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The American Gothic

The American Gothic

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The American Gothic

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  1. The American Gothic Romanticism

  2. American Gothic • Gothic Tropes • Setting • Dark • Threatening • Haunted • Decrepit

  3. American Gothic • Gothic Tropes • Characters • Hero versus Villain (good versus evil) • Obscure man becomes hero • Girl in trouble (damsel in distress) • Hero saves girl

  4. American Gothic • Gothic Tropes • Specter • Ugly • Scary • Supernatural or natural • Powerful • Seemingly unstoppable

  5. American Gothic • Gothic Tropes • Theme(s) • Reveals the secret sins and hidden desires of individuals and society • Reveals factors/situations that might cause the destabilization of society, or the breakdown of the status quo • Examples: Greed, lust, revenge