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Title: Gothic/Supernatural Elements


1
Gothic/Supernatural Elements
  • What comes to mind when you think of the words
    GOTHIC
  • Or
  • SUPERNATURAL?

2
The Gothic Movement
  • The term gothick actually comes from a tribal
    name from 1 AD. The Gothicks were a rough and
    brutal tribe who swept through the Roman Empire
    long ago. They destroyed Roman towns in Europe.
    Because literary writers wanted to go back to
    more medieval poetry, they names their movement
    The Gothic Movement.

3
Characteristics of the Gothic Movement
4
Focus
  • Gothic stories always have a point behind them.
    Their principle aim is to evoke terror by using
    dark mystery and suspense. Violence never occurs
    simply for the sake of violence. Every extreme
    event is purposeful and used to reveal something
    about the plot.

5
Extreme Situations
  • These unreal, amazing scenarios are used to
    completely blow everything out of proportion.

6
Deeper Meaning
  • After catching the readers attention with exotic
    tales of monsters, criminals, violence, revenge
    and death, the author can bring a reader deeper
    into his work in order to see the true meaning
    behind the tales.

7
Class Structure
  • During this time in Europe, classes were very
    much set. You will find a head of the manor and
    servants in Gothic literature.

8
Elements of the Supernatural
  • This doesnt mean that each piece has vampires,
    werewolves and ghosts, but many contain black
    mysterious birds, shreds of white disappearing
    down a hall, thunderstorms or bumps in the night.

9
Death and Darkness
  • Gothic writers often focus on and talk about
    death and darkness - blackness, hidden passages,
    sliding panels, creaking doors, dark castles,
    dungeons, mysterious disappearances.

10
Innocent Heroine
  • Often a fair maiden will suffer due to a villain.
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