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Gothic timeline finished

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Gothic timeline finished

  1. 1. Pre-Gothic Cultural ‘violence’ is reflected in the Macbeth literature1500 Reformation Tension 1600 between superstition and reason Renaissance Traditional value systems challenged
  2. 2. Pre-Gothic Birth of Gothic Macbeth Tension Highlights the between power of Witch superstition emotion in thought and and reason Trials literature1600 1700 Romanticism 1800 Cultural English Civil War ‘violence’ is reflected in the literatureGrowth of Written after 60 years of violent religious reformation, Empire it is unsurprising that Shakespeare explores the nature Cultural anxiety of cultural violence in Macbeth. Indeed, whilst the is a result of onstage massacres in Macbeth may seem excessive – exposure to the we should not forget that 30 years later, England was ‘other’ engaged in bloody civil war. Shakespeare’s violent Gothic anxieties can be seen as wholly relevant.
  3. 3. Romantic Gothic Modern Gothic Gothic Satire Gothic Monsters Victorian Gothic Tension between Traditional value systems BloodyIndustrialisation superstition and reason Dracula challenged Chamber1800 Darwin’s Theory of 1900 Feminism 2000 Evolution Scientific and Technological Progress Freudian Theory Highlights Wuthering Traditional the power of emotion in value Heights systems thought and literatureGrowth of challenged Marxism Empire Cultural anxiety is a Written after 60 years of violent religious reformation, it is unsurprising result of that Shakespeare explores the nature of cultural violence in Macbeth. exposure to Indeed, whilst the onstage massacres in Macbeth may seem excessive – the ‘other’ we should not forget that 30 years later, England was engaged in bloody civil war. Shakespeare’s violent Gothic anxieties can be seen as wholly relevant.

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