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Dark Romantics

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Here are the notes from our lecture over dark Romantics. Take interactive notes please. =)

Here are the notes from our lecture over dark Romantics. Take interactive notes please. =)

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  • 1. The Dark Romantics
    Suspense and
  • 2. Review of Dark Romantics
    Fascinated with ________________.
    Aware of human capacity for __________.
    This led to stories that were dark, scary, and suspenseful.
  • 3. Washington Irving
    Considered the father of American literature
    First American author to achieve an international reputation
    The father of suspenseful literature?
    Stories explore the consequences of sacrifices—moral beliefs, privacy, family—in order to get what they want.
  • 4. The Dark Romantics
    • Inspired by Irving’s suggestion of the human capacity for wrongdoing, they took it a step further by exploring the dark vision of human existence.
    • 5. Tied to romanticism by their emphasis on emotion, nature, and the individual.
  • Gothic Literature—The Dark Romantics
    The Gothic tradition began in Europe.
    The freedom of imagination led Dark Romantics to similarly creepy tales, which led to what we consider the start of gothic literature.
    Therefore, those involved with the movement may be referred to as “dark Romantics” OR “gothic” writers.
  • 6. Gothic Characteristics
    Grotesque or abnormal characters
    Bizarre situations
    Violent events
    Suspenseful elements
  • 7. Terms to Know
  • 8. Suspense
    Dramatic technique that plays off the difference in knowledge between the audience and the characters
    Thrives on tension build up
    Not equal to surprise—why not?
  • 9. Ways to deepen suspense…
    Clues (symbols)
    Journals, diaries, notes, pictures
    Dreams
    Foreshadow future events
    Show characters’ deepest fears
    Five Senses
    Sound effects
    Imagery
    Weather
    Match or contrast characters’ moods, feelings
  • 10. Foreshadowing
    Literary device in which an author suggests what will come later in the story
  • 11. Symbolism
    Representation of something else through an object, person, or place.
  • 12. Imagery
    Representation of a sense through language
    Sight, sound, smell, taste, or touch
  • 13. Masters of American Gothic Form
  • 14. Edgar Allan Poe
    Explored human psychology from the inside
    Used first-person narrators who were sometimes criminal or insane
    Extreme situations
    Murders
    Live burials
    Physical and mental torture
    Retribution from beyond the grave
  • 15. Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Agreed with romantic emphasis on nature and emotion
    Did not see these as positive forces
    Examined darker facets of human soul
  • 16. Common Characteristics
    Did not believe in innate goodness
    Explored human capacity for evil
    Probed inner life of characters
    Explored motivations
    Agreed with emphasis on emotion, nature, and individual
    Included elements of fantasy and supernatural
  • 17. Masters continued…
    • Stephen King
    • 18. Alfred Hitchcock
    • 19. Your examples?

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