The settings presented are also dark and eeire, and Dracula himself lives in solitude with no other companion. The film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ is just as reliant on the conventions of Gothic fiction (a genre that was extremely popular in the early nineteenth century when the book was written) as the novel, making it not only follow nicely in the novel’s footsteps but also proving to be a chilling delight for the viewing audience. Gothic fiction traditionally includes elements such as wild landscapes, eerie castles, darkness, and decay, isolation, security, the supernatural and innocent maidens threatened by unspeakable evil. Stoker has utilized all of the above and consequently, as does this film adaptation. An example of this would be in the theme of isolation as Dracula’s castle is hidden in the recesses of Transylvania, kept away from civilization of any description.
For a novel to be considered gothic, it must contain certain elements; Dracula reflects many of these unique principles. The setting largely affects the gothic feel of the novel. The medieval castle, the literally dark location, and the gloomy and suspenseful atmosphere, which are all utilized in the novel, are examples of a gothic setting. In his journal, Jonathan Harker described Count Dracula’s castle as he approached it: “...in the courtyard of a vast ruined castle, from whose tall black windows came no ray of light, and whose broken battlements showed a jagged line against the moonlit sky” (Stoker 22). This quote shows the medieval castle aspect almost always found in the gothic novel type, but also even begins to set up the dark, gloomy, and uneasy atmosphere that is so important in this kind of literature.
In Poe’s “Fall of the House of Usher”, Roderick informs his friend that Madeline had mysteriously died. Seven or eight nights later, a storm hits the castle, and neither the narrator nor Usher could sleep. Weird, hair-raising occurrences start to happen as noises come from a remote area of the mansion. Before the narrator knows what is happening, the departed Madeline is standing at the door. Madeline stays at the door for a moment and then enters the room, killing her brother.
Page 1 Gothic Themes of Frankenstein JacquelynWilliams-Eid English Literature Tue-Thu 10:30-11:45 Page 2 Mary Shelley is a British writer who is best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein. Frankenstein was written in the eighteen hundreds and is now one of the most best known novels of the time period. When Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein she used a gothic theme throughout the novel. The term gothic refers to a genre or elements that came about in the eighteenth century. In a gothic novel there are elements of horror, mystery and suspense.
The Hound of the Baskervilles was written in the late 1800's by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Baskervilles had lived at Baskerville Hall for many generations. In the time of the Great Rebellion the master of Baskerville Hall is Hugo Baskerville, a "wild and godless" man, who kidnaps the daughter of a local farmer and locks her up in his estate, while he is drinking with his friends. The girl escapes and is followed by Hugo over the moors, and Hugo is followed by his drunken friends. They find the girl dead from fright and fatigue, and Hugo's body is next to her, as a huge evil black hound, larger than a mastiff, tears open Hugo's throat.
At exactly 7:22 on April 15, 1865, Lincoln died a tragic death that every Northerner grieved about. Days later, they found the crazy assassin in a small barn and shot him in the head. Lincoln was buried in his home town of Illinois and buried in a tomb after a train travel across the country to show the dead body of Abraham Lincoln(assassination). This was the legacy of our greatest president. From challenging Douglas as a republican to debates mostly about slavery.
In 2010, famed matador Julio Aparicio was gored in the throat by a bull during the festival of saint Isidro. The horn went through Julio's neck and throat, then went through his throat. Julio bled out on the arena's floor. Since record have been kept in 1700 fifty-two matadors have been killed and countless injuries have occurred. Bullfighting is just too dangerous a practice for humans to justify.
On Wednesday evening an anticipated thousands of demonstrators failed to show and left the Weathermen with only 300 people or so. They were all heavily armed and ready to wreck complete havoc upon Chicago. Many wielded helmets, goggles, gas masks, clubs, lead pipes, brass knuckles and baseball bats which were intended to be used upon anything that stood in their way on that fateful night. The cops reported hearing the group shouting out "Battle of Algiers" war cries. COMPLETE
English 113 February 16, 2013 “The Tell-Tale Heart”: Elements of Gothicism As an offshoot to Romanticism, Gothic literature became keen in the 19th Century, leaving Edgar Allen Poe to claim his title as the father of Gothicism. In Poe’s short story “The Tell-Tale Heart”, the narrator himself is a classic character of Gothicism. Witnessing the insanity his character is consumed by and the murder he commits, this story really gives the reader a dark perception and demonstrates a feeling of abnormality and general deviance. Throughout the entire story, the conflict morphs from the narrator versus the eye, to the narrator versus his own madness. The “Tell-Tale Heart” can be definitively be classified as Gothic literature because Poe’s strong use of imagery, symbolism, and the element of suspense captivates and further heightens the sense of how insane the narrator really is.
About 200 Piegans, most of them either elderly or women and children, were killed by the harsh Army's Springfield rifles. The .50-70 shells, half an inch thick, terrified victims while killing children under the arms of their mothers and grandmothers. Some whom ran and tried to escape froze to death trying to walk to Fort Benton, ninety miles away because of the lack of food supplies and clothing (Gibson NP). The cavalry also burned all personal items and supplies they found in their way.