulfilas was born in the year 311 to parents who were both Cappadocian and Gothic. During the time of his birth, the Cappadocians were captured by the Goths and were re-located to an area by the Danube River. The Goths were claimed to be vagrant and have barbarian characteristics as well. This claim was given because they didn’t claim one area or one religion of the major governments throughout this time period. “During this whole course they hold a place intermediate between barbarism and civilization.” It was said that they didn’t even hold to a specific kind of religion. They weren’t those who hated God or rejected Him. But they weren’t the type to claim Him as their God either. Ulfilas and his family were among many Christian captives to these warlike Goths. At about the age of twenty Ulfilas was “taken by Alaric, king of the Goths, on an embassy to Constantinople, where he remained ten years and became a Christian scholar.” It was also said that he became a bishop of the Gothic Christians by Bishop Eusebius of Nicomedia during this time. After a couple of years he was sent back to the Goths to share the works of the Lord and what he had learned to the Goths. Using his knowledge that he had gained during this time away, he was then able to translate the Bible into the Gothic language. “To do this he had to reduce the language to writing. He was the first of a long line of illustrious missionaries who have made significant…

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    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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    Surname 1 Surname 2 Name Instructor Course 27 November 2017 House-Sitting and Destroy All Monsters “House-Sitting and “Destroy All Monsters” are certainly captivating stories, partially due to the eeriness they present. To develop the stories in an eerie fashion, Sims ends up using carefully selected language. Therefore, this analysis delineates Sims’ choice of language, and the impact of that choice on the development/depiction of the two stories’ underlying values and views.…

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    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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    Marvin Trachtenberg, “Suger’s Miracles, Branner’s Bourges: Reflections on “Gothic Architecture” as Medieval Modernism”, Gesta, 39.2 (2000)m 183-205. In his article, Marvin Trachtenberg aims to redefine our understanding of words like “modern” and “historicism” in regards to Gothic architecture. To prove his point, he uses Suger’s St. Denis along with Bourges Cathedral as examples, but he begins with a lengthy investigation into the language we use to describe Gothic architecture, including the…

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    representation of reading epitomises the excesses of the imagination exhibited by gothic readers during the movement of sensibility which effectively led to their disconnection from reality. Austen’s employment of the gothic presents Catherine’s transition from excessive gothic fantasy to reality, which fundamentally enables her to develop independent judgement through her exploration of human experience. Although Austen satirizes the excesses of the gothic through Catherine’s characterisation,…

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    religion. Some famous authors during this time were Ralph Waldo Emerson, Theodore Parker, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Amos Bronson Alcott, and Frederic Henry Hedge. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91BtIWopXaL.jpg Gothic Literature Gothic Literature goes all the way back to the 18th century when the first form of this literature was published by Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto. This type of literature arose during the 18th and 19th century because during that time, there…

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    Gothic literature is dark, morbid, insane, and at the same time enjoyable. Stories in gothic literature focus mainly on the disturbing lives of the main character but also includes ironic events or happenings. Sothern Gothic became popular during the 1940’s and today, still holds relevance with readers, teachers and literature classes. Most of the time Sothern Gothic literature would tie into some sort of social issue in the American South such as slavery. A few very recognizable authors in…

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    Rhythmic, upbeat, country-rock music pulses as scenes depicting rusting cars in thick overgrowth, dilapidated homes, police brutality, and Ku Klux Klan assemblies flash on-screen. A Black Pastor jumps up and down with great fervor, and his congregation raises its hands in worshipful agreement. The bones from a massive alligator head hang from a Louisiana parish front porch, and time-lapse photography reveals the decaying carcass of a fox. Steeple crosses and neon crosses intermingle with a lake…

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    dreary, creepy, forbidding, dark, horror, and fear, are all words that describe gothic literature. Gothic literature is something that the writer Edgar Allan Poe has much knowledge about, for he has written many gothic short stories and poems. Such as the short stories like, “The Black Cat”, “Tell Tale Heart”, “The Pit and the Pendulum”, and “Masque of the Red Death”. Also displayed in his poems, “Alone”, “Annabel Lee”, “The Raven”, and somewhat of “The Bells”. To a great extent, Edgar Allan…

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