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An exploration of Dark Romanticism in Poe’s Gothic Fiction: a journey into the conscious and subconscious mind

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dc.contributor.advisor Ahmed, Nawshaba Ahmed, Marjiya Baktyer 2018-10-29T05:00:24Z 2018-10-29T05:00:24Z 2018-08
dc.identifier.other ID 13103008
dc.description This thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in English, 2018. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 40-41).
dc.description.abstract Through this dissertation I aim to get to the bottom of the perverse and self-destructive nature of the conscious and subconscious mind. This notion finds precedence in the works of Dark Romantics, such as notable American author – Edgar Allan Poe – whose short stories are fraught with themes of the deranged mind and the tortured soul. The tenets of Dark Romanticism have found a permanent placing in the Gothic Fiction sub-genre. Through the incorporation of the ideals of Dark Romanticism, Edgar Allan Poe popularized the sub-genre of Gothic Fiction. This dissertation will begin by an in-depth understanding of the ideals of Dark Romanticism, after which it will follow the manner in which they are depicted in the fascinatingly disturbing short stories of Edgar Allan Poe. With the aid of the primary texts and correlating them to secondary resources, I aim to uncover Poe’s preoccupation with the ill at ease nature of the fragile human psyche, and show that through the discovery of the perverse and destructive compulsions he uncovers the sublime. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Marjiya Baktyer Ahmed
dc.format.extent 41 pages
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
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dc.subject Dark Romanticism en_US
dc.subject Poe’s Gothic en_US
dc.subject Fiction en_US
dc.title An exploration of Dark Romanticism in Poe’s Gothic Fiction: a journey into the conscious and subconscious mind en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University B.A. in English

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