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    it is a relatable conflict of wanting to do something even though it is the wrong thing to do. In the story, “Young Goodman Brown,” author Nathaniel Hawthorne writes about Goodman Brown, a Christian man living in Salem, Massachusetts. Brown is constantly tempted to sin against his religion in order to satisfy his thoughts of the unknown. The theme of the short story Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, "Young Goodman Brown” is that each person has a conflict to resolve between being good or giving…

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    created. Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer and literary critic who lived in the 1800s. Poe is best known as the poetry and the short stories that he created and people…

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    Stephen King is one of the most respected novelists in America. Aside from his horrifying novels King has a vast variety of short stories, which has inspired countless films. There is a certain selection of short stories that has revealed Stephen King’s view of Americans as a whole, a reoccurring theme that represents his view of Americans is that each individual has certain difficulties that causes great impact on their lives. For example, in King’s novella, The Body, each character, which are…

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    Fear and Horror Fills the Room Is death escapable? In these two stories death is the result of two different circumstances that don’t appear possible. The first story talks about an old mans irritation and how his actions play out against his own roommate. A vulture eye is what sparks the irritation in the narrator and what ultimately makes the narrator guilty of murder. On the other hand, in the second story, an illness that seems to be taking over the country destroys people inside a room…

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    create a story that “tantalizes us with a variety of possible outcomes, that we read his novels and short stories eagerly to find out what happens in the end” (Acheson 1). This exciting twist on the horror genre requires both the imagination and interpretation of the reader. It is up to you to rely on your own analysis of both characters and their often contradictory stories, to piece together the novel that is The Collector. A majority of horror stories…

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    It is difficult to argue that a short story from the mid-1800s could be considered scary, especially when it is compared to today’s gore-filled movies. Not many people understand how scary books can be. Edward Allen Poe’s story, “The Pit and The Pendulum” is about a man, who is trapped is a cell during the spanish inquisition. The man, while trapped, had to choose between death by a pendulum blade, and death by pit. He finds a way to prolong his death, until the story is brought to its abrupt…

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    grandfather of horror in American Literature for being the first to use many of his signature styles in his work. The short story The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe is one of his stories containing a compelling atmosphere. The atmosphere is created by his settings and tone in the stories. The tone is very mysterious and is proven in his use of setting and plot development. The mysterious tone can be found throughout the entire story in the setting. The tone was evident in the…

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    strong survivor, that is the unreliable prisoner of Poe's famous short story and they get a deeper, and more visceral experience because of it. In first person point of view the reader sees the story through the eyes of the narrator, their view and interpretation of the events. The reader gets a story full of memories and sensory experiences that only first person can contain. It's important to note that we are hearing the story in retrospect. The man, having survived his awful ordel is now…

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    reality it is not. However, if used correctly, it can be extremely potent . All one needs to do is read an outstanding example of it to realize its effectiveness. In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado”, the way Edgar Allen Poe uses irony throughout the entire story is nothing short of genius. To find an example of irony in the story, one does not need to look beyond the main character. The name "Fortunato" is almost identical to the word "fortunate". This is ironic as Fortunato is…

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    Good Man is Hard to Find, Flannery O’Connor tells the story of a family (grandmother, father, mother, and two kids) on their way to Florida from Georgia run into a rather unfortunate event in their trip that was in no way planned as a “road stop”. O’Connor tells this short story through the use of a third person narrative. The main character that the story singles out the most is the Granny. The following essay will review the author’s story through a critical analysis approach by analyzing the…

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