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    Jordan Cole English 1102 Professor Myszkowski 1 December 2017 Southern Gothic Literature Throughout the course of history, literature has gone through considerable changes. Dating back to its humble beginnings in folklore, fables, and storytelling all the way up to the scientific books and dramatic novels of today. Literature is arguably the centerpiece of all mankind. It is useful for record keeping, education, and bringing cultures and societies together. It has allowed us to expand our minds

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    Southern Gothic Literature is a subgenre of literature that took place in the nineteenth century, inspired by Gothic writing from the previous century (Surber Study.com). In Gothic writing authors oftentimes wanted to bring to light the conflicts they realized were occurring at the moment (Surber Study.com). It was one of the most commonly written genres during that time. Containing very depressing stories, oftentimes in the horror category, Southern Gothic Literature focuses on deep feelings and

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    Sides of Gothic Literature Stories come in many different shapes, sizes, and genres. Even genres that sound similar can contain quite a few differences that make them unique. This is the case with Gothic Literature and Southern Gothic Literature. Even though both styles are referred to as Gothic, they each have different elements that set them apart from one another. They also have elements that they share, however both go about expanding on these elements in diverse ways. One way to recognize the

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    Southern gothic literature, which is a sub-genre of the gothic writing style, is unique to the American South. Southern Gothic literature has many of the same aspects as Gothic literature, since they both focus on topics such as death, madness, violent and grotesque aspects. The difference is, that Southern gothic literature, elements such as irony, violence, social and unusual events are pretty much what help shape and mold the base of the story. Understanding the effects of each southern gothic

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    have no boundaries when exploiting faults in everyone’s moral and physical identities. In Southern Gothic Literature, artists and writers write to expose faults in southern culture. They expose faults by creating complex characters that were mentally unstable, choosing a spooky/odd setting, and addressing social order and morality. “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner is considered Southern Gothic Literature due to its complex character, Miss Emily, the eerie plantation home, and the lack of

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    Southern Gothic is a regional genre used in film, music, and literature that criticizes the moral blindness of a historical era. Traits of this genre include: disturbed personalities, macabre situation, and a list of themes. These specific themes are: Race, Unrequited Love, Good Versus Evil, Being an outsider, and Violence. In our class we read a selection of stories from many different southern gothic authors. A few of them are: “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O'Connor, “Possibility of

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    writing a piece of southern gothic literature, which turns out to become a piece of more contemporary southern gothic literature. In southern gothic literature a majority of people think of the aged definition, but Stown shows us the more contemporary piece of writing. Mostly every element of southern gothic literature matches the classic definition, but the irony, outsiders, and social issues have a more contemporary definition. Stown is a piece of contemporary Southern Gothic Literature as a result of

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    What do you think of when you hear the words Southern Gothic Literature? There are many books and authors who associate with Southern Gothic Literature. Examples, Flannery O’Connor and William Faulkner. Listen to be informed and learn about something in a new, yet old and interesting way. Violence, irony and decay make up the body and stories behind southern gothic literature. Stown is a contemporary Southern Gothic Literature, because it shows elements such as violence, irony and decay in a new

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    Southern gothic literature is a genre that is set in the American south. Oxford Dictionaries defines southern gothic literature as, “Characterized by plots involving violence or hidden trauma, eccentric and often psychologically troubled characters, and an atmosphere of repression and decay.” The genre is one of dark, complex stories that are full of grotesque themes, unpredictable twists, and often include characters that are somewhat delusional. It is often packed with mystery and intrigue, and

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    The southern gothic genre of literature can be described as “plots involving violence or hidden trauma, eccentric and often psychologically troubled characters, and an atmosphere of repression and decay” (Oxford Dictionary). This dark, depressing theme found in literature is one that highlights the harsh realities that characters face in their own geographic area. It is vital for southern gothic stories to incorporate the theme of some type of external decay. In the texts Salvage the Bones and Swamplandia

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