Horacio Quiroga

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  • The Feather Pillow Horacio Quiroga

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    The Feather Pillow by Horacio Quiroga is a gothic short story originally written in Spanish and translated to English. Newly weds Alicia and Jordan are very much in love, however, they both have different ways of showing this love. Alicia longs for more affection and romance from her partner but does not voice her concerns to him. Alicia lives in their new home alone, waiting for Jordan to return every day. One day she falls ill with influenza for days. Her illness becomes more severe until she is

  • Individualism In The Black Cat

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    The Need For Individualism Many authors apply Gothic Elements in their common works such as: “The Black Cat,” written by Edgar Allen Poe, “Prey,” by Richard Matheson, and “The Feather Pillow,” by Horacio Quiroga. In an effort to create a sense of mystery, suspense, and superstition, these authors utilize these Gothic Elements: entrapment and violence. By using these elements, authors illustrate their belief that one should express themselves through individualism. One element that conveys this

  • The Sense Of Fear In The Cask Of The Amontillado By Edgar Allen Poe

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    “STOMP, STOMP”. The noise gets louder and louder “STOMP!, STOMP”, in the distance not clear to you. As a way to create a different types of sensory driven story pieces like, “ The Cask of The Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, “ Feather Pillows” by Horacio Quiroga, and “ House Taken Over” by Julio Cortazar use a sense of dread to drive their works of literature forward. As you're expecting a jump scare in a movie, the factor of uncertainty is used to hook in the audience and create the sense of fear. First

  • The Effects Of Loss In Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

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    Riggs, “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment,” by Nathaniel Hawthorn, “The Feather Pillow” by Horacio Quiroga and “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allen Poe all illustrate that despite any hope for personal gain, everything that is acted upon will have a consequential reaction. The average human lives around 75 years, and each life craves mortality. The concept of eternal life

  • Analysis Of ' Horacio Quiroga And Edgar Allan Poe 's `` The Poe Of Latin America ``

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    Horacio Quiroga and Edgar Allan Poe are two of the most influential writers in history. They both wrote disturbing stories that are based upon their similarly rough lives. In fact, Quiroga has been referred to as “The Poe of Latin America” (Niece 1). However, it is important to note that although these authors have many similarities, they also have several significant differences, both in their writing and in their personal life stories. Both Poe and Quiroga had death and mental illness as central

  • Themes In The Devil And Tom Walker By Edgar Allan Poe

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    strategies are used to give the reader chills during his or her downtime. Themes like Entrapment and supernatural forces are displayed throughout this genre of writing to further portray an overlaying message. Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving and Horacio Quiroga use Entrapment and Supernatural powers to provide an intense feeling in the reader involving scenarios beyond conventional limitations. One story containing the theme of entrapment is “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving. Irving incorporates

  • Romanticism In Gothic Literature

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    romanticism the authors often use many elements that pertain to fear however, the most prevalent themes in “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe, “Prey” by Richard Matheson, “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving, and “The Feather Pillow” by Horacio Quiroga are grotesqueness and violence. The authors utilize grotesqueness and violence in order to furthermore portray a dismal mood, foreshadow events to come, and to further entice the reader In the short stories: “Prey”, “The Feather Pillow”, and

  • Elements Of Grotesqueness And Violence In Gothic Literature

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    romanticism the authors often use many elements that pertain to fear, however, the most prevalent themes in: “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe, “Prey” by Richard Matheson, “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving, and “The Feather Pillow” by Horacio Quiroga are grotesqueness and violence. The authors utilize grotesqueness and violence in order to furthermore portray a dismal mood, foreshadow events to come, and to further entice the reader. In the short stories: “Prey”, “The Feather Pillow”, and

  • Gothic Literature : Grotesqueness And Violence In Gothic Novels

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    romanticism the authors often use many elements that pertain to fear, however, the most prevalent themes in “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe, “Prey” by Richard Matheson, “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving, and “The Feather Pillow” by Horacio Quiroga are grotesqueness and violence. The authors utilize grotesqueness and violence in order to furthermore portray a dismal mood, foreshadow events to come, and to further entice the reader In the short stories: “Prey”, “The Feather Pillow”, and

  • Gothic Elements In Gothic Literature

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    supernatural occurrences. Horacio Quiroga’s “The Feather Pillow,” Richard Matheson’s “Prey,” and Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” all incorporate the following gothic elements: violence, revenge, hallucinations, nightmares, and psychological issues. Horacio Quiroga's gothic romantic story “The Feather Pillow,” and other works such as Richard Matheson’s “Prey” and Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” all encompass the reoccurring theme of psychological issues. In “The Feather Pillow,” Quiroga illustrates the

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