Alterity in Beowulf

Beowulf’s alterity while he was a young man is different than when he was an older king, but many of the same great traits were present in both stages of his life. Beowulf’s alterity as a young man was clearer than when he was an older king. His main alterity is evident in his heroic ways, from slaying Grendel and …

On Wilmot’s A Satire on Charles II

After reading the comedic wit on display,I commend thee of the choice rather than anger to play.Most use words not found in their brain,Rather than wit and flare they sound the same.Anyone can rant with toxic words to make their point,Better to dazzle with comedic panache and not kick your audience in the joint “Restless he roll about from whore …

Reflection on Writing My Rhyming Couplet Poem

There were many great works of art in which to select to write a poem on as I am sure it was equally difficult for Restoration poets whom wrote critique style poems on another writer. I selected to write my rhyming couplet poem on A Satire on Charles II by John Wilmot Earl of Rochester because the style of the …

Robert Frost’s “Acquainted with the Night”: A Display of Emotions for All to Feel

Robert Frost’s poems use a simple language that everyone can understand in order to make sure the central theme is well received. Frost is one of the most popular, and recognizable American poets as the emotions felt within his poems are very relatable to readers. One cannot help but read a Frost poem, and feel a connection to the situation, …

James Keech Applied to the Iconic film Jigsaw

According to James Keech and the article “The Survival of The Gothic Response” the true definition of the Gothic is the response it brings out in the readers, or viewers of the piece. The piece can fall into two categories of Gothic; terror, or horror. The overall feeling of fear is associated with both categories, and it is that emotional …

Defining the Gothic and the Influence on Modern Horror Films

The influence of key elements in Gothic literature can still be seen today, especially within the realm of modern horror films. The Gothic novel, and its defining elements came first during the 18th century as an escape from a feudal past into a more modernized way of thinking. The early stages of the Gothic were not as extreme as the …

Jane Fairfax: The True Heroine of Emma

There are many worthy characters and heroines within Jane Austen’s timeless novels. Many would consider Emma in the novel Emma to be one of Austen’s most worthy; an ideal heroine right alongside Elizabeth Bennet of Pride and Prejudice. Even though that it is popular belief that Emma is the pure heroine in Emma, I believe Jane Fairfax is the true …

Beowulf Vs. Sir Gawain: The Difference of epic heroes

The role of the epic hero changed greatly between Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The time period each piece was written was the greatest influence on the change of how the hero was portrayed. Beowulf being written in the 8th century, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight being written in the 14th century, were very different …

Transitioning Towards the Modern Gothic Novel

There was a transition away from the early Gothic novels towards horror / Gothic novels we known today. It began with classic novels such as Frankenstein, and The Vampyre which are perfect examples of the Gothic novel, which I also feel started the transition from the early Gothic novels such as The Italian toward the more horror based Gothic novels …