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    Gothic fiction or Gothicism is a genre or a type of literature and films that is literally a combination of horrors and fictions and even romance at times it also includes death and supernaturalism. It was known to be introduced by a famous Victorian writer Horace Walpole during the 17th century with his famous and well known book The Castle of Otranto also known as the Gothic Story. When he used the word gothic it literally meant something like ‘barbarous’, as well as ‘deriving from the Middle Ages’. Walpole provided that the story itself was an old relic, providing a preface in which the translator claims to have been discovered the tale, published in Italian in 1529. The story of warpole, ‘founded on truth’, was written in the late three…

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    Gothic Fiction: Finding The Sublime Gothic Fiction novels are normally very gloomy and depressing. Novels of the Gothic Fiction genre usually take place in a towering castle with a very ominous vibe. Most people that are interested in the Gothic Fiction genre tells that Gothic Fiction is very gloomy and depressing, but Gothic Fiction authors are actually quite romantic. Gothic Fiction represents sadness and depression but it also can have a soft side to it as well. Readers of Gothic…

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    Throughout time, different genres of books have risen and fallen and all authors strive to write something that can transcend the boundaries of time. Despite the time period in which books may have been written in, some of the best are preserved and cherished many years after they were published. Charlotte Bronte manages to seamlessly appeal to the tastes of the readers in her era as well as the ones for future generations despite the gothic fiction genre becoming less frequent in recent books.…

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    Gothic fiction in television has taken the world by storm. Everyday there is something that relates to the gothic side of society. Television shows have such a great impact on society that anywhere a person looks, there is always someone talking about things that happen on television that they almost cannot avoid hearing about it. Any television show is going to have an impact on people in general, but some have a greater affect than others. Eric Kripke, the master mind behind the hit television…

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    Within Manuel Aguirre’s “Gothic Fiction and Folk-Narrative Structure: The Case of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.” and A. A. Markley’s “Mary Shelley's ‘New Gothic’: Character Doubling and Social Critique in the Short Fiction.” we see the reevaluation of the presence of the gothic in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Gothic as both a genre and a form of literary narration and Shelley’s usage and possible manipulation of is pondered over in both article. Manuel Aguirre argues that Shelley’s Frankenstein…

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    modern critics attribute female gothic to the subject matter of the novel than the gender of the author, it is not possible to separate the author writing from the influence of the social , and cultural position which is determined by gender ,so ,it is women who can express their problems more explicitly than men . Moreover, Robert Hume divides the gothic genre into ‘horror gothic’ exemplified by Radcliffe’s novel, and ‘terror gothic’ exemplified by the Mathew Lewis’s gothics. Though, Hume…

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    evil patriarchal figure. The nightmarish, fearful atmosphere of the Gothic world grants the opportunity for female authors to illustrate the female protagonist conflict with the values of society.94 As other genres, there is a very palpable relationship between the Female Gothic novel of the late eighteenth, early nineteenth and modern gothics and the social conditions of women at these three centuries. Gothic Female authors reflect through gothic genre the role of women in their…

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    Radcliffe firmly set the Gothic in one of the ways it would go ever after: a novel in which the central figure is young woman who is simultaneously persecuted victim and courageous heroine. But what are we to make the next major turning of the Gothic tradition that a women brought about a generation later? Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, in 1818, made over the Gothic novel into what today we call science fiction. Frankenstein brought a new sophistication to literary terror, and it did so without a…

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    The term, Gothic literature, was a movement in the 18th century that focused on ruin, terror, horror, death, and the darkness of human nature. This writing also combines elements of the supernatural and events that can’t be explained in the natural world. Gothic writing originated with British writers using science, religion, and industry combined with the question of the unknown by using the symbolism of a darker world in caves, castles, nightmares, and fear. With the movement to the new…

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    Gothic literature brings to life the darker side of tragedies by creating an atmosphere of horror and suspense as well as embodying supernatural affairs to the plot. Gothic fiction also considers the motif of the inevitability of fate. Horace Walpole surfaced this style of fiction in the mid 1700s with the novel, The Castle of Otranto. His story concerns all the elements that constitute Gothic literature. The term originated as an expression criticizing the art and architecture of the time,…

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