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    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940) is considered by many a classic Southern Gothic novel. Southern Gothic is a subgenre of Gothic fiction unique to American literature that takes place exclusively in the American South.The genre came together, however, only in the 20th century, when Dark Romanticism, Southern humor, and the new Naturalism merged into a new and powerful form of social critique. The Southern Gothic style is one that employs the use of macabre, ironic events to examine the values of

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    The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCuller In Carson McCuller’s novel, The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, the main theme is isolation and a search for some connection to be normal. McCuller’s traces the lives of five characters that center their lives around one main character named John Singer, a deaf-mute. These characters are representative of all people and not just their specific characters in the novel. McCuller’s is characterized as a Southern-Gothic writer, and was known for her depiction

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    About The Author Carson McCullers http://moorewomenartists.org/portraits-of-women-by-women-photographers-capture-legends/ “The heart is a lonely hunter with only one desire!To find some lasting comfort in the arms of another's fire...Driven by the desperate hunger to the arms of a neon light, the heart is a lonely hunter when there’s no sight of love.” 1917- Lula Carson Smith (Carson McCullers full name) was born in Columbus, Georgia. Smith was sick most of her childhood and

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    Carson McCullers

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    Carson McCullers Walter Allen said of Carson McCullers; ``Faulkner apart, the most remarkable novelist the South has produced seems to me Carson McCullers" (Allen 208). Her work is marked with the feeling of loneliness coming from her lonely childhood (spiritual isolation is the basis of most of her themes) and the music she always wanted to study. She wrote novels, short stories and dramas. In all she received the recognition of both the public, her fellows writers, and critics.

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    How lucky I thought I was. Indeed, if I wanted to appreciate Hamlet, I was in the right hands. But how misled I actually was—at least, in Walker Percy’s eyes. In his essay, “The Loss of the Creature,” Percy recalls a scene from The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter: …the girl hides in the bushes to hear the Capehart in the big house play Beethoven. Perhaps she was the lucky one after all. Think of the unhappy souls inside, who see the record, worry about the scratches, and most of all worry about whether

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    fact that it is a first novel makes it, of course all the more extraordinary. Any reader who wishes to determine the characteristic strengths and limitations of Carson McCullers as a writer could do no better than to begin with The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Not only is this first novel an admirably complete introduction to her themes and subject matter, but it raises in a complex and provocative way the major critical issues posed by all her important work. The scene is the Deep South the characters

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    Hopelessness in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCuller's novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, takes place in a small town in the deep south during the mid-twentieth century. The book closely follows a diverse group of five residents that are loosely tied together. They include Singer, a deaf mute, Benedict Copeland, a well educated black doctor, Jake Blount, a politically zealous transient, Mick Kelly, a young girl, and Biff Brannon, a middle aged man that owns a diner. As the book progresses

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    The Meaning of the Character of John Singer In Carson McCullers's The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, John Singer earned the confidence of many of the characters, such as Jake Blout, Biff Brannon, Mick Kelly, and Dr. Copeland. In relation to the title of the book, all the main characters are lonely in some way, including John Singer. Singer is a handicapped with his disability to speak as well as hear but on the other hand, he has an open heart and is not deaf to people’s problems. His loneliness is as

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    The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter has a largely straightforward style where the event happened in an unnamed town in the middle of the Deep South. In fact, it's essentially a pretty quick read and there's not too much to the scheme: a deaf/mute dude befriends an eclectic mix of people, yet none of them really understand one another. The main personages are recluses, lonely and scorned. They are all looking for a place in the world. To make the case of Antonopoulos, it is difficult to overpass his bridge

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    The loneliest People The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is very deep philosophical story about lonely people. Everyone in this book is lonely as hell and they are looking for who they are. John Singer a deaf man who rents a room from the Kelly family and earns his living as a silver engraver. He is a confidant and comfort to Jake Blount, and Doctor Copeland, John Singer's silent suffering and desolate loneliness are perhaps the most poignant of all. John Singer generously devotes himself to his compulsive

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