Devise a sustained plot in the; fantasy, Mythical or Gothic genre. Analyse the language and imagery techniques employed in a separate essay. So basically you are producing 2 essays.
Devise a sustained plot in the; fantasy, Mythical or Gothic genre
Devise a sustained plot in the; fantasy, Mythical or Gothic genre. Analyse the language and imagery techniques employed in a separate essay. So basically you are producing 2 essays. A story, and an evaluation of the story you have written. You can leave the story in a suspence so that means it should really have an ending. In the evaluation, you can use about HOW and WHY the you’ve written, the techniques used and language as well. The story (which is the Plot should be exactly 3000 words and the evaluation should be 500 words. In the evaluation you can add your inspiration, literary context, language or imagery employed, also discuss what you used specifically to maintain reader interest.
The origins of Gothic literature can be trace to various historical, cultural, and artistic precedents. Figures found in ancient folklore, such as the Demon Lover, the Cannibal Bridegroom, the Devil, and assorted demons, later populated the pages of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Gothic novels and dramas. In addition, many seventeenth- and eighteenth-century works are believe to have serve as precursors to the development of the Gothic tradition in Romantic literature.
These works include plays by William Shakespeare, such as Hamlet (c. 1600–01), and Macbeth (1606), which feature supernatural elements, demons, and apparitions, and Daniel Defoe‘s An Essay on the History and Reality of Apparitions (1727), which was written to support religion and discourage superstition by providing evidence of the existence of good spirits, angels, and other divine manifestations, and by ridiculing delusions and naive credulity.
However, while these elements were present in literature and folklore prior to the mid-eighteenth century, when the Gothic movement began, it was the political, social, and theological landscape of eighteenth-century Europe that served as an impetus for this movement. Edmund Burke‘s treatise A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757) introduced the concept of increasing appreciation for the nature of experiences characterized by the “sublime” and “beautiful” by depicting and then engaging (vicariously) in experiences comprised of elements that are contrary in nature, such as terror, death, and evil.