Supernatural Horror in Literature

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  • Psychological Isolation

    psychological thought processes that lock out the entire world, leaving one with only a minimal space for daily interaction or none at all in extreme cases. Solitude has inspired a new genre of horror films and videos that are focused on only one place starring individuals pitted against each other or against some supernatural powers with little or no room for escape. Isolation, in medical psychology, is defined as the state or quality of being alone away from others. According to Corey,…

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  • Suspense And Tension In Gothic Literature

    Gothic literature perpetually creates suspense and tension in the form of both tradition and contemporaneity. Both forms of gothic literature share a theme insanity that helps the writers to create suspense. In the traditional gothic literature ‘The Signalman’ written in 1866, Charles Dickens successfully builds suspense by writing in first person with numerous imagery. In addition, suspense and tension are well-developed through various techniques, such as third person point of view and…

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  • Universal Monster Movies In The 1930's

    and began to shape the Horror genre in America. These films, which were based on classic literature, featured foreign stars, had low budgets, and saw influence from German Expressionism, were met with financial success and audience approval. The Universal Monster Movies display a significant era in film history where a genre was shaped, not necessarily through intention, but as a result of a financial crisis. Although popularized in American cinema in the 1930’s, horror had existed in media…

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  • Frankenstein Romanticism Analysis

    about the horror that will follow “I must pause here; for it requires all my fortitude to recall the memory of the frightful events which I am about to relate, in proper detail, to…

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  • Suspense And Tension In Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven

    The Raven presents several elements of traditional gothic literature. Poe starts the story off by presenting the gothic element of mystery. It starts with the strange tapping on the door, but when the narrator checks, “darkness there and nothing more” (Poe line 24). The poem only gets more mysterious from the point…

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  • Gothic Literature In 'Dracula' By Bram Stroker

    Gothic Literature Gothic literature originated in early Europe with the rise of novels such as “Frankenstein” and “Dracula”. Gothic Literature is the best example of how the common people were retreating from their heavy religious beliefs, into more scientific beliefs. This type of literature sparked a whole new way to think about and write stories. Gothic literature is one of many different types of literature. “Gothic novels allowed writers and readers to explore these ideas through the…

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  • Symbolism And Realism In The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

    In 1809 a literary genius was born by the name of Edgar Allan Poe, impacting the world of literature using short stories, novels, and poetry that were all of a new style incorporating insanity, horror, and gruesome imagery beyond belief. In late 2004, a biography was developed by Marie Rose Napierkowski and Mary Ruby, showing the true upbringing of Poe, the creative lifestyle, and the list of the rewards he received during his time as a writer. Napierkowski and Ruby went on to say, "His poems…

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  • Symbolism In Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte

    In Literature, the authors tend to create symbolic figures that the reader often catches, but it represents something totally different for everyone. The novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte can be characterized as Gothic Fiction with a hint of Romanticism, and the Victorian Ideal. The novel centers around a “gypsy” like kid named Heathcliff, who is adopted and raised in Wuthering Heights, where he endures pain through abuse, the ideas of revenge and casting it on others, and finds love but…

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  • Dark Romanticism And Transcendentalism

    Dark Romanticism Romanticism took over American literature for a brief time, but changed the country in a significant way. Romantic literature gave Americans insight, imagination, and individualism. Within the works of this genre interest in the common man, strong emotions, love of nature, imagination, and celebration of the individual can be found. Romanticism can be sorted into two groups: dark romantic and transcendentalism. Transcendentalism influenced many dark romantics, but when…

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  • Gothic Elements In The Big House

    victim of colonization, Ireland has a long history of patriotic writers that comment on the effects of British colonialism, as well as themes of nationalism and conservatism through their writings. The introduction of Gothic literature, and its fearful conventions of the supernatural and the uncanny, has allowed Irish writers to align nationalist motifs within their texts through a more analogous narrative. As Laura Doyle writes, “The Gothic text has been shown to represent colonialism 's crimes…

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