Elements Of A Receipt For Writing A Gothic Novel

241 Words1 Page

In “A Receipt for Writing a Novel”, Alcock vividly describes the outstanding elements of Gothic novel as ingredients that mix together to create a perfect sense. The unique style of Gothic novels is formed through a mixture of supernatural, passionate, pleasant and horror feelings, and objects are being used to achieve this unconventional sense. In Castle of Otranto, one object that really fascinates me is the door. A locked door often triggers curiosity for the outsiders while causing repression for the insiders. The world existed behind a door is often attached to mysteries and infinite possibilities. The excitement towards adventures and the fear towards uncertainty fit perfectly into the tone of Gothic novels. In the novel, when Isabella

Open Document