‘To what extent do you agree that obsession is a significant element in the gothic writing you have studied?’ FRANKENSTEIN AND WUTHERING HEIGHTS GOTHIC ESSAY

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`To what extent do you agree that obsession is a significant element in the gothic writing you have
studied?' (Frankenstein and Wuthering Heights)

Obsession can be seen as a common element of Gothic literature and may often be interpreted as
the driving force behind the sinister actions of many characters.…

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unbearable intensity of Cathy's passion, which sparks her decent into madness. This madness depicts
Cathy as uncivilized and unrestrained, a factor which also resonates within Heathcliff's demeanour.
Upon Cathy's death he is said to have `...howled, not like a man, but like a savage beast getting
goaded to death with…

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