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1

"The castle is mostly given over to ghostly occupants"

Gothic setting
Death
Isolation

2

"Her beauty is a symptom of disorder, of her soulnessness"

Female as a victim?

3

"She is so beautiful she is unnatural; her beauty is an abnormality"

Femme fatale
Supernatural

4

"But now she is a woman, she must have men."

Femme fetal
Passion and lust
Order of society

5

"Only dress she has, her mothers wedding dress"

Isolated/ detached from society
Marriage and love

6

"Cards on the table show the Grim Reaper"

Gothic- representative of death
Superstition
Magic
Against religion,out of ordinary

7

"Fee fie fo fum, i smell the blood of an Englishman"

Intertextuality - Jack and the Bean Stalk
Blood = passion, love, virginity, murder, death, feminity
Nursery rhyme

8

"Roses bloomed on enormous thickets"

Roses = passion, love, lust, desire, romance
Virginity and innocence
Beauty
Thicket like da bush
"Gothic eternity of the vampires"
Supernatural
Vampires = blood = death, love, sex, virginity, innocence
Gothic

9

"A single kiss woke up the Sleeping Beauty in the Wood."

Intertexuality
Sex = love, passion, sex, rape, death
Wood = isolation, danger, bush, human body, man trap womb-man

10

"Dealt herself a hand of love and death."

Prediction of future
Cards supernatural
Fate
Love and death - simple gothic features, pure and simple gothic

11

"Suivez-moi, Je vous attendais, Vous serez ma proie."
= Follow me, I await you, you will be my prey

Prey - animalistic predator, hunting
French language - mystery, unknown meaning, gothic fright, passionate, language of love - 'House of Love'
Femme fetale - seduction, control, power

12

"How can she bear the pain of becoming human?"

Supernatural - vampite + human
Female role in society - painful, elderly woman, reality of respect
Death, immorality

13

"In death she looked far older, less beautiful, and so for the first time, fully human."

Perception of beauty in society
Elderly citizens - reflection, respectm pressure, acceptance, power, love

14

"I leave you as a souvenir the dark, fanged rose"

Rose - love, passion, blah-de-blah
Fanged - virginity lost, love painful,
Gothic scenery

15

"I plucked from between my thighs, like a flower laid on a grave. On a grave."

Virginity - loss of innocence, sexuality, de-flower rose
Death, life

16

"Derelict bedroom where a cracked mirror suspended from a wall"

Isolated female
Supersition