THE GOTHIC NOVEL
Prepare a presentation(7-10slides) explainingwhatthe genre isabout.Describe itsfeatures.
Describe the movement.Give examples.Describe the typical characters,plotandsettings.
Readthe stories TheCask of Amontillado andTheYellow Wall Paper (booklet).Prepareabrief
summaryof eachstory.(80- 90 words) Prepare acomparative chart.Compare bothstoriesin
termsof gothicelements. Prepare achart. What gothicelementsdoyoufindinthem?Analysethe
maincharacters. Analyse otherthemespresentinthe story.
TASK3. Choose ONEof the followingtasks.
A-Choose one of the storiesandcreate a posterthatillustratesthe message behindthe story.
B-Choose one story and create a song/rap that represents the message behind the story.
Read the passage “It was a gloomy night…” that you have in your booklet. Work with
vocabulary on that piece. Underline words and phrases connected with fear. Prepare a
mind map like this one using PHRASES. Avoid isolated words. Remember we need to see
words in context and how they are used.
TASK 6. Reflect on these questions:
Have you ever had an encounter with anapparition? How did you feel? Have you ever had
a supernatural experience? What was it like? How did you react? What things frighten
Prepare a list of phrases and vocabulary connected with fear.
Then write a frightening piece. Follow the model of “It was a gloomy night…”
Number of words (200-250 words)
Focus on the sensations you transmit. You don ‘t need to write a story just a paragraph that
transmits fear and tension.