Features of gothic

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  • Features of The Gothic
    • Symbolic use of light and dark
    • The supernatural
    • Shock, horror and revulsion
    • Psychologically effected characters
    • Grim and dark
    • The monster within
    • Isolated female in an unknown setting
    • Characters effected by their past
    • Physical settings and visual elements are recognisable
    • Plots may include journeys, pursuits and rescues
    • Tendency to enjoy the savage or the violent
    • The ordered world is often overturned or threatened
    • Conclude with the victory of the gothic forces that disturb human order.
    • An interest in the sublime
    • An interest in sensibility
    • Villainous aristocrats


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