Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Southern Gothic Literature Characteristics

No description
by

Rachel Bradshaw

on 28 October 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Southern Gothic Literature Characteristics

Southern Gothic Literature
What do these images
make you feel or think of?
If you said words like:
creepy
uneasy
decay
abandonment
plantations
evil
The South
history
dead people
Halloween
horror movies
weird
sadness
Then you are all pretty much right.
These images are all related to
Southern Gothic Literature
So, what will we see while reading Southern Gothic Literature?
The stories often focus on grotesque themes. While it may include supernatural elements, it mainly focuses on damaged, even delusional, characters.
Grotesque
: comically or repulsively ugly or distorted
Settings in Southern Gothic
Mood
Why so serious?
Characters
Stereotype
How Southern Lit sees it
Good Versus Evil
broken
decaying
old
Often Symbolic of a "time gone by"
plantations
graveyards
and
places like
places that are
dark and dreary
uneasy
creeped out in the best possible way
the author wants us to
see the hypocrisy of the south
Southern Gothic literature takes stereotypes and throws them on their head!
Characters are often shown as "bad" and corrupt.
Sweet Southern
Belles
are presented as crafty and greedy
chivalrous gentlemen
are presented as
sneaky and perverse
righteous preachers
are presented as manipulative and evil
hypocrisy
: the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense.
Orderly and sensible society is gone
world exposed as corrupt
dark and hidden side of things: cruelty, lust and perversion
Also, the fear of institutions such as marriage, education, and religion. These things are seen as the end of a life and not the beginning.
Full transcript