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    Southern Gothic Genre

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    American Literature was shaped in part by the traditions of the Southern Gothic Genre. Southern Gothic literature has many of the same aspects as Gothic literature, it focuses on many topics such as death, madness, and the supernatural as well as had many mystical, violent, and grotesque aspects. The traits of this genre include Race/Class/ Social Structure, unrequited love, good vs evil, being an outsider, and violence. Three important short stories are Possibility of Evil, A Good Man is Hard to Find, and A Rose for Emily.All three of these stories clearly portray the traits of Southern Gothic. This essay will explain how each of these stories fit into the different traits of Southern Gothic. The author Flannery O'Connor exhibits Race/Class/…

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    Southern Gothic Genre

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    American Literature was shaped in part by the traditions of the Southern Gothic Genre. Southern Gothic literature has many of the same aspects as Gothic literature. It focuses on many topics such as death, madness, and the supernatural in addition to many mystical, violent, and grotesque aspects. Traits of this genre include Race/Class/ Social Structure, Unrequited love, Good Versus Evil, Being an outsider, and Violence. In class, we learned about three important Short stories including…

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    Southern Gothic Literature has shaped American Literature throughout traits such as disturbed personalities, macabre situations, and moral blindness. Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, Shirley Jackson’s “The Possibility of Evil”, and William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” all portray these traits. Unlike American Literature, Southern Gothic Literature focuses on the disturbed personalities, and macabre/grotesque situations. We learn about the moral blindness found in the South. …

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    John B. told Brian “If you keep your mouth shut, you’ll be surprised what you can learn.” Brian ends up learning about the southern ways of life and tells it through a contemporary piece of southern gothic literature. Stown revives southern gothic literature in a more modern piece. Most of elements fit into the literal definitions of southern gothic literature but with a more modern twist. Stown is a contemporary piece of southern gothic literature because it has a southern setting, decay, and…

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    Southern Gothic Essay Southern Gothic is a subgenre of Gothic fiction that takes place in the American South. Southern Gothic was shaped by exploring the south and criticizing the moral blindness. There are many traits that come about in Southern Gothic like Unrequited love, Good vs evil, and race. With my class I have read “ A Good Man Is Hard To Find.” by Flannery O'connor and “A Rose For Emily.’by Shirley Jackson. In “A Good Man Is Hard To Find”, It’s a short story that in the story…

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    There are many books and stories that fall under the genre of gothic literature. Then there is the southern gothic genre which has its own qualifications. The stories, “A Rose for Emily,” “The Book of the Grotesque,” “Good Country People,” and “Paper Pills” all meet the qualifications to be categorized as southern gothic pieces of literature. Now the question rises, “what makes these stories southern gothic”? All four of these stories use different southern gothic conventions. In the story, “A…

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    Southern Gothic Literature is a genre of literature that takes place in the south, usually dealing with twisted and despondent elements. Existing “in a crummy little sh-ttown in Alabama, called Woodstock,” as John B. McLemore calls it, is “S-Town,” a podcast with narration by Brian Reed. Instead of being a classic piece of Southern Gothic Literature, “S-Town” grasps themes that make it into a more modern and contemporary piece of Southern Gothic Literature, which lets people relate with it.…

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    What Is Southern Gothic

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    From the beginning Flannery O’Connor’s writing developed into the style most commonly known as “Southern gothic”. Southern gothic is a style of literature that misleads and disrupt characters in malevolent situations. O’Connors writing not only expresses religion and morality in her stories, but also shows how the two meet head-on. O’Connor also describes her fiction subject as “the action of grace in territory held largely by the devil” (3). Many of O’Connor’s stories begin with real-life…

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    Southern Gothic Southern Gothic writing style is about ironic, macabre events that focus on the Old South. William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor are known for writing Southern Gothic short stories. Southern Gothic stories are about “lurid, macabre subject matters,” that, “social issues and illuminate the cultural climate of the American south.” (Thomas) Two excellent examples of Southern Gothic short stories are William Faulkner’s, “A Rose for Emily” and Flannery O’ Connor’s, “A Good Man is…

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    “Making a Spectacle: Welty, Faulkner and Southern gothic,” Susan Donaldson explores Southern Gothic literature. In this article, Donaldson discusses the grotesque themes found in Southern Gothic literature. She incorporates different descriptions of Southern Gothic from various authors to give an accurate definition of Southern Gothic literature. Donaldson also explores the relationship between Southern Gothic and the portrayal of female characters. In the Old South, women were usually pitied,…

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