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Transcript of Gothic Writing
Who is this handsome chap?
Let's look at some key themes of the Gothic Genre
One of the key features of Gothic Writing is a 'sense of unease' as if someone, or something, is watching you.
That was an extract from the short story
'Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad' by M.R James, who is considered one of the Grand-Masters of Gothic ghost stories.
Quickly! Name me 5 things you'd associate with Halloween.
What are the connections between these things and Gothic Writing? There are more than you might think!
At this time of year the clocks go back, meaning it gets darker earlier in the day.
It also gets colder...
How are these two things related to scariness?
Let's dive into some Gothic Horror, don't be scared now!
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