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To be successful…. Have a copy of the Wuthering Heights Chapter 3 in front of you. Gothic Ghosts. We are learning Describe how ghosts feature in a text. Explain how authors use ghosts to explore themes and ideas (AO3)

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Gothic ghosts

To be successful…

Have a copy of the Wuthering Heights Chapter 3 in front of you

Gothic Ghosts


Gothic ghosts

We are learning

Describe how ghosts feature in a text.

Explain how authors use ghosts to explore themes and ideas (AO3)

Explain how Gothic context helps us to interpret ghosts in greater depth (AO4)


Gothic ghosts

List as many features of a ghost that you can.

Why do people see ghosts?

What are the differences between ghosts and:

  • Zombies

  • Vampires

  • Werewolves

    What are the rational explanations for a ghost?

    What might Freud say about ghosts?


Gothic ghosts

Anne Radcliffe

Mary Shelley On Ghosts

Charles Dickens

JH Riddell

MR James

Find an example of a ghost in 18th or 19th Century Literature.

…and one from popular culture.


Gothic ghosts

Explain how authors use ghosts to explore themes and ideas (AO3)

‘fun of the shudder’ (Edith Wharton)

Primitive

Punitive

Impulses

Sadistic


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AO3 Ghosts

Female Gothic

Imagination and emotional excess

Ghosts often turn out to be fakes – used to dupe heroines.

AO4 Victorian Women increasingly involved in spiritualist movements.


Gothic ghosts

In what ways is the Cathy’s Ghost episode an example of ‘Female Gothic’?

In what ways is Lockwood feminized in this extract?

  • For Cathy?

  • For Heathcliff?

  • For Lockwood?

  • For Wuthering Heights?

Is your ghost a gothic ghost?

How feminine is Heathcliff in this extract?

Explain …

  • AO4For Victorian Readers?

What trauma do they explore?

What is the ‘trauma’ that is being explored through Cathy’s ghost?

How does Cathy compare to your Ghost?


Gothic ghosts

Want to develop your understanding further?


Gothic ghosts

What is the poem about?


Gothic ghosts

To be successful…

How does the author use language, structure and form in the poem?

Have a copy of the poem in front of you

‘Belfast Confetti’

Ciaran Carson


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How does the author use languageand imagery in the poem?


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-confused

‘kept stuttering’

-trapped

‘why can’t I escape’

-personal (1st person)

How could we describe the voice?

The speaker could be:

-an innocent resident

-a victim of ‘the explosion’

-a police suspect

-on their own or in a group

-perhaps even a terrorist themselves

Who do you think they are?


Gothic ghosts

How does the author use structure and form in the poem?


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“And /

the explosion/

itself”

What is /

My Name?”

Carson structures his poem using enjambment

This reinforces the feeling that the speaker’s thoughts are breaking up. The frequent line breaks enact the ‘stuttering’ of the speaker’s voice.


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