Just before I was leaving, the landlady came up to my room and went down on her knees begging me not to go. She seemed very worried for me, but there was business to be done, and I could allow nothing to stop me. She then stood up, took a crucifix from her neck and put it round my neck. „For your mother’s sake,” she said and went out of the room.
Just then the moon appeared, and by its light I was horrified to see around us a ring of wolves with white teeth, red tongues, and bright white eyes. They were a hundred times more terrible in the silence than when they were howling. Then, suddenly and without warning, they began to howl.
I was standing in front of a huge door wondering what to do when I heard a heavy step behind the door and saw the glow of a light. A key was turned with a loud noise as if it hadn’t been used for years, and the door swung open.
I think this is gothic because they used the word crucifix which is a religious cross and in my opinion that word resembles something that is good vs evil which is a gothic element.
I this this is gothic because the writer created a sense of supernatural which makes it seem strange and eerie.
I think this is gothic because in this part it builds tension which it makes us curious of what is on the other side of the door.