“It is one thing to mortify curiosity, another to conquer it. “Many authors use the idea of pushing our boundaries to an extreme and Robert Louis Davidson is no exception in his novel ‘The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Many people search for secrets to our soul and Dr Jekyll. He will […]

“I turned and put the knife’s point deep into her heart! She fell to the floor and died without a sound.” The black cat is a gothic short story written by Edgar Allan Poe. This short story is about a seemingly normal man who starts getting addicted to alcohol. The side effects of this start […]

Novel: Silence of the lambs, he’s an antagonist  “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti” This quote comes from the twisted gothic novel ‘Silence of the lambs’. In this novel, an FBI agent named Clarice is sent to investigate the file of Buffalo Bill who is a serial killer. She […]

Topic: We should have limits on scientific exploration. We are falling into the darkness without knowing what lies beneath. Scientific exploration is a widely debated subject. Should we have limits? Shouldn’t we have limits? How much is too far? Scientific exploration is about exploring our unknown, pushing the boundaries or our knowledge whilst stretching our […]

“One man’s life or death were but a small price to pay for the acquirement of the knowledge which I sought…” “I was capable of a more intense application and was more deeply smitten with the thirst for knowledge.” “How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with […]

To what extend do I think Shelley achieved this original goal? I busied myself to think of a story… One which would speak to the Mysterious fears of our nature and awaken thrilling horror I think Shelley has achieved this original goal quite well. She has chosen many ideas about the mysterious fears of our […]

The moral obligation of being human The moral obligation of being human = right and wrong, ethics we should follow/obey moral – a set of personal and collective beliefs Victor ignores his morals to create the creature Dead should be respected Religion Social exclusion if you act in a way that is perceived to be […]

Tim Burton has a very defined style as a director. Analyse how he uses visual and/or verbal features across at least two of his texts to fulfil the common conventions of gothic fiction. Tim Burton is an American film director who specialises in the genre of gothic fiction. He has made many movies that follow […]

Movie: Edward Scissorhands “People are afraid of me because I am different”. Many directors use different aspects of gothic fiction to create a sense of being uneasy and Tim Burton is no exception. Edward Scissorhands was published in 1990 and is a Drama/Fantasy movie with many aspects of a gothic movie. This movie is about […]

EXPLAIN THE QUOTES MORE AND WEAVE MARY SHELLEY’S INTENTIONS THROUGHOUT THE WRITING. Develop a response to the following statement: Philosophers of the 18th Century looked for new ways to understand the acquisition of knowledge and human behaviour . Understanding their theories allows us an insight into Mary Shelley’s intentions in her gothic novel, Frankenstein. The […]