Chapters 3, 4 and 5 Chapter 3 1. What does Catherine Earnshaw’s diary add to the narrative? Catherine Earnshaw’s diary adds to the narrative a complex, interlocking structure of this text. Catherine’s diary s described by Lockwood as a commentary, written in the margins of Branderham’s sermon. The diary allows for Wuthering Heights to be read as a parable, in that it is Lockwood’s narration of a story which is adjacent to the mysterious events which he is trying to understand.
She uses real facts and historical facts as well, but she mainly explores family tension through character’s attitude. Tambu’s relations with other characters are very vivid, through the book, she does not keep the same opinion about somebody and always changes. Dangarembga builds family tension from the opening of the book “I was not sorry when my brother died” the first sentence already prepares the reader for the rest of the novel by showing it will talk about family issues. Dangarembga makes Tambu the narrator, that way, her feelings are more explored and gives a bigger importance to family tensions by making the reader live in the middle of this story. For example we feel Tambu’s desire to go to school and when she finds out that Nahmo has been selling her beans, even though she is aggressing him we are really on her side.
Language is a key element of The Lady of The House of Love which lends itself to the gothic genre. Through the endless connotations of light and dark, and the use of symbolism, Carter shapes a gothic short story by utilising key gothic conventions portrayed by the complex use of language. One way Carter uses language to not only reveal character but elicit gothic convention is through the description of the Countess; presented to us wearing "an antique bridal gown" trapped in a "chateau." The idea the Countess is wearing a bridal gown reiterates Miss. Havisham in Great Expectations; where the readers are introduced to a woman trapped in time, and unable to let go.
The heartbreak from Susie’s tragic murder takes a massive toll on the Salmon family and tears them apart. It brings out underlying issue between them and causes them to avoid each other in fear of breaking down. In Jack and Abigail’s case it also puts a huge strain on their relationship. 1. Shock and Denial The reality of Susie’s death hasn’t yet registered in the character’s minds.
The language techniques that Shelley uses in the novel represent the genre of the gothic and also portray the fears and concerns about the era in which it was written. The aspects that can be taken into consideration when analysing the novel is the influence of Shelley’s personal life on the novel, the attitudes of people and family in the era and the character of Frankenstein. Chapter 4 starts immediately with a main feature of the gothic. Pathetic fallacy is a technique that Shelley uses well throughout this chapter as it creates an atmosphere and the reader can emphasise the setting. ‘It was a dreary night of November.’ Where Shelley describes it as a dreary night the reader gains an understanding of the setting of the scene and it is always in the back of the mind.
Mary Alice was also very unhappy when Grandma told her about buttering Bootsie’s paws. Mary Alice did not like that Bootsie became an independent cat because that meant the part of her company had left her and no longer yearned for her attention. Grandma wasn’t too fond of Halloween. That year, when Mary Alice was visiting, the word got around that a group of boys had been trashing people’s port-a-pottys. Grandma planned a steak out and they waited until the boys came around.
They feared the devil and encouraged prying into the lives of their neighbours. It was this that resulted in the girls “crying out” to implicate members of the community. When Procter is first introduced, he is described as a man who has “a sharp and biting way with hypocrites.” He is also described as “not easily led.” This foreshadows the conflict that will arise between Procter and the authorities in the community. Procter is “respected and even feared in Salem.” When Procter goes to get information about Betty’s ill health he is drawn in to conversation with Parris. It is clear he despises him and askes, “I may speak my heart I think.” Procter is critical of Parris and for this reason he stays away from the church as well as fails to have one of his sons baptized.
‘Some Houses are born Bad’ (Shirley Jackson, The Haunting). Discuss the Representation of the House or ‘Home’ in a Range of Writers Studied on the Course Throughout the history of both European and American gothic fiction, the setting has played an important role in ensuring the correct atmosphere is achieved; ‘that atmosphere of gloom and decay which adheres to the crumbling abbey and ruined castle in the gothic novel. In few other genres does the setting play such a significant role’ During the ascendancy of European Gothic, novels were typically set in remote structures such as Manfred’s castle in The Castle of Otranto, and, in The Monk the Castle Lindenberg and the Abbey. These settings were inspired by a fear of what lies beyond the borders of civilisation , remote catholic countries generally provided the location for these settings. By the gothic revival of 1850-1880, with the exception of Castle Dracula, the setting had moved from grand, mysterious structures of foreign lands to the urban dwellings and labyrinthine streets of Victorian cities such as Edinburgh and London, the setting for Hogg’s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner and Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde respectively.
Poe adds to this idea by presenting the house with life-like attributes through the use of personification. E.g. “Upon the vacant eye-like windows”. This established the gothic element of a tyrannical character, for which the house plays, as it sets the contexts for
Anne was sick and tired of beans. Anne's family was joined by Mr. and Mrs. Van Daans and their son Peter in the hiding. In the later life of Anne, she fell in love with Peter whom she thought was boring at the very beginning. Anne was always scared that she and her family would be caught and be shot. Therefore, they had