Such as ghosts, curses and senses of the supernatural. The stories are effective as mystery and ghost themed stories. I can see this because of the use of gothic themes. Overall, they use gothic values, but the authors use different settings, while at the same time use the same techniques.
Despite his hesitation he continues his dark journey. Hawthorne writes that as Goodman Brown makes his way through the forest, he is swallowed up in the darkness and that he never visibly identifies those he feels are near him. The sounds “appeared” to pass along the road, and he “could have sworn” that he recognizes the voices of people he knows (Hawthorne 7). Hawthorne shows that the Puritans’ belief in witches and their suspicions toward one another are enough proof for them to accuse innocent people of sin and possibly convict them to death based on pure speculation and paranoid hysteria. One element of Young Goodman Brown is a criticism of Puritan self-righteousness; the devil points out to Brown that he has “a very general acquaintance here in New England” and then proceeds to cite instances of hypocrisy, prejudice, and persecution (Hawthorne 5).
This paper reflects on the importance of forests to the Grimms and their fairy tales. While all of my findings are as yet preliminary, they show distinctly that the forest is the predominant agent for change in Grimms’ fairy tales. This paper will begin with the forest in today’s fairy tale, trace this usage of the forest back to Grimms’ tales and discuss why the forest might have been important to the Grimms’
He was a dark poet who also added romance in his stories, while managing to be the captive of his stories and his fantasies too. In Poe’s stories, he began with the art of romance to truth, or just beauty. The drama of his story’s’ settings in the drama of a spectator because he greated and imagined that setting, but that isn’t all Poe could do. Secondly, Edgar Allan Poe’s influence on detective stories made him one of the most amazing authors known today. Eliot proclaims, “As for the prose, it is recognized that Poe’s tales had great influence upon some types of popular fiction” (Eliot 24).
The language writers use to describe settings in ghost stories are usually quite unpredictable because there is a lot of descriptive use of imagery to paint a specific kind of picture for the reader. Ghost stories gained prominence in the Victorian period and a lot of classic stories were written during this period. They were written to entertain and feed the imagination of the populace who were intrigued by stories of the supernatural. Atmosphere is mood the writer is trying to create in a story. It is important because it builds a good impression on the reader.
The witches could see the future, they could add temptation, and influence Macbeth, but they could not control his destiny. No one can change the destiny of ones life nor can anyone tell the destiny of ones life. Macbeth creates his own sadness when he is driven by his own sense of guilt. He realized what he did was immoral and he cant stand the thought. This causes him to become insecure about his actions which causes him to commit more murders.
And although the two texts are individual in their own right, the influence of 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad' by M.R. James on Susan Hill's 'Woman In Black' is evident not just in the introduction to the novel, but similarities linking the two are common throughout the text. At the beginning of both texts we meet the first similarity between the two, the setting. Both are set in unfamiliar or unknown places, which is the first step to create a small sense of mystery in the story. Moving away from the familiar adds effectiveness to the eerie storylines, the less we know about something, the more scared we can be by it.
The mechanics of Gothic fiction contain two key aspects, the first is allegory, and the second is the use of symbol. Poe and Hawthorne each utilized these two distinct styles of Gothic writing. Poe would favor the use of symbols in his writing while Hawthorne depended strongly on the use of allegory to create his tales. James K. Folsom describes Hawthorne’s use o... ... middle of paper ... ...still be tantalized by the descriptive language of haunted woods, and ornately morbid houses. Readers of this style of fiction will always be intrigued by Poe’s internal demons and Hawthorne’s external demons.
Stevenson used lots of different genres to emphasize the theme of the story. The main ones where- Gothic horror and detective, as Victorians took inter... ... middle of paper ... ... give quick description for each character but it also it creates an exciting was of reading the book. They tie into detective genre as they exhibit the idea of clues that detectives relate to. In conclusion all the themes used directly appeal to Victorian readers of “Jekyll and Hyde” such as decline of religion, society’s fear of Darwin’s theory, the battle between good and evil ,duality of human nature. Stevenson uses a lot of unique techniques to create such interesting character and also to make the novel as exciting as he can, by combining together genre that appear to Victorian readers, the detective and the gothic.
Goodman Brown’s character changes throughout many of the events that take place in the story and that it is due to the fact that he was dealing with the devil. At the end of the story, Goodman Brown is left with the unsettling fact that he cannot trust people because they are all sinners; this caused his attitude to changed that lead to his miserable ending and what the people’s view of him at the end of his life “they carved no hopeful verse upon his tombstone; for his dying hour was gloom” (628). As for Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow a tale that was driven by the supernatural events of the story’s climax with the encounter of the spirit of the Headless Horseman. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow focused mainly upon on the story of Ichabod Crane a schoolmaster; who one night while riding home encounter the evil spirit of the Headless Horseman. The story leaves the reader with uneasy, a doubtful feeling of what had happen to Ichabod Crane after the thrilling chase with the Headless Horseman and the line that reads “to this day that Ichabod was spirited away by supernatural means”(Irving).