The Gothic Element in the Novels of Charles Brockden Brown Page: 63
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affaat tha highly aaaaonad aat had m the narrator in 3P©« «
story, A striking similarity is the method tooth writers used
to pr&iuo® terror in both victims; their attempts to escape
are blocked by darkness and th@ strangeness of their surroundings#
The aubjeot natter and the dramatic situation in poe's
Tales of the grotesque and Arabesque bear unmistakable identity
W1eland* Tha dasaription of Wieland*a final attaek ©a his
wife, previously quoted in this study, is an example,
Tha maeabra love-ia-iaath theaies, ©specially In nLigtla«
and "Moralla, * that intrigued Poe ara foreshadowed in wieland.
After Wleland murders Catherine, ha experiences a kind ©f
rapture very similar t© that of Poe*s pathologioal ©haraaters.
Wleland ©xel&imed, "I liftad tha corps© in &y arms and laid
it on tha bad* Suoh was tha elation of «y thoughts that 1
broke into laughter Poe was able t© injeat into equally
diaboli® aation a quality of sola deliberation and to surround
it with an aura of distortad moral earnestness quite beyond
Brown* a reaehf but tha germ evidently is here**-?
Poe developed an obaaaaion for unity and brevity in
fiation. "Bereniae* eoaes aloaer to hia utilization of both
to a maximum degree than any of his preceding stories.
Ha was developing and polishing hara tha
materiela of Brookdan Brown, tightening tha jointa
%ialand. p. 194.
3Snail, ©£. oit«, p. 39.
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