The e book Dracula by Bram Stoker is about an assistant real estate agent Jonathan Harker, who vacations to the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania to arrange a real real estate deal with a Count up Dracula, who lives in an ancient medieval castle. When the count sees an image of Harker's fiancée Mina, he tells Jonathan Harker to create to her, expressing that he'll stay on for a couple of weeks longer. While Jonathon is locked up in the castle, the count moves to London to meet Mina, whom he feels is the reincarnation of his wife, a princess who dedicated suicide. He then imprisons Jonathon in his castle, where he is nearly killed by Dracula's insatiable, bloodthirsty brides.
Dracula trips to London and gradually works his spell on Mina, coming ever closer to seducing her. He meets opposition, however, from Jonathon, who escapes, and Dr. Abraham Truck Helsing, who has learned Dracula, is a vampire and also is aware how to beat him. By using the band of Jonathan, Truck Helsing and Quincy they work on trying to ruin Draculas coffin the area where Dracula must rest.
There are many gothic elements in this text message which are being used to produce the gothic mother nature of the text as well as provide a gothic effect on the whole text message. Some of the gothic effects in this book give the creation of thoughts or gloom, secret and suspense, which as Jonathon shows by his explanation of the entrance doors that have been "all locked", and this creates the gothic effect of mystery which symbolizes hidden secrets and the root tone of the nature of the gothic content material. These are also used as symbols in the gothic genre as remembrances and portals/paths from one destination to another.
In addition to the a very claustrophobic feeling is established once we read, 'natural stone stairs to the hall', Jonathon Harker roaming down the corridors suits another gothic element. Dungeons, underground passages, crypts and catacombs were common features indicating the gothic genre and are used to make the gothic dynamics of the publication. Likewise, the first reference to the word, 'castle' instantly tells us that gothic features is going to be within the book as these create a key notion of the features of many of the gothic literature created. That is most likely to do with the fact that castles carry a lot of history, thus allowing the author to build up a haunting and ghostly atmosphere.
Language techniques like the use of descriptive terms like extreme scenery such as 'great jagged mountain' and 'utter rock and roll studded with mountain' is another gothic convention it takes normality out of the sequence in a way, it creates an unknown great scene which in itself causes emptiness and intimidation and shows the elements as well as the nature of the gothic text. A sense of isolation and coldness, 'dread loneliness' and 'chilled my heart' builds up tension and dread - freezing makes us freeze and the idea of being paralysed with dread can be adopted in this sense.
The gothic nature of the written text is seen with many of the gothic techniques throughout the reserve such as the repetition of 'increasing' creates a great distance, once again emphasising on isolation, imprisonment and creates a sense of social separation from the exterior world.
Throughout this book there are various gothic clichés such as the mentioning of 'moonlight', and having a tiny way to obtain light such as 'a lamp'. These features show the data of the gothic elements which help to interlink with the gothic genre since it crosses boundaries, it's the normal symbolism of representing light versus the dark side.
Finally a sense of decaying also adds to the gothic elements where in this context, whenever we read, 'hinges got fallen somewhat' is near to indicating that the place is old, rusty and rather run-down. This develops an atmosphere of historical and enigma gives the impressions of the mysterious environment. So throughout the book with the use of language techniques it sometimes appears that the literature is in fact of gothic genre and the feelings and emotions thought in this novel through the use of gothic books helped to build the consequences throughout the book.
In the context of gothic literature has created an extremely moving book with the elements of gothic literature creating the feel of the world, the characters and the settings. The use of the dim lamp fixture and moonlight being a way to obtain light and the utilization of hinges, rusty and worn down give the unnerving feeling a gothic words has to create the context and shape the novel in the manner it's been shaped. The use of old rusty hinges provides goods that people would prefer to not think about and would prefer to think otherwise on much more light hearted things, but in the gothic genre the sensation is not suppressed and it is given to the content of the book to give the overall feeling of a gothic book.
The environment is mysterious and unknown where many people didn't enterprise during the time of the writing of this book. The Carpathian Mountains Transylvania provides eerie sense for the audience in order to provide the gothic feel towards the text.
Text 2: The Conqueror Worm by Edgar Allan Poe
This poem by Edgar Allan Poe is poem about life in which we stay in being a level in the universe like a theatre where we could human stars who perform in front of an audience of Angels who know that even before the performance starts the effect will result in deaths. In consequence of this the angels wear veils and cry as the music takes on the sounds of characteristics such as wind, rain, hail, snow where at this moment the show commences. The actors are mimes pretending to be godlike, for they imagine themselves to be superior beings-images of perfection. But the celebrities are definately not perfect as they set you back and from the phantom which is symbolised as the dreams and expectations of people, they also fall sufferer to the temptations of life represented as demons with flapping wings.
As the humans are chasing after the phantom or their dreams the run in a round motion representing the planet earth and always ending up where they started out. In attempting to get the phantom and therefore fulfil their dreams-perhaps dreams for pleasure, success, fame, or power-they commit sin; their life becomes madness and horror. While they chase the phantom, a blood-red crawling thing comes onstage; writhing with hunger pangs, and consumes the complete company of stars, dripping blood vessels from its fangs. The equipment and lighting go out, the curtain falls, and the angels grow to leave. Finally after witnessing a tragedy the play called "Man", they find the hero who's the conqueror worm who is the symbolisation of death, which quite simply shows that inevitably everyone will expire.
Throughout this poem there are numerous gothic elements which relate to how the poet uses to convey his ideas. One example of the is the use of imagery such as the veil and the use of muttering and mumbling which give a very stern and gloomy visible effect which is one of the main features of gothic literature. Also the use of vocabulary techniques such as the repetition of "writhes" which is another exemplory case of gothic literature this shows the violent twisting and turning of your body which gives a distressing feel to audience which in turn shows the data to be a gothic text.
The other features apparent in this poem by Edgar Allan Poe furthermore provide the idea of a gothic wording by the use of many dialect techniques and the use of symbolism in his writing by using techniques such as repetition and symbolism the author, Edgar Allan Poe uses these to eventually create the gothic feel in this poem.
It writhes! - It writhes! - With mortal pangs
The mimes become its foods,
And the angels sob at vermin fangs
In human being gore imbued.
In this collection it models the stage of a soul heading crazy in a coffin. They look for any hope, nevertheless they themselves know that there surely is no hope. Destiny takes carry and the phantom gets there where the man is tragically. These vocabulary techniques help the audience view the gothic features that assist to provide the sombre aesthetic ideas and the have difficulties that folks on the level are going through. Edgar Allan Poe also identifies topics of horror in this poem such as the watching of your own corpse decay until one day released for judgement, this also brings out the inner meaning of this text which shows the audience that there surely is no point living a life and seeing it go by because inevitably everyone on earth globe will eventually pass away. This negative way is present in many gothic text messages and is noticeable to be seen with the gothic idea with the view of the gothic genre being one of horror negativity and medieval gloomy atmosphere.
The above lines also detach ourselves from everything earthly to show how technology after era the spectre will eventually see mankind, body and individuals slowly fall into decay. During the last area of the poem the angels say, "The play is the tragedy 'Man, ' and its hero the Conqueror Worm. " This implies a spiritual aspect towards poem implying that God means that we lose all the burdens which we hold in the past and that the worm will help us obtain our devote heaven.
With the utilization of all these techniques vocabulary and visible this poem has been designed by the context in which it has been created with the utilization of symbolism and vocabulary which both provide a gothic atmosphere creating the feel of the poem, personas and the configurations. This use of the Angels observing precariously over society as if we were a show and the repetition of "writhes" both supply the gothic sense which creates the framework and condition of the poem The use of "writhes" provides idea of a violent and unbearable experience which is again as mentioned in the previous analysis as the items in which we'd somewhat not think about as it isn't very light hearted and usually provides stress when thinking about it, but these are the characteristics of the gothic genre in which this poem stands.
The view back again on the Angels being truly a source of light the over rulers of the world and the earth being the dark and sombre place where humans place and decayed is another example of the gothic genre. The comparability between light and deep is also a significant feature of the gothic genre and creates the context where this poem has been created in the gothic genre.
Text 3: The Oval Family portrait by Edgar Allan Poe
The Oval Family portrait by Edgar Allan Poe starts off with an hurt narrator seeking refuge within an forgotten mansion in the Apennines, with no reason for his wound. After the admiring of the strangely furnished work in the odd formed room and criticizing the paintings, he eventually discovers a painting which appears as if it was real; he identifies it as "absolute life-likeliness of expression". After spending around an hour considering the painting "for an hour, perhaps" he stares until he cannot carry to check out the painting which then looks at the book for an explanation
The history then goes on by looking at the remainder of the story which is speaking about the way the painting was created which is basically a story within a tale. It further explains that the picture was actually colored by an unusual artist who's depicting his young better half, but he has created an extremely exaggerated obsession with his painting to the idea that he had not paid any focus on the ladies he was actually painting.
Finally when he surface finishes the painting he becomes reviewed along with his painting and appalled by his own work and exclaims, "This is indeed Life itself!" He then looks to find his bride-to-be, and discovers that she has perished and her soul and her have been converted into the life like painting. This short history reminded me of the novel The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde which also possessed the context of the human being used in the life of any painting.
The gothic elements in this short story are obvious with the positioning, the suspense, and the sensation of richness, the foreignness of the setting up to give the gothic feel towards this text message. The elements which can be clearly noticeable in this short account of the gothic genre will be the one of your tragic relationship and the large use of candles.
"She was a maiden of rarest beauty, and not more lovely than filled with glee. And bad was the hour when she saw, and loved, and wedded the painter. "
The use of bad and the main storyline that the painter works so hard but in the end manages to lose what he really cares for in life. He exclaims in this offer that his better half it the maiden of rarest beauty. This shows his love and devotion to her. The common gothic atmosphere is also lit by candlelight and the eerie atmosphere of enigma develops as the audience will not listen to from the better half for a long part of the short report. The painter then persists his high amount of work, "the painter, took glory in his work, which continued from hour to hour, and from daily. " This shows enough time consuming effort which the painter experienced to paint the picture of his cherished wife.
The gothic features are further enhanced with the language techniques provided in the written text like the use of synonyms and adverbs, "glanced at the painting hurriedly" this gives the audience the idea of an instant moving action which referring to gothic books shows the idea of the gloomy squishy life-style where gothic literature revolves around.
With the utilization of all these techniques dialect and visible this poem has been molded by the framework in which it's been created with the utilization of symbolism and dialect which both give a gothic atmosphere creating the feel of the poem, personas and the adjustments. The usage of the delaying of time "the painter, needed glory in his work, which went on from hour to hour, and from daily, " gives the gothic sense which creates the framework and shape of the poem.