Section B plans- English Literature AQA A2

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“Gothic protagonists are victims of no-one but themselves.
Consider the ways in which writers present gothic protagonists in the light of this comment. 

Victor- victim of self

  • Created the creature- what causes all of his destruction
  • wanted to pursue knowledge- became excessive
  • Abandons the creature after creating him 
  • "i beheld the wretch- the miserable monster whom i had created"
  • "I had worked for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life in to an inaminate body"
  • "The beauty of the dream vanished and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart"

Victor- Victim of others

  • Victim of creature- he kills all the fam & friends
  • "i will glut the more of death, until it be satiated with the blood of your remaining friends"

Victim of pursuit of knowledge/transgressing boundaries

  • by pursuing education and going to university to study science, he pushed himself further by creating the creature, which in turn created more turmoil.
  • "thus ended a day memorable to me; it decided my future destiny" (after meeting prof)
  • "chemistry...became nearly my sole occupation"
  • "discovery soon gave place to delight and rapture"

The Bloody Chamber- Girl a Victim of


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