Eyre Genres

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Eyre Genres

  1. 2. Female Gothic <ul><li>Gothic “paraphernalia” </li></ul><ul><li>Historical or archaic setting </li></ul><ul><li>Supernatural, or apparently supernatural, events </li></ul><ul><li>Heroine: pure, good, imprisoned </li></ul><ul><li>Male tyrant </li></ul><ul><li>Evil other woman </li></ul><ul><li>Good lover (may be wimpy extra, or reformed male tyrant </li></ul>
  2. 3. The Metonymy of Gloom and Horror <ul><li>Wind, especially howling </li></ul><ul><li>Doors on rusty hinges </li></ul><ul><li>Footsteps </li></ul><ul><li>Lights in abandoned rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Characters trapped in a room </li></ul><ul><li>Ruined buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Thunder and lightning </li></ul><ul><li>Rain, especially blowing </li></ul><ul><li>Sighs, moans, howls, eerie sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Clanking chains </li></ul><ul><li>Gusts of wind blowing out lights </li></ul><ul><li>Doors slamming shut </li></ul><ul><li>Baying of dogs </li></ul><ul><li>Crazed laughter </li></ul>
  3. 4. Harlequin (Courtship) Plot <ul><li>Exotic setting </li></ul><ul><li>Shy virgin (usually poor) </li></ul><ul><li>Harsh Byronic man (usually rich) </li></ul><ul><li>Vampy/slutty woman in love with above </li></ul><ul><li>Wimpy lover of heroine, rejected in favour of reformed Byronic man. </li></ul>

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