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American Gothic Literary Time Period

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Kaitlyn Hitchcock

on 1 October 2012

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Gothic Era 1840-1860 Gothic Authors Historical Context and Effect on today's literature Effect on today's literature Historical Context Today in literature we still see portrayals of alluring antagonists whose evil characters appeal to ones sense of awe Industrial revolution brings ideas that the old way of doing things are now irrelevant Flannery O'Connor Southern Gothic writer, and relied heavily on on regional settings and and grotesque characters.

"Wise Blood"
"The Violent Bear It Away" Nathaniel Hawthorne Hawthorne's grandfather served as one of three judges during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, which influenced Nathaniel's writing greatly.

"Young Goodman Brown"
"The Scarlet Letter" Edgar Allen Poe Poe wrote Gothic stories about murder, revenge, torture, the plague, being buried alive, and insanity

"The Raven"
"The Fall of the House of Usher" Short Stories and Novels Landscapes dark forests,
extreme vegetation,
concealed ruins with horrific rooms Story Format Hold readers' attention through dread of series of terrible possibilities Gothic Style Types of Works www.poestories.com
www.studyguide.org/am lit timeline gothic.htm
www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Flannery_0%27Connor Sources
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