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The gothic in Edgar Allan Poe's writings


Gotikiniai elementai Edgaro Alano Poe kūryboje. Darbas anglų kalba. Introduction. The origins of the Gothic genre. The Gothic excess and transgression. Homely Gothic. The Gothic in Edgar Allan Poe’s writings. The Gothic in Poe’s short story The Masque of the Red Death. The Gothic in Poe’s short story The Fall of the House of Usher. Conclusions. Reziumė.


The elements of mystery, horror and romanticism characterizing the gothic literary genre distinguished it greatly from many other genres when it appeared in the late 18th century. During the years since, the gothic style has influenced many authors and found many fans among readers. One of the best representatives of the Gothic literature is the American writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849).
The aim of the annual essay is to get deeper into the phenomenon of the gothic. The tasks of the annual essay are to overview the peculiarities of the Gothic genre in general and reveal the effects and purposes of the Gothic style while analysing some of Poe’s works. For the analysis, Poe’s short story The Masque of Red Death (1842) and his tale The Fall of the House of Usher (1834) have been chosen.
The annual essay compounds of introduction, four chapters of development, conclusions, a summary in Lithuanian and references.
The theoretical part consists of three chapters. The first chapter deals with the beginning of the Gothic period, the concept of the Gothic and its most prominent features as a genre.
The second chapter is concerned with Gothic literature itself. Here, the author underlines the main features of the Gothic and shows how the Gothic genre was transforming in the course of time.
The third chapter focuses on the so called ‘homely Gothic’ which developed in 19th century American literature.
Meanwhile the fourth chapter concentrates on the Gothic in Poe’s writings. The chapter consists of two subchapters, where the gothic in Poe’s short story The Masque of the Red Death and his tale The Fall of the House of Usher is analysed. In both the theoretical and analytical part of the paper the work of the literary critic Fred Botting and some internet sources have been referred to.
In the conclusions, the annual essay’s investigation is generalized and inferences concerning the Gothic in Poe’s works are drawn. ...

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Tinklalapyje paskelbta2007-12-16
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