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Gothic Writing

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Mr. Riley

on 18 January 2017

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Transcript of Gothic Writing

Gothic Horror
Who is this handsome chap?
Or him?
Or her?
Let's look at some key themes of the Gothic Genre
Shadows
The Moon
Insanity
Architecture
Abandoned/old houses
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.
Halloween
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!
Categories of Scary Story
Monster/Creature
Ghosts
Murderer/Killer
Cursed Location
Edgar Allen Poe
The Tell Tale Heart
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