After the first few chapters, Dracula rarely appears in the actual narrative to create a sense of mystique. Mina describes the eerie feeling in the air as Dracula is on his way to England. “Dark figures are on the beach here and there, sometimes half shrouded in the mist, and seem ‘men walking like trees’”. (Mina Murry’s journal 89) The first chapter’s creates a foundation for Dracula- it shows him being a cunning, ruthless
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. This displayed the fears harboured by Victorian Britain concerning urban crime and local dangers. It is in American gothic fiction that the ‘Haunted House’ became a common setting. Dale Bailey writes on Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher; ‘The tale of the Haunted House, while rooted in the European Gothic tradition, has developed a distinctly American resonance; since Poe first described the House of Usher in 1839, the motif of the Haunted House has assumed an enduring role in the American tradition’ this theory is supported when, in Stephen King’s The Shining, Danny notices the similarities between The Overlook Hotel and the Castle owned
There are two different settings in The Madman’s Daughter; one is the eerie College of Medical Research, with its operating theater and storage spaces where they kept the things of nightmares (page 2). A good gothic thriller has a setting of mystery and gloom as does the eerie College of Medical Research. The other would be the Island that Juliet went to reconnect with her father. The other technique would be characters. The main character, Juliet at first is strong in the beginning.
GOTHIC, EXOTIC AND ISOLATED SETTINGS by SEHAR ADNAN. ANALYSIS OF "NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR" EXPLANATION The shots sequence selected for [the] analysis has been taken from F.W. Murnau’s movie, ‘Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror’, released in 1922. The scene is [the] Act 2 in the black and white(low-contrast) film. It shows Hutter’s experiences with Count Orlock in his Castle, while effectively revealing the gothic conventions of the exotic or isolated settings.
Chapter Four Write a detailed, analytical response to this chapter. Shelley utilises a lot of description and imagery throughout this section of the novel. For example, she opens the chapter illustrating a “dreary night of November”. Her use here of pathetic fallacy immediately sets the tone as bleak and dull. She continues, using phrases such as “the rain pattered dismally against the pane”, to create a subdued and hopeless atmosphere.
Comparison of Frankenstein and Blade Runner While Blade Runner is a collaborative work of the twentieth century using technological mediums, Frankenstein is a more traditional novel written as part of a competition to see who could create the most Gothic (horror) story using language. The two are separated by two hundred years and yet share many of the same concerns. BLADE RUNNER | FRANKENSTEIN | Blade Runner1 is a Ridley Scott adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?As a dystopia (dark future) it uses the glazed cinematic techniques of film noir that tends to distance us from the characters and actions. More @ Cinematic Techniques: | This is a Gothic Novel. Mary claims the inspiration for her story came from a vision she had during a dream.
The uses of excessive description and hyperbole in Catherine’s language (especially during chapters 23, 24 and 25) can show in some ways that Northanger Abbey is very much celebratory of the gothic genre. Catherine’s strange change of tone occurs from chapter 23, whereby she is given a grand tour of the Abbey and becomes fascinated and engrossed with the General, extrapolating that he may have something direct to do with his wife’s death. It’s interesting to note the shift in descriptive dialogue in this chapter, akin to gothic novels such as “The Castle of Otranto” for its fanciful and shadowy narration of the castle and of the other protagonists and their actions. She describes the general as having “solitary rambles” which, at least to Catherine, “did not speak a mind at ease, or a conscience void of reproach”, seemingly using fanciful descriptions to infer something which simply isn’t there; “void of reproach” sounds very menacing and malevolent, something Austen has done deliberately to highlight the melodrama a gothic tale and description can cause. Catherine furthers her claim of the general,
Matre1 Matt matre Lit form Mr. Hoerner 2-16-10 Bram’s Symbolic scenes In the book Dracula by Bram stoker, Many themes in the story represent a deep meaning, these themes usually reveal a major theme in the book, Bram uses many symbolic scenes that express deeper meanings, express an idea and clarify deeper meaning. One scene from the book Dracula by Bram stoker where symbolisms are used is when Lucy is sleepwalking in the night. When the ship crashes onshore and Dracula gets off. Lucy walks up to the seat that really is a grave, which is her favorite seat. Then Dracula finds her and bites her whereby he starts to drain her blood.
It is clear that this novel contains most of the elements that constitute the genre, for example, an eerie atmosphere full of mystery and suspense, and a character feeling high or overwrought emotions. This concludes the novel into a sub-genre of the Gothic, a ghost story. The Gothic has been active since the eighteenth century; the genre was especially popular within the years of The French Revolution and The Great Terror, which fell between 1789 and the 1790’s. The Gothic can also be traced back to the original Goths, who were believed to have been around in the last days of the Roman Empire. However, there is no substantial proof as the Goths left almost no written records, and were mostly unheard of until the ‘first Gothic revival’ in the late eighteenth century.
How does Bronte make effective use of gothic elements in the first 3 chapters of Wuthering Heights? In the first chapter of Wuthering Heights the reader is immediately drawn in by the gothic tone in Bronte’s language, she effectively uses vocabulary to captivate the reader into the characters sequestered lives. The strange ‘solitary’ man who receives Mr. Lockwood does so in a discourteous manor. However his curious, almost gentleman-like exterior may appear, Mr. Lockwood encounters a particularly gothic character with ‘black eyes’ displaying his possible danger. Bronte uses ‘desolation’ to highlight Heathcliff’s emptiness, therefore enticing the reader to discover why Heathcliff is so hollow.