Gothic Literature

By Colton Slayden

Nighttime Action

Seeks to discover secrets in a supernatural, mysterious environment. Atmosphere of suspense.
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Curses & Supernatural Events

Ghosts, doors that open by themselves, etc. Women who are frightened or confused, wandering around and/or suffering and dying from inexplicable illnesses.
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Psychology

Intense emotions, terror, insanity, a sense of impending doom, obsessive love.
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Damsel in Distress

Most Gothic story have a young, often beautiful, maiden who is rescued or dies.
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Remote Location

Large old houses, usually family estates. Something scary, like explainable events, deaths , or legends that happened at the house in the past, or happens throughout the story.
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Gothic Literature

Gothic fiction, which is largely known by the subgenre of Gothic horror, is a genre or mode of literature that combines fiction, horror, death and Romanticism