Gothicism - Background
Americans saw many reasons to be optimistic in the second quarter of the nineteenth century.
Philosophically, much of the nation had abandoned the bleak, deterministic theology of Calvin and had
embraced either the Enlightenment fai
Possible Final Exam Questions
1. Compare and contrast identity in Bartleby, the Scrivener and The Ministers
2. Explore Hawthornes use of symbol in his Young Goodman Brown and/or
Ministers Black Veil.
3. Define key concepts of Roman
Stories of the Psychotic Personality: Introduction to "The Tell-Tale
Heart" and "The Black Cat"
Many of Poe's short stories treat the same type of phenomena, yet in fact, part of Poe's greatness lies in the
diversity of his creativity, and everything he w
The Hero's Journey: Summary of the Steps
by: Joseph Campbell
1. The Ordinary World
Here the person is introduced to the audience. S/he doesn't know her/his personal potential or calling
2. Call to Adventure
The call to adventure is the point in a person's
The Philosophy of Composition
Edgar Allan Poe (18091849)
CHARLES DICKENS, in a note now lying before me, alluding to an examination I once made of the mechanism of Barnaby Rudge, saysBy the
way, are you aware that Godwin wrote his Caleb Williams backwards