The Mysteries of Udolpho

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    discovers that one of Matthew’s colleagues, Andrew Evans, may have the silent film Mysteries of Udolpho in his possession. She goes to the basement of Andrew Evan’s apartment building and snoops around his storage space. She bends down to look inside the slit between the door and the ground. She smelt almonds, which is what nitrate smells like. That is how she knew that Andrew is keeping high flammable films in his storage space. Ceinwen wanted to confront Andrew Evans and ask him directly whether he had Mysteries of Udolpho or not. Matthew told her to be rational and think this through. He suggests that they write a letter to the manager and inform them of the nitrate in the storage space that could potentially set the building on fire. All Ceinwen could do was wait until Matthew had news for her. Matthew secretly wrote to the fire department as well about Andrew’s nitrate because Andrew had tenure and Matthew knew the…

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    A Discussion of the Gothic tradition in the novels “Northanger Abbey” by Jane Austen and “The mysteries of Udolpho” by Ann Radcliffe. The genre of Gothic fiction has been a strong writing tradition since its birth in 1764 with the publishing of Horace Walpole’s “The Castle of Otranto”. The genre is a mix of both romance and horror with its clearest distinctions being a love of foreign setting and gloomy old buildings, a strong hero, swooning heroine and the constant looming of a monster or…

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    in(Villasenor ¶ 3). Researchers trying to piece together her literary influences and symbols in her novels have read through the library’s catalog in order to see the books that would have been there during her lifetime. Not only was the library a haven for Austen, the rest of her family spent a majority of their time in that location as well(¶ 5). This shows that she was shown a love of literature from a young age since it was something her family enjoyed too. In letters she had written to…

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    The seventeenth-century Gothic novel is associated with the combination of the supernatural realm and Romanticism. Jane Austen’s novel, Northanger Abbey, is an attempt to critique the seventeenth-century Gothic novel by identifying Catherine’s sensibility through her over fascination and addiction to reading—such as Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho. Austen utilizes Catherine’s obsession with novels as a means to highlight how such fascination has caused Catherine to become naïve and…

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    relationship between Catherine and Heathcliff. Brontë suggests gothic complexity through transgressing normal the limits of love and life . 3.2.1. The Setting and Weather Wuthering Heights does contain some elements of the Gothic conventions; however, there are many deviations and innovations made by the writer. As it is previously mentioned in chapter one , early Gothic novels typically take the setting of a dark manor or a haunted castle , whereas the setting in Wuthering Heights is the…

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    "Character Studies for Les Miserables." Stuartfernie. Stuart Fernie, n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2015. Stuart Fernie is one of the most famous writers, that's why I choose his article from his own website. In this article Fernie talks about the main characters, he focuses on the way of how they act, think and gives background about each one of them. He mentions many examples, and I'm interested in Valjean character because he is the most famous character in this novel. Fernie focuses on…

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    The Almond Tree Analysis

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    In The Almond Tree by Michelle Corasanti, one main symbol is present throughout the book. This main symbol is the almond tree. The almond tree transitions from different representation as the characters and ideas evolve. A Palestinian family, known as Ichamd and his family, experienced the presence of the tree throughout their hardships. Within the book, the almond tree is a recurring symbol that represents hope, survival, and shelter. Foremost, the almond tree represents itself as hope. During…

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    Mary Shelley and Ann Radcliff, both write in the Gothic Romantic genre which give rise to the theme fear by their means of execution. The theme of fear presented in Mary Shelley’ story Frankenstein shows the readers the deep meanings behind human nature. The story of Frankenstein also projects the theme of fear to give rise to human emotions and attentions. Ann Radcliff, the author of The Mysteries of Udolpho uses the theme fear to project the elements of human psychology and to engage her…

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    Essay Response: Northanger Abbey The power of the Gothic genre lies in its ability to shock and terrify its audience Whilst the Gothic genre aims to evoke strong emotions from the reader such as fear, shock and terror, its power derives more from the lessons an audience learns than from the simple need to scare. Northanger Abbey differs from Austen’s other novels as it employs gothic elements in order to parody the genre. There is nothing shocking or terrifying in the novel, yet Austen still…

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    equally plausible theory as to what James’s intent was in writing this novel. Some believe that instead of a tale of malevolent apparitions, it is one of an unreliable sexually repressed young narrator. One of the first inklings the reader gets that the governess could be unreliable comes in the beginning of the novel when she informs the reader that she “had no drop again till the next day.” This leads the reader with the suspicion that the governess could possibly have bipolar disorder, or in…

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