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    The Haunting of Hill House In “The Haunting of Hill House”, Jackson uses a third person point of view in order to create an ambiguous feeling during the supernatural experiences which leads to confusion of weather the novel falls under the sub-genre female gothic, or not. Jackson starts the novel with a very powerful quote: “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.” (1). That famously known

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    In “The Haunting of Hill House”, Jackson uses a third person point of view in order to create an ambiguous feeling during the supernatural experiences which leads to confusion of whether the novel falls under the sub-genre female gothic, or not. Jackson starts the novel with a very powerful quote: “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.” (1). That famously known quote is very ambiguous and

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    The Haunting of Hill House The Haunting of Hill House is a book about four people that all have backgrounds of experiencing supernatural events. Because of this, they were all chosen to explore the supernatural happenings occurring at Hill House. The house was originally built by a man named Hugh Crain. It had been a place of mysterious events and also the deaths of those who lived there. Dr. Montague, a supernatural investigator, then carefully selected three people with paranormal backgrounds

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    The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson, revolutionized the horror genre of books. It started a completely new trend in how horror books were written. Unlike previous books, The Haunting of Hill House uses terror rather than horror to elicit fear and emotion from the reader and utilizes complex relationships between the mysterious events in the house and the very different characters in the novel. At the end of the book, the reader realizes that none of the questions that have been burning

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    “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality.”- Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House For the purposes of reducing confusion the world that we live in, the air we breathe, the universe that is generally accepted as the real world, and the felling and presence of our bodies will be referred to as “home”. Humans are unique in the animal world in that we solve puzzles for fun. Very few other animals do this, and only ones with a complex neural

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    have dark elements, horrifying twists, and turns to drive the story. In The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, Jackson exemplifies how a setting should be in a gothic novel. She uses modern psychology and old ghost stories. These elements entice the reader to ponder what is real and what is not. When you combine the nature of the characters in Hill House and then compare them to the events taking place in the house “(blood on the clothes, blood on/in the walls, mysterious voices calling out

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    The Themes of the Haunting of Hill House The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson is the classics of the horror story, the novel, by which many other horror writers of the 20th century have taken an example. It is a striking, impressive novel with quite a lot of controversial themes brought up. Of particular interest are themes of home and the haunting nature of Hill House, however, from the perspective of the novel’s protagonist, Eleanor Vance. If seen from the angle of her personality, these

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    The protagonist in the book The Haunting of Hill House is Eleanor Vance. Eleanor “was thirty-two years old when she came to Hill House” (Jackson 7). When her mother passed away, Eleanor was relieved. She did not have a good relationship with her mother, and in fact, she didn’t have a good relationship with anyone; she had no friends. Eleanor took the role of the “mother” and was always taking care of her mother; she could never escape and find the person so was going to be; she was stuck. She was

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    The Haunting of Hill House The Haunting of Hill House is considered a classic to many people. It has a certain sense of feeling missing from today's novels. The Haunting of Hill House has suspense, horror, a little bit of romance, and an ending that will leave you thinking for days. Shirley Jackson is well known for her twisted work. At the beginning of the book, you our introduced to a character that has a major impact on all of its "guests". Hill House. "Hill House, not sane

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    Mr. Sadicario Genre Lit 27 September 2016 Perception of Reality in the Haunting of Hill House Eleanor’s Desire for Acceptance The real measure of success in any horror novel lies it in its ability to generate a range of emotions from its audience. Arguably, more than any other genre, horror must be consciously aware of this necessity and control it thoroughly from start to finish. In Shirley Jackson’s, The Haunting of Hill House, she works to evoke a range of emotions in order to challenge the beliefs

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