Elements Of Gothic Horror Literature

Gothic horror is a genre of literature that blends together features of classic horror and romance. For many, Goth horror begins and ends with Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” which was published in 1818. Elements of gothic horror that distinguish it from other forms of literature are: Commonly the setting is an ancient castle. Moreover; the story often involves an ancient prophecy that is somehow connected to the castle. The atmosphere of the settng is often shrouded in mystery. Supernatural and other unexplainable occurances are the order of the day. The characters within are often overcome with by sorrow, anger, or impending doom. Crying and panic are frequently part of the plot as are damsels in distress. More info: Gothic Horror

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