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    Elements of Southern Gothic Literature Literature comes in all types of styles and one type is Southern Gothic. But what makes a story develop into this type of Southern Gothic style? There are many characteristics that are apparent in literature, so what conditions are distinct that would give them the term Southern Gothic literature? What kind of elements do we call for when trying to find this type of literature? Southern Gothic is a literature that has a style all its own. It has it unique

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    Southern Gothic Literature

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    Southern Gothic Literature is a subgenre of Gothic fiction writing, which takes place in the American South. The Southern Gothic style is one of that employs the topics such as death, bizarre, violent, madness, and supernatural. These tools are used “to explore social issues and reveal the cultural character of the American South (Wikipedia).” The view of the South which is self-identified as the “national” or “American” view is basically a colonial Romance, with the rest of the nation identified

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    Cimone Legendre Mrs. Myszkowski English 1102 20 April 2017 Southern Gothic Literature Research Paper When it comes to Southern Gothic literature, most authors that had written in this genres stories were younger such as twenty-one through twenty-four when the stories were created. Southern Gothic Literature has always been around and it will continue being around as long as it remains a popular genre. Now, what is Southern Gothic literature? It is a type of writing that was created in the south

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    Southern Gothic literature was conceived in post-antebellum 19th century America upon the yarns of Samuel Clemmons; known to his followers by the pen name “Mark Twain”, the master comic distortion of his contemporary society. Twain wove the instinctive world into absurdity, unattractiveness, and parody by Henry Clay Lewis. The birth of Southern Gothic literature wouldn’t come to full radiance until the 20th century upon the concepts of Dixie humor, dark romanticism, and literary naturalism; forming

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    Southern Gothic Literature Southern gothic literature is made up of many characteristics that make it different from other type of writing. What makes Southern Gothic literature stand out is that it contains violence, social issues, and Bible pushing. Most of southern gothic writings are considered to be southern and focus on an emotionally damaged character. It is also “a style of writing practiced by many writers of the American South whose stories set in that region are characterized by grotesque

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    He’s a writer that loves to explain and give the background from beginning to end and centralizes the main character by introducing all the characters that have affected the main character one way or another. However, Faulkner despised the Southern Gothic Traditions and usually criticized them in many of his stories. For example, in “ A Rose for Emily” when the author wrote “Only a man of Colonel Sartoris ' generation and thought could have invented it” Faulkner in a way was presenting the old

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    Cosmology and Southern Gothic

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    The question, “How did we get here,” deals with cosmology, the study of the universe. No one knows for sure how the universe works or how we got here, but many Southern Gothic authors, such as Flannery O’Connor and Edgar Allan Poe, use their literature as a way of expressing their beliefs about the clockwork of the universe. These authors use their dark and grotesque fictional stories to make sense of where we, as humans, stand in the universe. In The Violent Bear it Away, O’Connor uses Francis

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    work produced in the area of the United States and Colonial America. It has many forms and different kinds of authors within its genre. One American author, Flannery O'Connor, is known for her Southern Gothic style of writing. In her short story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find" O'Connor uses the Southern Gothic style, brought on by her background, to establish various ties between the characters and their actions. Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia on March 25, 1925. Growing up in the Deep

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    Miss Emily Grierson fits the description of Southern Gothic tradition in “A Rose for Emily” due to the fact that she is portrayed as a character with symptoms of mental illness that cause her to do horrific things. She is also a symbol of respect in the town and considered a “fallen monument” (Faulkner, 1930, p. 543). The community of Jefferson never thought Miss Emily was “crazy”, but that she was an ill person. Although, there were many instances within the story that suggested that she was mentally

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    Southern gothic is a genre that focuses on grotesque themes while including supernatural elements and damaged characters.”The grotesque” is a common character whose negative qualities highlight unpleasant aspects in southern culture. Specifically southern gothic includes characters archetypes such as the innocent and an off-kilter character. Southern gothic comments on southern culture and its moral shortcomings such as social issues like racism. The setting is a very important aspect of the genre

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