The Gothic Elements in Literature

Gothic fiction is a genre of literature, which combines horror and romance, ugly and beautiful. The goal of the gothic literature is to terrify the reader, to make him experience more feelings. William Faulkner is considered to be one of the most famous writers, who used in his novels southern gothic style. In his novel […]

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Byzantime, Romanesque, and Gothic Architecture and Design

Now known as Istanbul, Byzantium played a very big part in architectural history. Its people, the Byzantines, developed some of the main architectural features that we still see today. They, although originally developed in Rome, are renowned for their development of the basilica, and their use of domes and alabaster, among many other things, such […]

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Gothic elements in Angela Carter

The term ‘Gothic’ was first used to describe a style of art and architecture in medieval Europe. It was said that gothic was an “attempt to incorporate the power of wild nature within the structures of civilization” writers later started using this idea in their literature, Angela Carter was was of these writers, using many […]

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Gothic Elements in the Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe is known as the Father of the Gothic. He utilized Gothicism in his short stories such as, ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ and ‘Ligeia. ’ Poe has written numerous literary masterpieces that have focused on the Gothic. Not only have his works been focused on the Gothic, but his life […]

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