Gothic Fiction

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GOTHIC: 

GOTHIC BRIEF INFORMATION ABOUT THE GENRE. GOTHIC QUALITIES GOTHIC EXAMPLES AND NOVELISTS PARODY OF GOTHIC IMPORTANT GOTHIC WRITERS IN EUROPE CONCLUSION

BRIEF INFORMATION: 

BRIEF INFORMATION The origins of Gothic literature can be traced to various historical, cultural, and artistic precedents. The term "Gothic" comes to be applied to the literary genre precisely because the genre deals with such emotional extremes and very dark themes, and because it finds its most natural settings in the buildings of this style — castles, mansions, and monasteries, often remote, crumbling, and ruined. The term "Gothic" comes to be applied to the

What makes a work Gothic is a combination of some of these elements : 

What makes a work Gothic is a combination of some of these elements a castle, ruined or intact, haunted or not, ruined buildings which are sinister or which arouse a pleasing melancholy An atmosphere of mystery and suspense omens and ancestral curses An ancient prophecy magic, supernatural manifestations, or the suggestion of the supernatural Women in distress High, even overwrought emotion Women threatened by a powerful, impulsive, tyrannical male

GOTHIC WORKS:: 

GOTHIC WORKS: The Castle of Otranto The Castles of Athlin Sicilian Romance The Mysteries of Udolpho Rime of the Ancient Mariner Wuthering Heighs

WUTHEIG HEIGHTS:: 

WUTHEIG HEIGHTS: “The hook was soldered into the staple: a circumstance observed by me when awake, but forgotten. 'I must stop it, nevertheless!' I muttered, knocking my knuckles through the glass, and stretching an arm out to seize the importunate branch; instead of which, my fingers closed on the fingers of a little, ice-cold hand! The intense horror of nightmare came over me: I tried to draw back my arm, but the hand clung to it, and a most melancholy voice sobbed, 'Let me in - let me in!' 'Who are you?' I asked, struggling, meanwhile, to disengage myself. 'Catherine Linton,' it replied, shiveringly (why did I think of LINTON? I had read EARNSHAW twenty times for Linton) - 'I'm come home: I'd lost my way on the moor!' As it spoke, I discerned, obscurely, a child's face looking through the window. Terror made me cruel; and, finding it useless to attempt shaking the creature off, I pulled its wrist on to the broken pane, and rubbed it to and fro till the blood ran down and soaked the bedclothes: still it wailed, 'Let me in!' and maintained its tenacious gripe, almost maddening me with fear. 'How can I!' I said at length. 'Let ME go, if you want me to let you in!'”

PARODY OF GOTHIC GENRE: 

PARODY OF GOTHIC GENRE The most famous parody of the Gothic is Jane Austen's novel Northanger Abbey (1818) in which the naive protagonist, after reading too much Gothic fiction, conceives herself a heroine of a Radcliffian romance and imagines murder and villainy on every side, though the truth turns out to be somewhat more prosaic.

GOTHIC IN EUROPEN LITERATURE: 

GOTHIC IN EUROPEN LITERATURE the roman noir ("black novel") in France. the Schauerroman ("shudder novel") In Germany

SEMINARY COURSE: 

SEMINARY COURSE ASİYE ÜNLÜ PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY,ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 03167009

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