Gothic Conventions applied to: The Bloody Chamber
3 major themes in The Bloody Chamber:
- Social Taboos
How does Carter use these themes and what do they challenge?
- Inversions of gender & the exploration of reality through power
- Slowly challenges conceptions of the reader ~ are the original tales 'Socially & Politically' correct? Or do we prefer Carter's versions?
Gothic Conventions applied to: Wuthering Heights
3 major themes in Wuthering Heights:
How does Bronte use these themes and what do they challenge?
- Explores boundaries of love & power
- Concepts of masculinity and femininity ( socially) challenged ~ used to push concpets of power
- Property = Power
- Initially Cathy has wealth and power whilst Heathcliff has none ~ Power considered masculine
"It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff"
- The moors = freedom , power is equal and there are no social boundaries allows for their love
Gothic Conventions applied to: Macbeth
3 major themes in Macbeth:
How does Shakespeare use these themes and what do they challenge?
- Challenges ideas of who holds power
- Macbeth gains power through violence- leads to insanity- leads to greater power hunger
- Lady Macbeths manipulative role is a subversion of gender norms
- Supernatural acts as a warning- allows 'status quo' to be challenged