Gothic quotes

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  • Created on: 06-01-16 23:19
"she was struck during a tempest of passion with a kind of fit" "half-dream" "the fear that seemed to him at times to be almost" "sick with wild terror of dying and" "I was no more myself" "he broke out in a great flame of anger" "you, of your own.."
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Arthur Symons
"a new and beautiful and interesting disease"
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Gothic critics
horror, "freezes and annihilates" the senses (Radcliff) "no area of the literature culture of the victorians was left untouched by this interplay of science and magic" (Luckhurst)
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The Past
"I reached years of reflection" "I resolved in my future conduct to redeem the past" "Tears came to his eyes as he remembered her childlike look" "It would kill the past and when that was dead he would be free" ""haunts us artists like and exquisite"
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"great swells of long grass undulating in waves to the breeze" "wading through heath and mud to Wuthering Heights"
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"The intense horror of nightmare came over me" "I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always" "what was that loathsome red dew..." "the cry was so horrible in its agony" "A nameless dread" "something at once spectral and human..."
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Critics supernatural
"no area of literature culture of the Victorians was left untouched by this interplay of science and magic"
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Gender WH
"Why canst thou not always be a good lass, Cathy?" "I am an angel" "Cathy you are quite a beauty! look a lady now" "young and fair features were almost as death-like" "his dark face rather sallower" "wild hatless little savage"
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Gender DG
"his finely-curved scarlet lips, his frank blue eyes, his crisp gold hair" "women are a decorative sex" "Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious: both are disappointed" "As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her"
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Gender JH
"with ape-like fury, he was trampling his victim under foot" "At the horror of these sights and sounds, the maid fainted" "the housemaid broke into hysterical whimpering"
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Duality JH
"I learned to recognise the thorough and primitive duality of man" "Even as good shone upon the countenance of the one, evil was written broadly and plainly on the face of the other"
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Duality DG
"Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul" "If only it were I who was to be always young and the picture that was to grow old" "Prince Charming" "the Devil's bargin"
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Duality WH
"I am Heathcliff!" "he's always, always in my mind" "beacon light of the Grange" "Light hair and fair skin" "Is Mr. Heathcliff a man?..."
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"Nowhere was there any trace of Henry Jekyll" "utter, moral turpitude" "She crouched on the floor like a wounded thing" "A cry of pain broke from the lad's lips" "Why is it that I cannot feel this tragedy as much as I want to?"
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Lynn Pykett
"Above all gothic is concerned with feeling" "the violent, barbarized household of Wuthering Heights"
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Death 2
"with a knife in his heart" "dug the knife into the great vein" "He was withered, wrinkled and loathsome of visage" "I cannot live without my life" "You said that I have killed you - haunt me, then!" "would you like to live with your soul in the grav
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