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    1. Gothic literature

    2. The History Traced to early folklore 17th century workslike Macbethserved as precursors to the 18th and 19th century Gothic novel and drama Edmund Burkes A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757) Gothic literature reflects the social and political climate of the time Characters like Demon Lover, Cannibal bridegroom, and Devil found their way onto 18th and 19th century pages. introduced the concept of increasing appreciation for the nature of experiences characterized by the "sublime" and "beautiful" by depicting and then engaging (vicariously) in experiences comprised of elements that are contrary in nature, such as terror, death, and evil. France: changes in govt; loss of religion; people looking to fantastical times of the Middle AgesCharacters like Demon Lover, Cannibal bridegroom, and Devil found their way onto 18th and 19th century pages. introduced the concept of increasing appreciation for the nature of experiences characterized by the "sublime" and "beautiful" by depicting and then engaging (vicariously) in experiences comprised of elements that are contrary in nature, such as terror, death, and evil. France: changes in govt; loss of religion; people looking to fantastical times of the Middle Ages

    3. Its called Gothic because gothic-style settingslike castles, mansions, and monasteriesserved well as backdrops for such dark literature.