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Seminar paper from the 12 months 2004 within the topic American stories - Literature, grade: 1,5, collage of Hamburg (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), path: Nathaniel Hawthorne, 17 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) is likely to be the best-known American Romantic who labored within the so-called Gothic mode. His poems and tales discover the darker aspect of the Romantic mind's eye, facing the ugly, the supernatural, and the frightening. Poe additionally rejected the rational and the highbrow in favour of the intuitive and the emotional, a dominant attribute of the Romantic flow.
For Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64) literature additionally looked as if it would rely on the potential for the Gothic. for this reason, of specific curiosity to Hawthorne used to be the character of evil. Like his modern Poe, Hawthorne additionally made wide use of symbols.
One of Hawthorne’s and Poe’s unique matters is usually that of setting apart head and center, mind and soul. Hawthorne explored those Romantic rules and the topics of obsession, loss and the impossibility of perfection broadly in his brief tales “The Artist of the attractive” and “The Birthmark”.
However, in Poe’s existence and works and hence additionally in “Ligeia” and “Morella”, the tales to be handled during this research, love, demise and loss, are indissolubly entwined, and function the apotheosis of his technology and the springboard for his horror. a few critics imagine that Poe was once just a marketer of Gothic horror borrowed from the German versions well known in the course of his time. therefore, the pertinent factor in Poe turns into the origins for the fear of the soul.
In the subsequent, it will likely be analyzed which facets of yank Romanticism are taken care of in Poe’ brief tales “Ligeia” and “Morella” and in Hawthorne’s “The Artist of the attractive” and “The Birthmark”. accordingly, it will be significant to take a more in-depth examine American Romanticism as a literary circulation first.

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