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Dark Romanticism

A look into the world of Dark Romanticism

Lance Herpaderp

on 28 September 2012

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Light vs Dark The difference Important Contributors Edgar Allen Poe Held in a legendary status for his works, Edgar Allen Poe is considered to be one of the biggest authors of the genre. Poe's own eerie and mysterious experiences are reflected in his work, among those being the incredibly popular (and chilling) Raven (which has also been made into a movie) A literary subgenre that emerged from the Transcendental philosophical movement popular in the nineteenth-century. It is often characterized as grotesque, gloomy, and morbid. Dark Romanticism Dark [dahk], a. destitute of light; approaching black Romantic (roman'tik), a. pertaining to, of the nature of or given to romance Romanticism [-sizm], n. the quality or state of being romantic The primary contrast of Romanticism vs. Dark Romanticism is the good in man vs the bad in man Dark Romantics tended to emphasize the evil and the horror of evil in man Author of the very popular book The Scarlet Letter, Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity Nathaniel Hawthorne American novelist best known for his novel Moby Dick, often considered to be one of the best pieces of literature of all time. While his popularity waned during his lifetime, a recent revival of his works has ushered his legacy back into the spotlight Herman Melville The Legends Presents individuals as prone to sin and self-destruction, rather than wise and good "I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me, and my enquiry is as to their working, and my problem is their subjugation and victory, downthrow and upheaval, and my effort is their self-expression."

-Dylan Thomas There is the focus on the tragic
The belief in sin and evil.
An attention paid to the mysteries of life.
Does not emphasize the cynical.
A reverence for human nature(especially the bad aspects), and all its struggles. Focuses Transcendentalists-People who advocate social reform whenever appropriate The History Transcendental philosophical movement popular in the eighteenth/early nineteenth-century In the late 18th century, authors reacted against this Age and it's blind materialism and faith in reason, the Age of Enlightenment "The Dark Romantics adapted images of anthropomorphized evil in the form of Satan, devils, ghosts, werewolves, vampires, and ghouls."

-G.R. Thompson Keep in mind that Dark Romanticism has no shared, exact definition. This is due to romanticism being very loosely defined Often used synonymously with Gothic; they aren't entirely the same While Romanticism focuses on the best aspects of humanity, Dark Romanticism is the opposite It has been said that the only way to understand Dark Romanticism is to feel firsthand the emotions the authors are trying to convey -Washington Irving "Sleepy Hollow"
-William Cullen Bryant "The Murdered Traveler"
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow "The Cross of Snow"
-Oliver Wendell Holmes "Departed Days"
-James R. Lowell "The Street"
-John Greenleaf Whittier "At Eventide" Other Well Known Authors and Their Works Frankenstein
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Jayne Eyre Examples Of Dark Romanticism Classic Modern Requiem for a Dream
Film Noir (Sin City, etc.)
Batman Dark Romanticism is the first time that the market economy influenced authors http://library.thinkquest.org/C0126184/english/litamericandark.htm
http://darkromanticismpoetry.wehttp://famouspoetsandpoems.com/thematic_poems/dark_poems.htmlebly.com/http://www.heise.de/ix/raven/Literature/Lore/TheRaven.html Sources http://jeopardylabs.com/play/dark-romanticism4 http://www.imdb.com/rg/VIDEO_PLAY/LINK//video/imdb/vi3682770457/ Anthropomorphism
-Any attribution of human characteristics (or characteristics assumed to belong only to humans) to other animals, non-living things, phenomena, material states, objects or abstract concepts
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