Dr. Heidegger's Experiment - a Gothic tale?: a Gothic tale? by Christopher Golz

Dr. Heidegger's Experiment - a Gothic tale?: a Gothic tale?

byChristopher Golz

Kobo ebook | October 22, 2003

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Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,7 (B-), University of Freiburg (English Seminar), course: Introduction to the study of english und american literature, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), the well-known author of the famous novel The Scarlet Letter (1850), wrote this short story on the base of the Gothic kind of literature, which played a considerable role in his life. What are Gothic tales? Do they represent the origin of modern horror shockers like the works of Stephen King and Thomas Harris? Do they have the intention to enhance our fantasy so that the reader does not switch off the light when he goes to bed and suffer from horrible nightmares? Obviously this short story creates a shiver, but I will try to show, that there is more implied than just a creepy suspense. The starting point is the definition of Gothic literature, then I will investigate Dr. Heidegger's Experiment to find out common aspects to this kind of literature. At the end, I will show the reader that there is much more implied than you will know after the first reading of the story. I may set a point thinking about ...

Title:Dr. Heidegger's Experiment - a Gothic tale?: a Gothic tale?Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 22, 2003Publisher:GRIN PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:363822595X

ISBN - 13:9783638225953

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