Instead of conforming to this perception, people were only led to believe the word to mean “dark and ominous”. Gothic architecture, with the foreboding atmosphere posed around it, correlates with the Gothic novel because it has been a prevalent backdrop to gothic novels in the 19th century, such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. These Gothic horror stories were some of the first examples of the horror genre, and are therefore vital for the understanding this field. In its historical context, the gothic horror genre is believed to have emerged as a response to a time of rational thought, the Enlightenment or the Age of Reason. This intellectual movement a... ... middle of paper ... ...tablished in the modern horror genre, thus it is practical to observe the archetypes of the Gothic novel as well.
Edgar Allan Poe was a poet, short-story writer and editor; some of his best known poems include: “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Raven”. Edgar Allen Poe is among the most important authors of Dark Romanticism; his work as an editor and poet had a powerful impact on American and International Literature. He is known as the “architect” of the modern short stories and among the first analyst to focus principally on the effect of the style and structure in a literary work. Edgar Allan Poe’s literary style and themes are best known as “Gothic”. His most recurring themes deal with the questions of death and lost love.
Edgar Allan Poe used numerous literary techniques such as irony and other poetic effects to tap into the inner dark side of man and arouse feelings of suspense, vengeance, and melancholy. There are many reasons why Poe’s poetry and short stories appeal to the reader. For instance, it may be that the reader can connect with Poe in the deaths of loved ones. It may be the plot of the stories. Or it may be the psychological relationship that Poe creates between the reader and his literary works.
There is one known very influential writing style called Gothic Literature. It is not only considered to involve the horror or gothic element but is combined with romance, superstition, women in distress, omens, portents, vision and supernatural events to name a few (Beesly). The history and beginning of this era is not well known. From a few writers came this writing style that has impacted the world. A famous artists known for this type of writing is a man named Edgar Allan Poe.
The “A Tell-Tale Heart” short story is about the narrator taking care of an old man who can no longer take care of himself. He became obsessed with the old mans eye and would sneak into his room at night to watch his eye and watch the old man sleep. He had nothing against the old man; he was always nice and friendly. The only thing that bothered him was his eye and how it was “a dull blue, with a hideous veil over it that chilled the very marrow in [his] bones” (p. 304). One night while creeping into the old mans bedroom to watch for his eye, he made a noise with his thumb slipping upon the tin by accident and the old man sprang up.
(358) Because Truman had to devote much of his time to the research and writing of this novel, he wanted to be thorough. He was so proud of his work that he dubbe... ... middle of paper ... ...nent to every event, and the creative vision of an artist who can arrange his materials in such a manner that the reader is moved to pity, terror, joy, and sorrow. (237) Capote proved his excellence in writing by maintaining a firm grasp on his reader?s attention. In conclusion, In Cold Blood was a pioneer novel because it combined journalism with fiction techniques. It was very difficult for Truman Capote to write this novel because he had to gather massive amounts of data in order to make the book factual.
Unfortunately, one night the man awoke from his sleep and the protagonist felt the need to take the elderly man’s life in order to get rid of the evil. He then buried him under the floor boards in the kitchen. A few moments later the police arrived on a disturbance call and ask to search the home. They had completed the search and found no sign of foul play. He invited the police officers to stay for refreshment.
The realities in the story even range all the way to the reality of the the Red Death itself who does not see social classes or status but just goes after anyone for no reasons, but just cause chaos and suffering. The other theme also includes how time ties both of the stories together. In The Tell-Tale Heart the unnamed main character and narrator is completely obsessed with time. For several nights in a row he goes into the old man 's room precisely at the same time and and he does the same exact procedure every single night. He then after the murder he commits hears the heart of the dead man that resembles a ticking clock.
For some strange reason, the narrator was obsessed with the old man’s eye. He wasn’t even certain on how it started, but to him, it was an eye of a vulture. The old man was going to be murdered because of his pale blue eye. Infact, for seven straight nights at midnight the eye was closed. It wasn’t until finally on the eighth night when the narrator’s thumb slipped on the tin fastening, which woke up the old man.
The Modern-Post Modern style of writing and poetry became popular in the mid to late 19th Century. Some well known poets and writers such as Thomas Hardy, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and many more were credited with beginning this style of poetry and writing. Some of their tendencies of these writers were mainly their reactions and thoughts against the Victorian Era. There were also poets like W.B. Yeats and Rainer Maria Rilke who started their poetic careers in the Post-Romantic era but adapted into the Modern-Post Modern era.