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The term Gothic conjures up images of frightened women, graveyards, and haunted castles in the mist, popular settings for horror films. But is this what Gothic means? The Oxford Companion to English Literature defines Gothic as, Tales of the macabre, fantastic, and supernatural, usually set amid haunted castles, graveyards, ruins and wild picturesque landscapes (Drabble […]

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The Gothic Villain Narrative
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Is he a dangerous lover? The villain is usually dark and handsome, though he might have some tell-tell sign that warns he is wicked. The villains ranged from dark priests to mysterious bandits. Some start out as heroes but turn into villains. The Gothic villain has several identifying characteristics. They are shifty, cunning and can […]

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Gothic and Vampiric Themes in Wuthering Heights
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From its inception, Gothic fiction has been a literature of resistance, defying tradition and transgressing boundaries. At a time when the Enlightenment lauded reason and clarity, the Gothic persistently emphasized the presence of darkness and despair, of ambiguity and uncertainty amidst seemingly definite surroundings. With early authors such as Walpole, Radcliffe, and Matthew “Monk” Lewis, […]

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Fiction Gothic Fiction Wuthering Heights
707 words 2 pages

Shelley uses these ideas of a gothic and romantic novel to make the genre appealing, make it able to connect to other horror tales, and how she makes it fascinating to the reader. Mary Shelley uses Gothic literature and Romanticism to reveal the true way of darkness and how horror and love really should be […]

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‘The Bloody Chamber’, the characters and elements of gothic
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The genre of gothic literature contains both elements of horror and romance, with an innocent female, a powerful male (usually the quintessential villain), as well as themes to do with the supernatural as key features included in the novel. In this chapter, elements of the gothic begin in the very title of the book: the […]

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‘Sleepy Hollow’ and ‘Batman’
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When analysing a film, it is always necessary to consider genre. Genre is how we describe a film category or type. Some different types of genre are Gothic Horror, thriller, sci-fi, comedy, romance, westerns, period drama, adventure and fantasy. A hybrid genre is a film that has conventions from two or more genres. Other hybrid […]

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How the genre of Sleepy Hollow is established in the opening sequence
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Recently we have been studying the film Sleepy Hollow. In this essay I am going to explain how the genre of Sleepy Hollow is established in the opening sequence.The opening of any film is important for many reasons. One is that it sets the tone of the film. In Sleepy Hollow there is a “scary” […]

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Analysis of Characterization in the Yellow Wallpaper
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“The Yellow Wallpaper” was written at a time when the traditional power structure of marriage was supported. B. Gillian describes the unequal status of a wife, the narrator, who suffers from nervous depression. C. Brief history of interpretations of “The Yellow Wallpaper. ” D. The chosen interpretation rests on how the narrator’s character is analyzed […]

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The Red Room – Literary Analysis
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Herbert George Wells, now more commonly known as HG Wells was born on September 21, 1866. One of the most defining incidents of his life is said to be an accident he had in 1874, when he was seven years old, which left him bedridden with a broken leg. To pass the time he started […]

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How 19th Century writers of horror stories effectively used language to fill readers with a sense of horror
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In the 19th Century, writers of mystery tales affectively used language to fill readers with a sense of horror. Discuss with reference to the three of the short stories you have read. The three stories are: The Money’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs, The Red Room by H. G. Wells and The Judges House by […]

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‘The Red Room’ by H G Wells and ‘The Whole Towns Sleeping’ by Ray Bradbury
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In this essay I will be comparing two short stories, ‘The Red Room’ by H G Wells and ‘The Whole Towns Sleeping’ by Ray Bradbury. I will examine how the authors created fear, suspense and atmosphere in the stories. I will look at the similarities and differences. ‘The Red Room’ is a gothic horror and […]

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‘The Red Room’ and ‘The Judges House’
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Using reference to style and content I will explain how and why these two short stories are typical 19th century stories. The two short stories that we have read, ‘ The Red Room’ by H.G. Wells and ‘The Judges House’ by Bram Stoker, are heavily concerned with the supernatural world, with people in the Victorian […]

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Ghost Gothic Fiction Literature
The Ways In Which Fear And Tension
2113 words 5 pages

Two short stories titled the Red Room by H G Wells and Examination Day by Henry Slesar, have used different techniques to build up a fear and tension in their stories. The Red Room was set in the 19th century and was aimed at Victorian readers who liked ghost and mystery stories. The Red Room […]

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The Red Room Story
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H. G. Wells was a writer with several identities. Most of Wells’ short stories were written about the marvels of science, but the genre of this one, is based on a gothic mystery. A gothic story is a romantic fiction with its setting usually in a ruined gothic castle or abbey. It emphasised mystery and […]

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Tension And Fear In The Red Room
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“The Red Room” was appealing to the Victorians as it was indeed quite a short story, Reading a story in less than say an hour gave them a great sense of achievement as they started and finished quite quickly. Through reading and understanding the plot and essence of the story they would be able to […]

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Fear Ghost Gothic Fiction Victorian Era
In ‘The Red Room’, how does HG Wells explore the nature of fear
2430 words 5 pages

Wells was born in the year ‘The Signalman’ was written. Like Dickens, he was of poor parents. He went to night school to better himself to be trained as a teacher. He was lectured by T. H Huxley, the famous Darwinist (The belief in the theory of evolution) and developed a life long interest in […]

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Ghost Gothic Fiction Horror
Poe as a Gothic Writer
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Early horror literature came out of a mix of the upcoming of romanticism, the decline of the enlightenment, and most of all from early gothic traditions themselves. Neo-gothic interests greatly sparked the minds of many 18th century writers, Edgar Allen Poe being one of them. Poe is classified as an American Horror author of the […]

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William Faulkner’s a Rose for Emily – a Gothic Horror Tale
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William Faulkner’s A Rose for Emily – A Gothic Horror Tale William Faulkner is widely considered to be one of the great American authors of the twentieth century. Although his greatest works are identified with a particular region and time (Mississippi in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries), the themes he explores are universal. […]

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How does Charlotte Bronte create sympathy for Jane Eyre in the Opening Chapters
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“Jane Eyre” is very much the story of a young girl’s quest to be loved and a search for equality in a greatly unjust reality. Throughout the opening chapters, Jane shows a fire and ice persona: there are sharp contrasts between her emotions at certain points in the novel, which seem to show a state […]

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Gothic Fiction Jane Eyre Novel
Consider the Influence of Gothic Fiction Upon Pre 20th Century and 20th Century Texts
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In this essay I aim to compare and discuss the influence of gothic elements in ‘The Red Room’ by H. G. Wells, ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte and ‘I’m the King of the Castle’ by Susan Hill. Gothic fiction is a type of fiction that predominated in English literature in the last third of the 18th […]

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20Th Century Gothic Fiction Horror Jane Eyre
Charlotte Bronte
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The red-room was a spare chamber, was a ‘very seldom’ place where Mr. Reed died nine years ago. The red room shows a number of gothic elements in order to make a horroristic image in our heads about the place she is locked into. The place was ‘solemn because it was known to be so […]

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How Charlotte Bronte develops the Gothic Features of Jane Eyre
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Gothic literature refers to a period in the 18th 19th century when writing included supernatural or horrifying events. The word Gothic relates to the Middle Ages when stories commonly depicted courtly love, and villainous characters. ‘Gothic’ is also seen as a derogatory term for the Middle Ages used by the Victorians to describe an immoral […]

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