Similarities Between The Others And A Haunted House

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Virginia Woolf’s short story, “A Haunted House”, and in the film “The others” by Alejandro Amenabar show in special occasions similitudes of feminine gothic literature. The short story and the film develop many gothic elements which are based on external struggle in both works, as in the film and in the short story tries to find out what is happening in the mysterious house. This both works are showing the feminine gothic literature in the setting and the character development, the social and cultural conventions, and the importance of the gothic literature in the genre.
The setting in the Virginia Woolf’s short story, “A Haunted House”, is develop in an old house where it existed for many years, and it was occupied for people who living inside of it. Then, this house has abandoned for centuries causing its deterioration. The house, in “The Others” by Alejandro Amenabar, has similar
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It also is occupied by other independent ghost couple that lived in the past. In the short story, A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf, the author identifies her independence when she states: “‘it’s upstairs,’ she murmured. ‘And in the garden,’ he whispered. ‘Quietly,’ they said, ‘or we shall wake them.’”(1). In addition in both works, they are owners of the house, so they can enjoy the sense of the freedom. In the short story is showing when the ghost couple try to find the treasure everywhere in the garden, rooms, house, etc. This is showing when the writer states: “Wandering through the house, opening the windows, whispering not to wake us, the ghostly couple seek their joy” (2). The importance of the feminine gothic literature in the film is when the family don’t want to leave the house and they want to stay in it for ever, creating the sense of independence of the world, and anybody can get out them of the
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