Horror short stories

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  • Point Of Views In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery And Bella

    Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” and the film Bella tell very different stories, yet they both create a moving storyline for their audiences. “The Lottery” presents an entertaining story with a jolting twist while Bella reveals life-changing situations. Extensively elaborating on the literary elements setting, point of view, and symbolism both the short story and the film convey profound details that enhance the overall meaning of the story being told. The settings in “The Lottery” and Bella…

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  • John Fowles The Collector Analysis

    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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  • Theme Of Oppression In The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins

    Contribution of Oppression To Charlottes Mental Distress Charlotte Perkins Gilman, in the “The Yellow Wallpaper” uses an unusual writing style for her journal-like story; as a result revealing her gradual mental breakdown throughout the story. The excessive usage of “and” and dashes implies withheld information and shows lack of coherency between her sentences and thoughts while the use of exclamation mark shows her nervous excitement. Although, John fails to understand his…

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  • The Speckled Band Analysis

    This short story tells the tale of a young woman Miss Helen Stoner who fears for her life after hearing suspicious noises in her bedroom as these sounds also occurred before the death of her eldest sister, having a suspicion that it is her stepfather, Miss Stoner then goes to Sherlock Holmes for help. This short story is set in a crumbling, secluded manor house in the country a setting that fits in perfectly with the Gothic Genre. This mansion is described using negative adjectives as a “family…

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  • Symbolism In The Masque Of Red Death

    Throughout history people have been known to fear the unknown, why? Well we know what to expect, our minds are trained to use our past experiences to predict what will happen. But it doesn’t prepare us for death. In the short story, The Masque of Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe, Poe speaks of the Red Death as it brings complete and utter misery to all that it struck. As this plague is flowing throughout the country, a man by the name of Prince Prospero decided to attempt to cheat death. He along…

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  • What Is Montresor's Character Development In The Cask Of Amontillado

    Poe’s short story, “The Cask of Amontillado”, features the story of Montresor and Fortunato in a horror story where one person seeks revenge over the other. Montresor is the main character, narrating his actions towards the readers. He describes the event taken place as he attempts to kill Fortunato for the unspecific injures Fortunato inflict on him (Poe). In this story, Montrestor faces the human condition of vengeance, seeking to attack others for past misdeeds. Moreover, Poe’s horror story…

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  • The Theme Of Insanity In The Tell-Tale Heart

    gothic horror I advise you do not keep reading. The Tell-Tale Heart is a short story filled with insanity to quote(Edgar Allen Poe)”I hear all things in heaven and in the earth.’’ “I hear many things in hell.’’He was referring to how the disease has sharpened his senses.He also claims he’s not mad.He says madmen know nothing.Now,I know you are saying that is not appropriate for my age.But, I assure you that If you keep reading I will change your mind about how you feel about this short story.…

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  • Romantic Elements In The Fall Of The House Of Usher

    The Fall of the House of Usher is a short story made by the famous author, Edgar Allan Poe. It's a horror story with romantic elements. Not romantic as in love and emotions, it's an example of Romanticism. Although is worth mentioning that Poe indeed was able to write romantic stories with love and all, though he's more popular for making horror and terrified the reader getting inside their head. What is Romanticism? At its core Romanticism was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual…

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  • Gothic Literature: Distractions From A Hectic Life

    passes away and he is looking to find out more about his – delusional – grandfather’s life during World War II. In the gothic short stories “The Black Cat” by Edgar A. Poe; “Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner; and “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the writers wrote these stories during the nineteenth century to escape the hectic life they had. In these stories they fascinatingly used the gothic elements: death, psychological…

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  • Similarities Between The Lottery And The Possibility Of Evil By Shirley Jackson

    Shirley Jackson’s short stories “The Lottery” and “The Possibility of Evil” explore bad memories and relationships Shirley had from childhood until late adulthood. Shirley grew up with her mother and father in the city of Burlingame, California. Shirley’s parents maintained an upper middle class status. Her mother put a lot of pressure on Shirley to fit in but Shirley would rather just read a book then hangout with other friends. Shirley enjoyed living in California and was very upset when her…

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