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Seminar paper from the yr 2004 within the topic American stories - Literature, grade: 1,5, collage of Hamburg (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), direction: Nathaniel Hawthorne, 17 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) might be the best-known American Romantic who labored within the so-called Gothic mode. His poems and tales discover the darker part of the Romantic mind's eye, facing the gruesome, the supernatural, and the scary. Poe additionally rejected the rational and the highbrow in favour of the intuitive and the emotional, a dominant attribute of the Romantic move.
For Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64) literature additionally appeared to depend upon the potential of the Gothic. as a result, of specific curiosity to Hawthorne was once the character of evil. Like his modern Poe, Hawthorne additionally made broad use of symbols.
One of Hawthorne’s and Poe’s specified issues can also be that of isolating head and middle, mind and soul. Hawthorne explored those Romantic principles and the subjects of obsession, loss and the impossibility of perfection generally 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, loss of life and loss, are indissolubly entwined, and function the apotheosis of his technology and the springboard for his horror. a few critics imagine that Poe used to be just a marketer of Gothic horror borrowed from the German versions well known in the course of his time. as a result, the pertinent factor in Poe turns into the origins for the phobia of the soul.
In the subsequent, will probably be analyzed which features of yank Romanticism are handled in Poe’ brief tales “Ligeia” and “Morella” and in Hawthorne’s “The Artist of the attractive” and “The Birthmark”. consequently, it is crucial to take a more in-depth examine American Romanticism as a literary flow first.

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