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Gothic

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Michael Becker

on 14 April 2010

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Transcript of Gothic

Gothic Literature Elements of Romantic and Horror genres Romantics were reacting to the changing world Industrial Revolution
Scientific Revolution
Social Revolution Prevalent in the 18th century Not stuff written by these guys Or this crew Speaks to the perversity of the mind Love of the grotesque and unknown The unknown is strong because of the changes Themes of Gothic LIterature Elements of Terror Physical Psychological Supernatural Haunted buildings...

Based off of Gothic
Architecture Castles The Medieval castles were beginning to crumble, hold legends, etc. Death Disease Madness Things hidden
people
secrets
rooms
actions Frankenstein Aww-he's just a friendly lil' monster Enjoy the people who are scared throughout the Prezi ;) Creation of a monster Scientific advances made people think humans were replacing God Commentary on the future of 'Man" Terrified the generation as a real possibility However, at the core is REAL emotion The Monster's desire for love, understanding, and acceptance. This spoke to readers for where mankind stood Dracula Published 1897 OOPS! epistolary novel A series of letters Dracula was not the first vampire... ...but he did become the face of Vampires Sorry Edward Sorry Edward boo hoo The letters come from multiple perspectives Dracula has strengths and weaknesses The readers understood this In particular, his ability to shapeshift and control minds Influenced by historical references Vlad the Impaler was the main inspiration of Dracula But Vampirism and Vampire stories were prevalent much earlier The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Written by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson It is a story about a Londo lawyer, Gabriel John Utterson who investigages strange occurences with his friend, Dr. Jekyll. The idea of 'split personality' stood out to readers The fight between good and evil Evil is depicted as:
grotesque
power hungry
angry Commentary on human morals The storyline thrives with
"Who is this evil man?" When, in reality, it is a good man (Jekyll) Science created evil... To stop this, Jekyll must take his own life Scientific discover and good/evil morals brought to the forefront One last one
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