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Transcript of Dark Romantics
-G.R. Thompson Characteristics of Dark Romantics Tell Tale Heart I made up my mind to kill the old man. I was never kinder to the old man the week before I killed him. I could scarcely contain my feelings of triumph. Pitied him, but chuckled at heart. "Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous heart!" First of all I dismembered corpse, cut off the head. I then took up three planks from the flooring of the chamber, in the wild audacity of my perfect triumph, placed my own seat upon the very spot beneath which reposed the corpse of the victim Definition:
literary movement that existed between 1840-1860 that emerged from the transcedental philosophical movement. Characteristics:*
The Dark Romatics describe life as evil, sinful,insane and desceptive. They believe peoples fate is already defined and because people are evil they usually met on gruesome death "The passions which belong to self-preservation turn, on pain and danger; they are simply painful when their causes immediantly affect us;they are delightful when we have an idea of pain and danger, without being in such circumstances." (Enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful, Edmund Burke) This passage constitute the theoretical background of the origin of Dark Romanticism. Burke argued that pain and danger delights us nire than pleasure when we are not affected. Dark Romanticsm's birth was a reaction to Transedental movement in Germany. Political- Dark Romatic poets frequently write to show individuals failing in their attempts to make changes for the better.
Religous- many of the works feature moral allegories with a ouritan inspiration
Social- Dark romatics poets protest against the general state of culture and society at the time. When it took place, where it started, and why it became.
The reason why is because during the time period Dark Romantic are so much less confident about the protection is an innate quality of mankind. Romantics and Dark Romatics both believe that nature is a deeply spiritual force, however Dark Romatics views nature as nature as sinister and evil. The origin comes from the pessimistic nature of the Romatic leberary movement, however the Dark Romantics started as a retaliation to the transdentalists. Nathaniel Hawthorne Born- Salem, Massachusetts in 1804 July 4th.
Died- May 18, 1864 College- enrolled in Bowdoin College in 1821
Years in College- From 1821-1825 Cool facts- His wif Sophia took more to trancendentalism but Nathaniel felt that there was a darkness and gloom that over looked it. Sources: How Nathaniel got interested in Poems: Many of his works are inspired by Puritan New England, combining historical romance loaded with sumbolism and deep psychological themes, bordering on surrealism. His depictions of the past are a version of historical fiction. The Darken'd Veil
By Nathaniel Hawthorne Oh could I Raise the darken'd veil
Which hides my future life from me. Then poverty and grief might stand.
And dark Despair's corroding hand,
Would make me seek the lonely tomb
To slumber in its endless gloom. In this part of th poem I think that it relates to Dark Romanticism because it talks about hiding his future life which is sad. In this part of the poem it talks about poverty, grief, despair, and endless gloom. This isn't blood or gore but it is sad and depressing. www,poemhunter.com/nathaniel-hawthorne/poems/
House, Jamie. "The Dark Romantics Era." 11 Aug 2008. 18 Sept, 2012 < http://www.gcschools.net/ghs/housej/images/dark_romantics_era.htm>
Leverkuhn, A. " The Dark Romantics and Society." 21 July 2012. 18 Sept, 2012 <http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-dark-romanticism.htm>
Mitchell, Jasmine. "Dark Romanticism and Realism." 6 Aug, 2001. 18 Sept, 2012 < http://www.luc.edu/faculty/cschei1/teach/rrn.html> Edgar Allen Poe Born in Boston on January 19, 1809.
He went to the University of Virginia.
In 1831, Edgar went to New York City where he had some of his first poetry published.
Sunday, October 7, 1849, he died in the hospital with no one knowing what really happened to him.
Although ther is no official record of how pieces he wrote, 57 of his poems were published in his life time.
The estimated short stories he has is 30. Monster
Ashamed by the knowledge of what she's done,
Condemned by her friends and family,
She has nothing left to live for yet she moves forward.
She’s desperate to start her life over but the truth says she can't.
Compelled by her disease she begins to hate it all.
She knows the truth will set her free so she tells her darkest secret.
Realization and ridicule strikes that small town and her life crumbles to pieces.
Rumors and whispers darken her thoughts and everything she's ever known disappears just like that.
She kills her memories by meth and alcohol but it never seems enough.
She takes a big step forward and puts a gun to her head.
Grief strikes her family, Happiness strikes that man.
In the end everyone knew death would come upon her soon.