comparing genre and style in "the man of feeling" and "the castle of otranto"

1839 Words8 Pages
Comparing Genre and Style in “The Man of Feeling” and “The Castle of Otranto” “The castle of Otranto” and “The man of feeling” novels are important ones for the development of the novel. I will compare these two novels by their styles and genre. The word “style” means in dictionaries “mode of expressing thought in language, whether oral or written”. Genre’s meaning in dictionaries, “a particular type of literature, painting, music, film, or other art form, which people consider as a class because it has special characteristics. Its meaning in literature is the type, style, kind or category of a text”. “The castle of Otranto” was written by Horace Walpole. It is published in 1764. According to Katie Dean’s review, she says, “In many ways, this novel could be set in any country. References to place names ensure that Italy is the scene, but the castle itself, upon which the action centers, does not appear necessarily Italian in style. In contrast, the era in which the novel is set is not in question. "The Castle of Otranto" is peopled with knights in shining armour coming to the rescue of damsels in distress in addition, it is clearly influenced by ideas of medieval chivalry. Walpole paints a thoroughly believable setting, which is perfect for the mysterious events that take place”. Many readers say for the book;” ‘The Castle of Otranto" is definitely readable and compelling”. Henry Mackenzie wrote “The man of feeling”. It is published in 1771. As Wikipedia says, “In contrast to the masculine ideals of the age of reason, it inaugurated a vogue for a new kind of hero, "The Man of Feeling," a sensitive male. The book looks forward to the kind of Romantic-era heroes who were unashamed to weep”. A teacher of literature, Harkin, Maureen says, “One of the most consistent features of recent studies of British, and especially Scottish, writers of the

More about comparing genre and style in "the man of feeling" and "the castle of otranto"

Open Document