English 3

posted by mysterychicken

Why are stories and poems about the "realms of darkness" so popular with many readers?

  1. Ms. Sue

    A psychologist might say that these stories satisfy a dark underlying nature of people. Another point of view is that people like the excitement and use realms of darkness stories and poems as escapes from the real world.

    What do you think, MC?

  2. Writeacher

    I have no idea. I've never been drawn to them although I've had to teach a few, such as Poe's poems and stories.

    Why do YOU THINK people like them?

  3. mysterychicken

    I was thinking something along the lines of Ms.Sue's second point


  4. Ms. Sue

    :-) I've been reading mysteries for many years. They are pure escapism for me. I enjoy the good characters and the settings. But I won't read a mystery that uses the villain as the main character. I'm with Writeacher. The "realms of darkness" stories hold no interest for me.

  5. mysterychicken

    I kind of like them!
    But thank you so much, I just wrote a whole essay on the topic(:


  6. Ms. Sue

    You're welcome. :-)

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