Supernatural Horror in Literature

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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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  • Stephen King Theme

    Through his storytelling abilities and vivid imagination, as demonstrated in his novels, short stories, and films, Stephen King has done much to move the horror genre into one of the top choices of many reading fans in the literature world. He has modernized many gothic or horror themes and techniques throughout his career and that is why some call him one of the best authors to walk the earth to this day. Many of King’s peers say that he has a strong case of hypergraphia which is evident in his…

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  • The Shining And It By Stephen King Analysis

    Stephen King’s novels The Shining and It are incredible examples of the exploitation of children in the 20th century horror-gothic genre. As American cultural historian David Skal notes, King’s novels “brim with fantasies of sacrificial children” (1993: 362). In The Shining and It, children play a significant role as victims who are being threatened by terrifying monsters. These monsters take very different forms but are nonetheless horrifying. The presence of the child in King’s novels must be…

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  • Daphne Dumaurier: A Literary Analysis

    Cornish author and playwright, Daphne DuMaurier wrote and published one of the most critically acclaimed gothic romance fictional work, namely Rebecca in 1938. The literature classic received quite a jubilant reaction from the public, and thus the novella was a jaunty success among female readers. Nevertheless, criticisms arise among the society due to works’ indisputable disparity to another novella whom has exhibited a tendency towards gothic romance that precedes back to 100 years prior;…

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  • Horror Films Research Paper

    Horror films are movies that seek to bring your fears and nightmares to life. They to scare with the morbid and grotesque while entertaining also. They often involve an evil entity, event or person. Horror films feature supernatural creatures like werewolves, ghosts, vampires, witches, and zombies. They also dive into fears of death, of the unknown and loss of identity. They show the darker side of life and expose our vulnerabilities. Movies that push your buttons of anxiety and uneasiness.…

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  • Similarities Between Poe And Irving

    his literature. An emphasis on the importance of shortness in length of a literary work was expressed by Poe, who was considered the creator of the short story. “It appears evident, then, that there is a distinct limit, as regards length, to all works of literary art - the limit of a single sitting . . . “ (Poe). Poe’s approach to the lengths of his literary works is very uniform since the approach is based solely off of his personal literary ideologies. He believed that a piece of literature…

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  • The Importance Of Gothic Elements In Edgar Allan Poe's Poetry

    Gloomy, dreary, creepy, forbidding, dark, horror, and fear, are all words that describe gothic literature. Gothic literature is something that the writer Edgar Allan Poe has much knowledge about, for he has written many gothic short stories and poems. Such as the short stories like, “The Black Cat”, “Tell Tale Heart”, “The Pit and the Pendulum”, and “Masque of the Red Death”. Also displayed in his poems, “Alone”, “Annabel Lee”, “The Raven”, and somewhat of “The Bells”. To a great extent, Edgar…

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  • Feminism And Romanticism In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    originality. She invented the mad scientist who locks himself in his laboratory and secretly, guiltily, works at creating human life, only to find that he has made a monster. That is very good horror, but what follows is more horrid still; Frankenstein, the scientist, runs…

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  • Analysis Of Supernatural Horror In The Raven By Edgar Allen Poe

    the human mind when writing his various horror stories. Through research one can say that the internal horror of the characters mind would be vastly in creating suspense and overall fear more efficiently than that of the external horror of its location or the condition of the environment. H.P. Lovecraft mentions in his writing of Supernatural Horror In Literature- VII. EDGAR ALLAN POE, Poe was one of the first few to incorporate the human psyche into horror stories. It’s easily seen through two…

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