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Gothic par Mind Map: Gothic

1. The Bloody Chamber

2. Superstition. An Ode

2.1. Sublime

2.2. conflict superstition/nature

2.3. female gothic

2.4. association of 'demon' with royalty => idea of decaying opulence

2.5. Terror => death, revenge, desolation

3. Alone

3.1. childhood that made speaker gloomy

3.2. gloomy and dark reflection on his life => lyrical poem

3.3. 'demon in my view'

3.4. isolation

3.5. failure to appreciate nature's beauty

4. La Belle Dame Sans Merci

4.1. Femme fatale => deceptive and seductive

4.2. gloomy dream-like picture

4.3. pathetic fallacy => weather reflects mood of narrative

4.4. Enchantment/magic, nature, suffering, loss, tragic heroe

4.5. cyclical structure => never ending = entrapment

5. Mariana

5.1. gloomy atmosphere

5.2. extended visual depiction of melancholy isolation

5.3. ballade

6. Porphyria's Lover

7. One Need Not Be A Chamber To Be Haunted

8. Th Snow Child

8.1. Themes

8.1.1. jealousy

8.1.2. men power and desire

8.1.3. horror

8.2. Setting

8.2.1. 'Fresh snow fell on snow already fallen; when it ceased, the whole world was white' => disorientation

8.3. The Count

8.3.1. 'I wish I had a girl red as blood' => ambiguous (mistress/paternity?)

8.3.2. 'Raven's feather' => death

8.4. The Countess

8.4.1. 'pelts of black foxes' => uncanny

8.4.2. Close to evil stepmother figure

8.4.3. Active but suffering

8.4.4. despises her husband 'he was soon finished'

8.5. The girl

8.5.1. passive vitcim => damsel in distress

8.5.2. stark naked

8.5.3. white skin, red mouth, black hair

8.6. Symbol of the rose

8.6.1. femme fatale

8.6.2. love of the Count

8.6.3. ambiguous ending

8.7. Gothic tropes

8.7.1. black and white imagery

8.7.2. desire, death, destruction & power

8.7.3. representation of gender roles

9. The Erl-King

9.1. Key ideas

9.1.1. male gaze

9.1.2. liminality

9.1.3. spatial horror (disorientation)

10. Gothic characters

10.1. corrupt aristocrat

10.1.1. Marquis

10.1.1.1. 'He was rich as Croesus'

10.1.2. The Count

10.1.3. Signor Pantleone

10.1.4. the father in Mr Lyon

10.2. damsel in distress

10.2.1. the bride

10.2.1.1. ?

10.2.2. Lucy

10.2.2.1. ?

10.2.3. Marianna

10.2.3.1. 'I am aweary, aweary, / I would that I were dead!'

10.2.4. The Snow Child

10.2.5. birds in the Erl-King

10.3. ghosts

10.3.1. La Belle Dame Sans Merci

10.3.1.1. 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci / Hath thee in thrall!'

10.4. supernatural beings

10.4.1. the Erl-King

10.4.2. Puss In Boots

10.4.3. Mr Lyon

10.4.4. The Beast

10.4.5. Demon

10.4.5.1. 'The demon Superstition Nature shocks, / And waves her Sceptre o'er the world below'

10.5. vampire

10.5.1. Dracula

10.5.2. The Lady of the House of Love

10.6. femme fatale

10.6.1. La Belle Dame Sans Merci

10.6.1.1. 'I met a lady in the meads, / Fulle beautiful - a faery's child'

10.6.2. Porphyria

10.6.2.1. 'And made her smooth white shoulder bare, / And all her yellow hair displaced'

10.6.3. The Lady of the House of Love

10.6.4. The Countess

10.6.5. vampires

10.7. mad/disturbed people

10.7.1. Marianna

10.7.1.1. Repetition of 'I am aweary, aweary, / I would that I were dead!'

10.7.2. poetic voice in Alone

10.7.2.1. 'in the dawn / Of a most stormy life'

10.7.3. Porphyria's Lover

10.7.3.1. 'I listened with heart fit to break'

10.7.4. Dickinson persona

10.7.4.1. 'Than its interiror Confronting - / That Cooler Host-

10.7.5. Renfield

10.8. strong women

10.8.1. mother of the Bride

10.8.2. Tabi

10.8.3. Girl in the Erl-King

10.8.4. Mina Harker

10.9. young naive male hero

10.9.1. Jonathan Harker

10.9.2. The Piano Tuner

10.9.3. The Knight

10.9.3.1. 'I made a garland for her head, / And bracelets too'

10.9.4. Quincey Morris

11. Settings

11.1. forests

11.1.1. Snow Child

11.1.1.1. white

11.1.1.1.1. pool of blood

11.1.2. Erl King

11.1.3. Dracula

11.1.4. Company of the Wolves

11.2. castles

11.2.1. Supersition

11.2.2. Dracula

11.2.3. Marquis

11.2.4. Lady of The House of Love

11.3. cottage

11.3.1. Porppyria's Lover

11.3.2. Marianna

11.3.3. Erl King

11.4. liminal spaces

11.4.1. Erl King

11.4.2. Dracula

11.4.2.1. loss of bearing : day/night?

11.4.2.1.1. e.g. Marianna

11.4.3. Marquis

11.4.3.1. between water and land

11.4.3.1.1. 'amniotic'

11.4.3.2. Bloody chamber

11.4.3.3. Bedroom

11.4.3.4. library

11.4.4. Dickinson

11.4.4.1. running in forest

11.4.4.1.1. real?

11.4.5. bathroom

11.4.5.1. Mr Lyon

11.4.5.2. Bloody Chamber

11.5. mind

11.5.1. Dickinson

11.5.2. Alone

11.6. maze

11.6.1. Castle of Dracula

11.6.2. Dickinson

11.7. Transportation

11.7.1. train

11.7.1.1. Bloody Chamber

11.7.1.2. Dracula

11.7.2. Demeter in Dracula

11.7.3. carriage in Dracula

11.8. nature

11.8.1. meadow

11.8.1.1. LBDSM

11.8.2. garden in Mr Lyon

11.8.3. Moutains

11.8.3.1. Sublime in Superstition

11.8.3.1.1. 'Amid Alverna's high steeps'

11.8.3.2. Carpathians

11.8.3.3. Alone

11.9. city

11.9.1. London

11.9.1.1. Mr Lyon

11.9.1.2. Dracula

11.9.2. Whitby

11.9.2.1. ruined abbey

11.9.3. Italy

11.9.3.1. Bergam in Puss In Boots

11.9.3.2. Milan in Tiger's Bride