Presentation on theme: "Journal: Create a very short story (5 – 7 sentences) that explains the character depicted. Think: Why is she sitting like this? What is the tone of the."— Presentation transcript:
1 Journal: Create a very short story (5 – 7 sentences) that explains the character depicted. Think: Why is she sitting like this? What is the tone of the picture? Make sure you use the same tone in your short story!
2 This is where it gets weird… Dark RomanticismThis is where it gets weird…
3 As the second piece to the Romantic movement, Dark Romanticism explores thepotential evil in theindividual.
4 Characters Characters are fueled by anxiety and guilt. Characters are in psychological or physical torment.
5 Settings Bleak or remote places Ominous (something bad is coming…) Large, drafty old houses that have "been in the family for years."
6 Plot Morbid or violent incidents A supernatural or otherworldly element is often present. (Think: ghosts, doors that open themselves, unexplained sounds, etc.)
7 Gothic Elements Grotesque, mysterious, desolate Atmosphere of mystery and suspenseOmens, foreshadowing, and dreamsHighly charged emotional states like: terror, a feeling that one is on the brink of insanity, anger, agitation, an exaggerated feeling of some impending doom, and obsessive love.Words designed to evoke images of gloom and doom: dark, foreboding, forbidding, ghostly, etc.
8 Main Ideas Triumph of evil over good Inevitability of sin and guilt in humanityPerverse and self-destructive nature of mankindExtremes of individualism
13 “A Bible of Fear” Born in Boston, Massachusetts Mother dies, father leavesLives with Allan family, but never adoptedMarries Virginia, his 13 year-old cousin (not as weird as it is today).Travel, job instability, alcoholismVirginia dies at 25…Poe goes downhillDies at age 40 in Baltimore (The cause of his death is unknown and has been attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.)
14 CareersJoined the U.S. military; eventually, attended West Point for a short time until he found a way to be dismissed.He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.
15 Poe’s Writing A truthful, often vicious, editor Worked hard at horror elements to affect readerCreated detective story at age 32 (“Murders in the Rue Morgue”)Very influential (worldwide) and very debatedWrote about extreme situations & settings to expose true human nature
16 Poe’s Works “The Raven” “Annabel Lee” “The Black Cat” “The Cask of Amontillado”“The Tell-Tale Heart”“The Fall of the House of Usher”
18 A Biography Born in Salem, Massachusetts (related to Judge Hathorne) Father dies early, mother becomes recluse12 years of intense reading & writingAdded a “w” to his last nameMarried in his 30sScarlet Letter cements his popularityFriend to Franklin Pierce, Herman Melville, Emerson, Longfellow
19 Hawthorne’s writing Cautionary tales Suggest that sin, guilt, and evil are the most natural human qualitiesInspired by Puritans
20 Hawthorne’s Works “Young Goodman Brown” “Dr. Heidigger’s Experiment” “The Minister’s Black Veil”“The Birth-mark”The Scarlet LetterThe House of the Seven Gables
21 View… View “The Life of Vincent Malloy” by Tim Burton Reflection: How is “Vincent” an example of Dark Romanticism?