Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet is founder of English Romantic Movement. His best known poems are “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, “Kubla Khan” and “Christabel”. All of these three, especially “Kubla Khan” and “Christabel” are full of supernatural elements, which make poems closer to the Gothic poetry. So because of that reason I am going to discuss how “Kubla Khan” and Christabel” conform to, or deviate from, the conventions of a gothic genre, and for what purpose.
“Christabel” is unfinished poem, which has two parts. Main character-Christabel is the innocent daughter of Sir Leoline. One day, while praying at night she finds a lady-Geraldine, whom she takes home to her father’s castle. Geraldine turned out to be the daughter of the old friend of Sir Leoline, with whom he had a disagreement. She states that she has been kidnapped. But actually she is some evil supernatural creature hidden in Geraldine’s body. Christabel realizes that Geraldine is an evil creature, but she is spelled by her, so she can’t speak. When she finally speaks, Sir Leoline doesn’t believe her daughter and he rejects her entreaties. In the end Sir Leoline sends a letter to Lord Roland, asks him to be friends again and tells that his daughter is safe.
“Kubla Khan” or a “Vision in a Dream” is a 54-line fragment of a poem. As Coleridge says he was under the drug (opium) influence and he was dreaming when the poem came to his mind, but he could remember just part of it. This poem describes
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CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Mention the gothic, and many readers will probably picture gloomy castles ... However, the truth is that the gothic genre has continued to flourish and evolve … producing some of its most interesting and accomplished examples in the 20th century-in literature, film and beyond – Carlos Ruiz Zafon.1 1.1. Gothic Meaning and Definition Notoriously, Gothic is hard to confine. This term signifies variety of meanings.