Gothic Horror Story Writing
Order Code: tv404
Question Task Id: 0
Write your own Gothic Horror story drawing on elements of ‘Jane Eyre’ and/or ‘TheInnocents’.
In drafting your story you should consider the following:
- Style of narration: flashback? Foreshadowing?
- Use of written letters or diary
- Dramatic language
- Development of suspense in your writing
- Gothic themes and characters: madness, conflict between good and evil,innocence, deception and corruption, heightened emotions, Gothic hero and heroine, dramatic endings
Length: about 700 words
In addition to writing your story you will write a short reflection where you review the writing process and explain the choices you made, the particular
Gothic elements in your writing, which parts of the text/s inspired your piece,and where you have subverted the Gothic form to give it your own ‘take’.