He is nervous yet scared and disgusted at the out come of his long toil. The author shows this with the quote “with an anxiety that almost amounted to agony”, again this really brings out the gothic image using pain and suffering to make sure the reader realises the full extent of the horror that Frankenstein has unleashed on the quite country around him. When the creature is finally brought to life Frankenstein’s
Geraldine Brooks explores how ignorance, superstition and hysteria can be as fatal as any plague within her novel ‘Year of Wonders’. During the trying year of the plague superstition, ignorance, and hysteria took over the village, causing people to make irrational accusations, decisions and behave immorally, turning against each other. Brooks explores how the plague acts as a catalyst effecting each of the villagers differently on a physical and emotional level. The plague is defined as a large amount of insects or animals infesting a place causing damage, within the novel we see the villagers become these animals. Fear and anguish brought out some of the worst qualities in the villagers causing them to turn against one another creating anger, conflict and damage unto one another.
At the end, he unintentionally calls the Devil and is whisked away by The Devil ending the story. Another element of gothic literature that can be found in “The Devil and Tom Walker” is a gloomy and depressing setting. The setting in gothic literature is often cold, dark, and gloomy. The setting in this story is one of the best possible settings use as example of gothic literature because it has all of these elements. “The swamp was thickly grown with great gloomy pines and hemlocks, some of them ninety feet high; which made it dark at noonday,
Charybdis-A very dangerous female monster who sucks up water and spits it out like a whirlpool Circe-witch-goddess, enchantress, daughter of Helios the sun god; turns half of Odysseus shipmates into pigs. Odysseus spends a year with her as her lover.
According to horror novelist, Stephen King, phobic Pressure points are the fears the audiences share of keynote things, like the dark, spiders, and isolation. Early horror films, such as James Whale's, Frankenstein (1931), are posted in remote, European villages, where the secluded forests, and foreign people, adds to the isolation of the spooky castle on the hill. Traditional horror settings, like this, motivate the viewers phobic 'pressure points' by inducing them into the deranged and horrific reality of the characters. The isolation omits the victims out of reach of the authorities, which the edgy audience would hastily bid if danger threatened themselves. This leaves the watchers feeling feeble and without control.
The motif of darkness is often used to portray the condition of despair and melancholy, “these aren’t words to say how black and empty pain felt. It was deeper than the darkest hole”. The exaggerated and melodramatic tone of the narrator vividly reveals the emotional turmoil
In Robert Frost’s poem, the imagery brings about a sad and depressing mood. In the line, “I have looked down the saddest city lane.” You can observe that the character is taking in his surroundings, which prove to be gloomy and depressing. It almost shows that he has a very negative outlook on life, like he’s stuck in a state of depression. On the other hand, in Dickinson’s poem the imagery brings about a state of confusion almost as if the narrator is lost in the darkness. This can be seen in “The Bravest – grope a little – And sometimes hit a Tree Directly in the Forehead – But as they learn to see –” This line shows that the narrator is lost in the night and doesn’t know where to go, due to the inability to see anything in the dark.
Sang Hee Gina Park Writing 30 Prof. Lena Firestone Midterm Root Cellar The poem, “Root Cellar,” written by the poet Theodore Roethke describes the unfavorable condition of root cellar, and how the living organisms are affected from it. Throughout the poem, the author portrays the negative outlook and perspective of the ‘stinking’ cellar. He writes strongly and pessimistically that not a single organism would be able to sleep, or even live due to the molded surroundings. The description of the cellar setting is vividly and thoroughly written as it symbolizes the reality of human life. Regardless of the filthy tone that introduces the unfortunate and evil atmosphere, Roethke manages to convey that the organisms in the extenuating circumstances have become successful as they overcome the difficulties, challenge themselves to
“The Black Cat” and “The Fall of the House of Usher” are two of Poe’s stories that exhibit profound examples of fear of one’s self, and Poe uses these conventions to express his characters emotions outwardly. For example, in “The Black Cat,” as the narrator starts to lose his patience with Pluto, he says, “The fury of a demon instantly possessed me. I knew myself no longer. My original soul seemed, at once, to take flight from my body; and a more fiendish malevolence, gin-nurtured, thrilled every fibre of my frame” (Poe 706). The narrator of this story is plagued by his addiction that is seemingly haunting him.
I dreaded the first glance at objects around me. It was not that I feared to look upon things horrible, but that I grew aghast lest there should be NOTHING to see. At length, with a wild desperation at heart, I quickly unclosed my eyes. My worst thoughts, then, were confirmed.”(59-64) This is an example of sensualism because the narrator is just waking up and in a groggy state of mind. An example of sensationalism would be when they take the narrator into a torture chamber because its over the top and in a gothic excessive nature.