Introduction The following piece of writing will explore factors of a gothic novel. It will exclusively do so in regards of the two novels Wuthering Heights and Frankenstein. These very famous novels will be looked at in a very in depth piece of writing. Each novels main themes and their background will be presented. The morality and the gothic novel with specific reference to Frankenstein and Wuthering Heights will be assessed.
and Miss Tilney develop with good intentions, yet her immaturity change the dynamics to become more of a doting relationship. In both instances when Catherine meets the Tilneys for the first time, she is polite and conversational, but Catherine also “was desirous of being acquainted with [Miss Tilney]” (Austen 50). In Catherine’s meeting of the Tilneys, she possesses an element of her immaturity, as her emotions and attention scatter back and forth between the Tilneys and the Thorpes. Her attachments to both women, Isabella Thorpe and Miss Tilney, display Catherine’s childlike admiration and naive adoration. In the argument of the argument of Waldo Glock, he refers Catherine to have an “impressionable mind occasionally interpret[ing] scenes at Bath in the light of her reading of Gothic romance" (Glock 33).
Another characteristic of Gothic is the supernatural in all its forms: zombies, vampires, ghosts, witches, omens, dreams. For example, the character in Dracula is a vampire In this essay, I will try to discuss the occult elements in Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre appeared in 1847. It is a Victorian novel, a Bildungsroman, which has Gothic elements throughout it, it is a novel about a plain and simple woman who tries to find her place in society and her way is cluttered with mysterious episodes. I intend to provide in the following pages the characteristics of the Gothic novel and to apply them on the novel Jane
Bram Stoker had six siblings and was born to upper-middle-class Irish Protestant parents on 8th November 1947. His most famous work is considered to be ‘Dracula’ which overshadowed his other works and claimed the throne of his masterpiece. The gothic masterpiece published in the late nineteenth century in 1897 still retains its title of classic with its representation of the accumulated Carpathian Mountains folklores and myths through the presentation of the story in the form of letters, Journal entries and clippings of the newspaper articles by one of the character from the story Mina exhibits the gothic element of dread and mysteriousness through its first person perspective linking the reader with the events in the present time thus making the exploration and the expansion of the plot to occur at the same time as the character unfolds them. The novel ‘Dracula’ established the concept of vampires though not original holistically but still its eminent creation of the vampires in the catalogue of the eerie and ghostly creatures can be seen still in the modern society, where people who have not even read this novel knows about the superstitions of how to kill a vampire and the list of things that could protect them like Christian cross and garlic, etc. The modern day vampire adaptations repeats on the original motifs created by Bram stoker and thus makes the presence of the Dracula in the classic fiction as an indispensable status.
to show how the Harry Potter offer many different gendered roles to young people. The author explicitly states that she wrote with the intended audience of literacy teachers who work with teenagers and teach them critical literacies for social justice as well as teach them to challenge the status quo, She does this through explaining the roles the female characters were given and how they fought to be treated as equal. This is a unique approach as other sources only focus on how the female characters are oppressed and subjected to stereotype rather than explain they they fought to be equal.This will play into the main characters section of my literature review. This is valuable as the author closely compares the Harry Potter world with our modern world and offers some new approaches to redefine what is normal in terms of gender roles. The author, Meredith Cherland, is a teacher educator and professor of literacy education at the University of Regina in
Khair 5). Particularly Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus emphasises the aspect of challenging nature, life, environment, and morality by giving life to a creature, or rather a monster. Moreover, scholars of the Gothic may be aware of the vast ways of reading a Gothic novel, why a certain estrangement and deconstruction of the novel is crucial (cf. Wisker, “Liminal Spaces” 404). At the very core of the literary work, adepts are able to reveal and challenge the features of the Gothic novel not only in terms of social and cultural issues, but also in psychological and personal context (cf.
The biological mother of Rapunzel falls ill during pregnancy, in order to restore her health it is imperative that receives the magical plant that is Rapunzel. The enchantress holds this plant in order to remain young but when the Queen acquires the plant and regains health, the enchantress becomes ultimately infuriated. To gain revenge the enchantress who is referred to as ‘Mother Gothel’ kidnaps Rapunzel from her parents in order to remain youthful and avoid the aging process. Looking closely at both of these events, some features are similar while others have distinct contrasts. The Grimm Brothers tale bases the story on how the parents give away their child in exchange for the Rapunzel plant, while the contemporary Disney tale bases the plot on the kidnapping of the child by the enchantress.
I was almost screaming.” In this section of Purple Hibiscus Kambili can be characterized as strong because when serious thing like this happen Kambili usually acts as if she was brainwashed not to react. Another event that took place to prove that Kambili became strong was when Jaja took the blame for killing Eugene. On page 291 it states,” Jaja didn't wait for their questions; he had told them he had used rat poison, that he put it in Papa's tea.In this section kambili can be characterized as nonchalant because she knew who really killed her father and she would usually question herself but she let Jaja take the blame for their father's
“He had not dared to rebel” (p.13) and “he would not shout” (p.42) are evidences to the fact that the two victims both refuse to go against the will of the Red Room. As a result, these two preys sooner or later, got wear away and weaken which give the chance for their respective predators to gain power even further. That is the purpose of confinement. Furthermore, the image of “flattened and pinned” (p.40) moths and stuffed animals “posed in stilted attitude” gives off the feeling of oppression and strained as well as connotation to: decorations such as themselves are also prisoners to the Red
Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey is a Bildungsroman, a coming of age story that focuses on the psychological development of the protagonist, Catherine Morland. This essay will analyse the language and narrative techniques of the excerpt, and discuss how it suggests vicissitudes in Catherine’s personal perspectives and relationships. In addition, it will discuss the ‘domestic gothic’ and abuse ubiquitous in ordinary situations. Furthermore, it will argue how Austen’s rhetorical techniques work to encourage reader interest as well as exercising perception when distinguishing between appearance and reality. Finally, it will conclude by briefly discussing the significance of the excerpt within the novel’s wider themes.