Gothic Fiction Byronic Hero


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When "Twilight" peaked and became a movie, this presentation put Bella and Edward's relationship in the context of literary history. It works with any look at romantic doom. The second half is a summary of "Wuthering Heights". Note that the first slide about "Watership Down" was only to suggest a reading; it has nothing to do with the rest of the slide show.

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Gothic Fiction Byronic Hero

  1. 1. Read: Watership Down<br />
  2. 2. He stalks victims.<br />Inside, he is a vicious wolf.<br />Comes into woman’s bedroom when asleep.<br />Preys on young virgin women.<br />Victims are often asleep.<br />Travels at night, often alone.<br />
  3. 3. Love vs. Lust<br />Sex vs. Rape<br />Love vs. Luv<br />Attention vs. Stalking<br />Emotion vs. Drama<br />
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  6. 6. Gothic FictionorGothic Horror<br />A combination of horror and romance<br />
  7. 7. Terror (both psychological and physical)<br />Mystery<br />The supernatural<br />Ghosts<br />haunted houses and Gothic architecture<br />Castles<br />Darkness<br />Death<br />Decay<br />Doubles<br />Madness<br />Secrets<br />hereditary curses.<br />
  8. 8. Tyrants<br />Villains<br />Bandits<br />Maniacs<br />Byronic heroes<br />Persecuted maidens<br />Femmes fatales<br />Madwomen<br />Magicians<br />Vampires<br />Werewolves<br />Monsters<br />Demons<br />Revenants<br />Ghosts<br />Perambulating skeletons<br />The Wandering Jew<br />The Devil himself.<br />
  9. 9. Byronic Hero<br />
  10. 10. George Gordon Byron,<br />a.k.a. Noel, 6th Baron Byron<br />a.k.a. Lord Byron<br />22 January 1788–19 April 1824<br />
  11. 11. She Walks in Beauty    <br />She walks in beauty, like the night    <br />Of cloudless climes and starry skies;  <br />And all that &apos;s best of dark and bright    <br />Meet in her aspect and her eyes:  <br />Thus mellow&apos;d to that tender light <br />Which heaven to gaudy day denies.  <br />One shade the more, one ray the less,    <br />Had half impair&apos;d the nameless grace  <br />Which waves in every raven tress,    <br />Or softly lightens o&apos;er her face; <br />Where thoughts serenely sweet express <br />How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.    <br />And on that cheek, and o&apos;er that brow,    <br />So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,  <br />The smiles that win, the tints that glow, <br />But tell of days in goodness spent,  <br />A mind at peace with all below,    <br />A heart whose love is innocent!<br />
  12. 12. Byronic Hero<br />The Byronic hero is an idealized but flawed character exemplified in the life and writings of Lord Byron.<br />Characterized by his ex-lover Lady Caroline Lamb as being &quot;mad, bad and dangerous to know&quot;.<br />
  13. 13. high level of intelligence and perception<br />Dr. Gregory House: House M.D.<br />
  14. 14. cunning and able to adapt<br />Mr. Kurtz: Heart of Darkness<br />
  15. 15. sophisticated and educated<br />Victor Frankenstein: Frankenstein<br />
  16. 16. self-critical and introspective<br />Hamlet: Hamlet<br />
  17. 17. mysterious, magnetic and charismatic<br />Aragorn: Lord of the Rights<br />
  18. 18. struggling with integrity<br />Francis Macomber: Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber<br />
  19. 19. power of seduction and sexual attraction<br />Don Juan: Don Juan<br />
  20. 20. social and sexual dominance<br />James Bond: Ian Fleming’s James Bond<br />
  21. 21. emotional conflicts, bipolar tendencies, or moodiness<br />Batman: The Dark Knight<br />
  22. 22. a distaste for social institutions and norms<br />James Stark: Rebel Without a Cause<br />
  23. 23. being an exile, an outcast, or an outlaw<br />Johnny: The Wild One<br />
  24. 24. &quot;dark&quot; attributes not normally associated with a hero<br />Sawyer: Lost<br />
  25. 25. disrespect of rank and privilege<br />Mr. Darcy: Pride and Prejudice<br />
  26. 26. a troubled past<br />Jean Valjean: Les Misreables<br />
  27. 27. cynicism<br />Sydney Carton: Tale of Two Cities<br />
  28. 28. arrogance<br />Raskolnikov: Crime and Punishment<br />
  29. 29. self-destructive behavior<br />Heathcliff: Wuthering Heights<br />
  30. 30. Wuthering HeightsEmily Bronte<br />Wuthering Heights in a Nutshell<br />1970 Trailer<br />
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  39. 39. Wuthering HeightsEmily Bronte<br />Wuthering Heights in a Nutshell<br />1992 Trailer<br />