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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Have a copy of the Wuthering Heights Chapter 3 in front of you
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)
Why do people see ghosts?
What are the differences between ghosts and:
What are the rational explanations for a ghost?
What might Freud say about ghosts?
Mary Shelley On Ghosts
Find an example of a ghost in 18th or 19th Century Literature.
…and one from popular culture.
‘fun of the shudder’ (Edith Wharton)
Imagination and emotional excess
Ghosts often turn out to be fakes – used to dupe heroines.
AO4 Victorian Women increasingly involved in spiritualist movements.
In what ways is the Cathy’s Ghost episode an example of ‘Female Gothic’?
In what ways is Lockwood feminized in this extract?
Is your ghost a gothic ghost?
How feminine is Heathcliff in this extract?
What trauma do they explore?
What is the ‘trauma’ that is being explored through Cathy’s ghost?
How does Cathy compare to your Ghost?
How does the author use language, structure and form in the poem?
Have a copy of the poem in front of you
‘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?
What is /
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.