Three Connotations Of Gothic Literature In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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“The Gothic” English Literature helps the world escape reality. English Literature can be Funny, Scary, Serious or Factual. But Is Gothic Literature a big part of English Literature? Now some people hate the Gothic Genre and never want to take a chance and leave certain Genres to read it. But the Desire to be terrified is as much part of Human Nature as the need to Laugh (“The Gothic Novel” Brendan Hennessy Pg 324). The Genre of Gothic Literature has Three Connotations: Barbarous, Medieval, and Supernatural. (“The Gothic Novel” Brendan Hennessy Pg 324). There are many Gothic Literature Authors and Novels. But Is “Frankenstein” a prime example of the Gothic Literature Genre? Written by Mary Shelley the novel centers on Victor who wants to create a Creature. Are there Examples of the three main connotations of Gothic Literature in Frankenstein? Barbarous!, the term is defined as being Savagely Cruel or Excessively Brutal. In “Frankenstein” there are examples of this Horrific Term! In Chapter 16, the Creature encounters “William” Frankenstein's Little Brother. ‘I too can create Desolation, my enemy is not Invulnerable; this death will carry Despair to him, And a thousand other Miseries shall torment…show more content…
“The child still struggled and loaded me with epithets which carried despair to my heart; I grasped his throat to silence him, and in a moment he lay dead at my feet (“Frankenstein” Mary Shelley) This quote is saying that the Creature is being Excessively Brutal towards William when he murders him. Which is also Barbarous! Another Example is Victor Frankenstein is being Barbarous! when he doesn’t bail out Justine from fake Accusations. Victor is being Savagely Cruel towards Justine when he is silent and Doesn’t speak up. Which allows Justine to take the blame which Ultimately leads to her Demise. This Proves that “Frankenstein” has one Main Connotation of Gothic
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