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Gothic Literature Essays and Research Papers

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“The Adventure of The Speckled Band” By Doyle is a Classic Gothic Tale With a Twist

The traditional Gothic tropes, such as an abbey, castle, or other ruined estate, groans or shrieks, a male protagonist and an evil male antagonist, a female heroine, murderers or assassins, skeletons or skulls and other signs of death, ghosts or the suggestion of ghosts, and a murder in the dark, are all used in Doyle’s…

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The Embodiment of Tragedy in Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights “Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living” (Bronte, 163)! In this quote, Heathcliffs pain from Catherines death is obvious. Wuthering Heights is a Victorian novel regarding the lives of the Earnshaws and Lintons. Through three generations, they all experience wave after wave of tragedy all originating with Heathcliffs…


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Romanticism in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Mary Shelley was one of the primary creators of the Romantic Era with her Gothic writing. For example, with Frankenstein as well as her numerous short stories. Shelley is one of the leading thrusts that drove the Romantic Era and Gothic Literature in general along. The Gothic novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley shows splendidly what…

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Chapter Summary

The story begins with a description of Mr. Utterson, a lawyer in London. Mr. Utterson is a reserved, conservative man who does not reveal his true, vibrant personality. He tolerates the strangeness and faults of other. Early in his life, he watched as his brother fell to ruin, and it is noted that he is…

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