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Grotesque Essay Examples

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The Focus on the Grotesque om the Book "The Book of the Grotesque"
From the title of first chapter in Winesburg, Ohio, The Book of the Grotesque, it is clear to see Sherwood Andersons preoccupation with the grotesque. But what does grotesque mean in Andersons fiction? The definitions of grotesque, as offered in the Collins English Mini Dictionary, are strangely distorted and absurd (1). Ho...
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Use of Irony, Arabesque and Grotesque in Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado
The literary devices an author uses greatly influences the way a story is interpreted by the reader. Through different styles of writing, certain feelings are evoked in the reader. Especially in horror and gothic tales, the devices a writer uses can be used to create different moods in the story. The short story, "The...
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A Literary Analysis of the Gross and Grotesque in the Literature by Flannery O'Connor
The Gross and Grotesque in Flannery O'Connor Flannery O'Connor is known for her regional, Christian, gothic, grotesque writing. We see all these elements in her short stories. Flannery O'Connor's fiction generates strong reactions because of her use of the gross and grotesque. According to Gilbert Muller, "Flannery O...
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An Analysis of Grotesque and Mystery in the Short Story the Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Lottery By Shirley Jackson     Gothic is defined as "a style of fiction that emphasizes the grotesque and the
mysterious." Similar to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, many of Shirley
Jackson's stories are considered "gothic" fiction. One such story is
"The Lottery" which was first published in 19...
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An Analysis of the Concept of Grotesque in Winesburg, Ohio: A Book of Grotesques
Winesburg, Ohio: A Book of Grotesques The figures of Winesburg, Ohio usually personify a condition of psychic deformity which is the consequence of some crucial failure in their lives. Misogyny, inarticulateness, frigidity, God-infatuation, homosexuality, drunkenness-these are symptoms of their recoil from the regularities...
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A Short Summary of Winesburg, Ohio, a Novel by Sherwood Anderson
Short Summary of Winesburg, Ohio "Prologue: "The Book of the Grotesque" An old writer hired a carpenter to raise his bed level with the windows. The carpenter wept telling the old writer about his brother's death. Lying in bed, the old writer's thoughts of dying made him more alive. He dreamt of versions of...
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The Use of Grotesque Images in Flannery O'Connor's Works
The Grotesque in Flannery O'Connor Flannery O'Connor, a prolific Southern author, was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1925 during the Great Depression. After her father's death from lupus when O'Connor was fifteen, she and her mother moved to Andulusia, a rural quail farm outside of Milledgeville, Georgia. O'Connor herself wa...
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A Literary Analysis of Big Two-Hearted River by Ernest Hemingway
"It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."At one point in his short story, "Big Two-Hearted River: Part II", Hemingway's character Nick speaks in the first person. Why he adopts, for one line only, the first person voice is an interesting question, without an easy answer...
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An Overview of the Grotesque Machinery of the Dubliners by James Joyce
The Grotesque Machinery of the Dubliners Joyce describes the spiritual poverty of the people of Dublin in the industrial age, with powerful images of mechanized humans and animated machines. In "After the Race" and "Counterparts" he delineates characters with appropriate portraits of human automation....
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An Overview of the Life Work and Literary Style of Flannery O'Connor
Jessica Hendrickson Dr. Chamberlain Eng. 345 28 April 1999 The Gross and Grotesque in Flannery O'Connor Flannery O'Connor is known for her regional, Christian, gothic, grotesque writing. We see all these elements in her short stories. Flannery O'Connor's fiction generates strong reactions because of her use of the gro...
2,259 words
5 pages