Gothic undercurrents movie

Gothic undercurrents movie




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Question 1

During gothic period, the writers used the artifacts to describe the fear, romantic elements, horror, death and gloom. The arts were related to sufferings, mystery as well as intrigue. The characteristic of this gothic period include hunted homes, madness, powerful love, decay and death. The writers in gothic film are focused on supernatural and other nightmarish elements in order to to challenge the perception of the audience (Punter, 2015). This is because the writer’s depicted international eras of Romanesque and used royannant styles which depicted harmonious masses.

Question 2

The manifest destiny was that the settlers would expand across North America. There was also a part of manifest destiny in justification and expression of genuine idea to American people as well as the institutions (Botting, & Townshend, 2004). Gothic movie transformed the thoughts of Americans. The way Americans approached Gothic cinemas changed because the film seeks to challenge their perception which are associated with vampires.

Question 3

Melville was a son of Allan and a great author in America. He exposed human fears about mature, whaling industry and God. God created the universe with infinite meaning whereby the man is always trying to determine and understand a specific meaning (Mandell, & Review, 2011). Malville also expresses the fears of human destiny, thoughts and commentary of the universe. Insignificance of a man are portrayed by the author by use of crew in the ocean.

Question 4

Emily Dickinson’s work is related to Gothic genre because she used conventions, haunting as well as uncanny. The poems she wrote had a coherent of gothic conventions. Emily Dickinson’s gothic poems used visible paintings maintaining immense range of possibilities.

Question 5

The three authors challenge the human perspective about the cinemas. The strong physiognomy in people is challenged by the gothic films. Societal and cultural fear is the main focus of the Melville, Dickinson and Hawthorne. Biological determination of character which brings racism in culture is challenged by the three authors (Punter, 2015). Oppression and depression clearly expressed through horror poems show how traditionally the women were mentally ill because of lack of freedom.


Botting, F., & Townshend, D. (2004). Gothic: Eighteenth-century Gothic : Radcliffe, reader, writer, romancer. Oxfordshire, England: Taylor & Francis.

Mandell, J., & Review, P. (2011). Cracking the Virginia SOL: EOC U.S. History. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Review.

Punter, D. (2015). A New Companion to The Gothic. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.