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    Subjectivity Another characteristic of dark romanticism found in "Ligeia" is subjectivity. All Poe's stories were written in the first person narration. Poe's way to shorten the distance and to get closer to the reader is by using first person voice. When the distance is close, the reader get all events and information from the narrator. So, the only source of information presented was by the narrator . It is impassible to considers the work not subjective since it built on the subjectivity of the narrator. The events and information was narrated by the narrator who went through the events by himself. This gave the narrator credibility and reliability. Since "Ligeia" was written in first person narration the only source the work…

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    Edgar Allan Poe was a Gothic American writer best known for his unparalleled short stories and poems. He uses many Gothic characteristics in his writings to create suspense, mystery, and ambiguity. In Poe’s short story “Ligeia” he writes about a beautiful woman who dies and how the narrator deals with her passing. In “Ligeia” Edgar Allan Poe brilliantly showcases the Gothic American characteristics of self-destructing characters, a rundown, gloomy house, and an unnatural relation between life…

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    automatically tend to think of a “creepy chap” (Levine & Levine 15). Perceptions lead to differing views, and as Levine & Levine mention, these perceptions, can change once new information has been presented (Levine & Levine 15).The way that Poe lived was portrayed in the short story “Ligeia”, and for a recap, “Ligeia” mainly consisted of him telling a story in which he references his wife, her death, and him marrying someone else to counteract the feeling of loneliness only to realize that the…

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    The opening scene of “The Fall of the House of Usher” immediately welcomes us to a mysterious environment and a false sense of reality. The story seeming dream-like moves to the narrator approaching the feared house and a family member ushers him inside swiftly. While there an unnamed narrator experiences many supernatural activities and sees a constant connection between the house and its owners. He finds himself questioning his senses and psychological state when he concludes that an…

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    Edgar Allan Poe is known for his mysterious and suspenseful short stories. His stories have an air of madness and his character development is impeccable. In the story A Tell-Tale Heart, Poe proves himself even more with his excellent character development to the unnamed narrator. He writes about the narrator who believes himself not to be mad, but is motivated to kill a man because the man's eye scares him. This essay will discuss the character development of the narrator, and how he copes with…

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    INTRODUCTION The aim of this essay is to give an explicit overview of the gothic elements in the short story “The Fall of the House of Usher”. The main point of interest concerns the haunted house which is a typical feature of gothic literature. At the beginning the readers is introduced to the story through a summary. This will be followed by a general explanation of the gothic genre and its typical features. Furthermore the outer appearance of the mansion and the thereby upcoming unpleasant…

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    In “The Uncanny,” Sigmund Freud writes about “that class of terrifying which leads back to something long known to us, once very familiar” (Freud 2-3). “Uncanny” is defined here as uncomfortable, uneasy, gloomy, ghastly, and (of a house) haunted (2). Freud also mentions it as darkness, silence, and solitude (20). _____. The following dream illustrates Freud’s description of the uncanny as being fearful and uneasy. Freud refers to uncanny as being a class of something terrifying that leads back…

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    Living House Analysis

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    Living house In the story “The Fall of the Usher House” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator is insane or dreaming. The entire story is a projection of his mind. In the story the narrator is going to visit his boyhood friend and his sister who are terribly ill, the sister dies and is thought to be buried alive, resurrects as a ghost. When her brother sees his sisters ghost, it scares him to death. The narrator runs out of the house, when he looks back the house rips in half and sinks to the bottom…

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    Camille Pissarro’s The Banks of the Marne in Winter,1866 challenges the conventions of provincial landscapes through the depopulation and spatial organization of the romantic countryside present in Constant Troyon’s The Marsh,1840. Both Troyon and Pissarro’s large scale works depict provincial French landscapes complete with peasant women and wide reaching skies, however the methods used in the two paintings are disparate enough to bring forward arguments about the inherent modernity in…

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    For my first museum visit I went to the Dali museum in St. Petersburg on the 26th of March. The visit as a whole was fascinating and I got to see several paintings that were intriguing. For this assignment, however, I am going to talk about one piece in particular and that is Galacidalacidesoxiribunucleicacid. This piece stood out to me for a couple different reasons. First, was obviously the name. It appears to be a blend of Gala Dali, his crush over whom he obsessed, and deoxyribonucleic…

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