Frankenstein- Foreshadowing Chapter 2

After reading the opening two chapters of Frankenstein, we have spotted many instances of foreshadowing about the fate of our narrator and protagonist. Students will explore how the fate of Victor Frankenstein is foreshadowed below,


Tone and Mood

The next stage of our exploration of The Tell-Tale Heart is centered around how tone and mood are developed in the narrative.   Tone (in fiction) is the attitude of the narrator or viewpoint character toward story

The Gothic Protagonist

Following the reading of The Tell-Tale Heart, we will now explore how the narrator of that story meets the criteria for the gothic protagonist. Below are a set of descriptors that we discussed and debated in class.  

The Tell Tale Heart- Edgar Allan Poe

To kick start our study of the genre “gothic fiction”, we will be exploring the short story, “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. First published in 1843, the narrative is relayed by an

Course Outline

You could argue that the fatal flaw of many characters in literature that meet a less than pleasant ending is that they are unable to check their curiosity. They cannot help but go down into the basement when they hear the creaking below. Gothic fiction embodies curiosity and its consequences. Originating in a time referred to as “The Age of Enlightenment”, when people began to realise science could offer an alternative explanation to religion, gothic fiction explores the boundary between moral obligations and the need to experience understanding.

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