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Conventions
Entrapment
Dreams
Supernatural
Pathetic Fallacy
Transgression
Mystery
Colour symbolism
Sense of dread
Dark Comedy/ comic relief
Ambiguity
Dark/interesting Setting
Duality
Vulnerable women
Transformation
Predatory women
Revenge
Dominating men
Murder
Sexual themes
Anti-hero
Instincts
Pursued protagonist
Desires
an outsider
The Sublime
Over reaching human limitations
Horror
Terror
Blood
The uncanny
Taboos
Otherness…read more

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Texts
· TheBloody Chamber - Angela
Carter (1979)
· Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
(1818)
· DrFaustus - Christopher
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The Bloody Chamber- Context
· Written in 1979
· Feminist writer
· Subverts the gothic conventions and generic female
roles in literature
· works within the traditional fairy tale structure
yet adds modern touches
· Controversially influenced by `Marquis de Sade' -
pornographic writing.…read more

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Dr Faustus- Context
· Written in 1604
· Based on German myth of `Faust'
· heavily religious society - protestant
· can be seen as a Morality play
· individual selling his or her soul to the devil for
knowledge is an old motif in Christian folklore
· New advances in science were overturning ancient
ideas about astronomy and physics
· Marlowe can be considered an atheist- mocks religion…read more

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Frankenstein- Context
· Written in 1818
· Scientific breakthrough - electricity
· Mary Shelley friends with Byron
· Written as ghost competition between her Byron and
Percy
· Romanticism was very popular
· Darwin's and his religious views, the industrial
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