gothic elements

gothic elements

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  • Settings and Atmosphere - dungeons/secret rooms
  • A gothic protagonist- is isolated
  • Emotions run high- heightened sense of drama
  • "It is nothing."
  • "See, it increases. It hangs like moss upon the vaults."
  • "Within the walls thus exposed by the displacing of the bones, we perceived a still interior crypt or recess... for no special use..." The grave that Montressor makes for Fortunato.
  • Foreboding- threatening/ sinister
  • "I forget your arms."
  • "You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy as I once was." He is emotionally cut off and has almost no friends.
  • There is some sort of... decay
  • "The nitre!...The drops of moisture trickle among the bones." Fortunato lacks common sense.
  • The Supernatural- unexplained manifestations
  • Code of arms;crushing. "Nemo me impune lacessit."
  • A huge human foot d'or, in a field azure,"
  • "The Montresors, were a great and numerous family." They had passed many skeletons as the family was big.
  • "I had scarcely laid the first tier of the masonry when i discovered that the intoxication of Fortunato had in a great measure had worn off." His sobriety left him super fast.
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