The Bloody Chamber - Gothic Settings

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  • The Bloody Chamber - Gothic Settings
    • Bedchamber
      • 'he stripped me'
        • Gothic Monster
        • Threatening
      • Bed with 'gargoyles carved onto the surfaces
        • Horror
      • 'a dozen husbands impaled a dozen brides'
        • Excess
        • Gothic Monster
        • Violence
      • 'so many mirrors'
        • Excess
        • Marquis is presented as fetishistic
    • The Library
      • 'The secrets of Pandora's Box'
        • Horror
        • Foreshadows her discovery of the enfer
      • The Rops: 'the girl with tears hanging on her cheeks' ; 'the man in a black mask'
        • Link sex and death for Marquis - sadist
        • Transgressive
        • Gothic Monster
    • The Castle
      • 'cut off by the tide for half a day'
        • Isolation
      • 'spiked gate'
        • Hostility
    • The Enfer
      • 'Absolute darkness. And about me, the instruments of mutilation'
        • Paragraph in its own right - turning point in the novel
        • Like Hell
        • Liminal - alikeness to hell AND/OR leaving innocence behind
        • Horror
        • Terror - dark
      • Horror
        • 'Iron Maiden'
        • 'sculpted face caught in rictus of pain'
        • 'I could see the blue imprints of his strangler's fingers'
        • 'forming pool of blood'
          • Countess hasn't been dead long - shows narrator is in danger

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