I am writing for Blog 2 beacuse i never had the chance to because i was late
- George Haggerty, in his essay titled “Queer Gothic,” makes an attempt to demonstrate how conventional, heteronormative conceptions about human connection are continually challenged in gothic fiction. He contends that gothic fiction frequently disproves conventional assumptions about the ways in which men and women should relate to one another.
- When Isabella is held captive in the dungeon, for example, several of the characteristics that Haggerty outlined are brought to life in this section. This line gives the reader a feeling of sexual claustrophobia and suffocation. Isabella is a helpless victim who is being imprisoned against her will at a place that is gloomy and remote. This produces a sense of dread and doom in the audience.
- According to Haggerty, the architectural characteristics of a castle might be seen to reflect both political and sexual imprisonment. The castle is a representation of power and authority due to its location. It is possible to see this as a metaphor for the ways in which individuals are imprisoned either by their social standing or by the political system. The ways in which people become ensnared by their own desires is another metaphor that can be used to the castle. The castle is known to be a site of murky mysteries and concealed yearnings.
- The television show “American Horror Story” and the film “The Others” are two examples of modern works of fiction and forms of media that create the affects of gothic fiction. The employment of gothic fiction conventions in these examples contributes to the eerie and tense atmosphere that is intended.
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