Dark Romantics

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Dark Romantics

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

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