What is the Gothic Fiction? What is the differance between Gothic Fiction and Realist Fiction?
The enotes Study Guide on Gothic fiction says the following:
Gothic literature, a movement that focused on ruin, decay, death, terror, and chaos, and privileged irrationality and passion over rationality and reason, grew in response to the historical, sociological, psychological, and political contexts of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Gothic literature is, one could say, a form of Romanticism. Certainly, without Romanticism, Gothic fiction wouldn't have flourished and become popular when it did. Examples of Gothic fiction include Mary Shelley's Frankenstein from England, The Phantom of the Opera from France, and...
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