Gothic Literature By: Raymundo Esparza, Christian Gutierrez, Juan Alanes
What is Gothic Literature? • It came from Gothic Architecture during the Middle Ages. Ex; gargoyles. • It’s a genre of literature that combines elements of horror and romance (dark romanticism).
American Gothic • Inability to overcome perversity. • Sucked in by rational. • Fear of the unknown or future. • Existence is horrifying, destruction. • Almost synonymous with dark romanticism.
Edgar Allen Poe; His Life • (Jan 19, 1809- Oct 7, 1849) American author from Boston Massachusetts. Died in Baltimore. • Lived a tragic and unhappy life. • His mother died. • Married his 18 year old cousin, who died of tuberculosis after the publication of “The Raven” (Jan 1845). • Joined the army. • Had no money.
Edgar Allen Poe: Story Characteristics • Dark medieval castles. • Decaying ancient estates. • Murder • Male; insane. Female; dead or dying. • Physical and mental torture. • Retribution from beyond the grave. • Live burials. • Extreme situations. • Revealed their true nature.
Edgar Allen Poe; His Work “The Raven” • Published in Jan 1845. • Uses refrain of “nevermore” and “nothing more” at the end of each paragraph. “The Mask of the Red Dead” • Published in 1842. • An allegory about the inevitability of death.
Flocab #3 • Persevere: to persist in anything undertaken or difficult. (synonym: continue antonym: cease) • Latent: existing but not yet developed. (synonym: