Aqa English Lit B A2 Coursework

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Chris Curtis | Monday December 03, 2018 Categories: KS4, EDEXCEL GCSE, Edexcel GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, Edexcel English Literature, Unit 1 Understanding Prose, OCR GCSE, OCR GCSE Pre-2015 Resources, OCR GCSE English Literature, Unit A664, Archived Resources, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level, AQA A Level Pre-2015 Resources, AQA A Level English Literature A, LTA1, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB3, Hot Entries, Prose, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, Prose Analysis For readers today The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, is far from being a shocking story that induces both fear and terror into our beating hearts.

His theory of the Id, the Ego and the Superego, from his essay, 'Beyond the Pleasure Principle', (1922), is particularly interesting when studying the Gothic.

In Gothic novels like The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Wuthering Heights, Macbeth, and The Bloody Chamber...

The physical claustrophobia symbolises the psychological limitations which cause mental pain...

[read more]Horace Walpole's novel, The Castle of Otranto (1764) is usually described as the first gothic novel. It's set in medieval Italy with a claustrophobic castle, has a melodramatic plot, long-suffering females and uses archaic language.

[read more] In Wuthering Heights, Bronte uses a frame narrative to tell the story of Cathy and Heathcliffe’s romance.

This is typical of gothic novels like Frankenstein, and later, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, where we enter the story through a series of doors - or narrators...

Enjoy transformation, transgression, claustrophobia, madness and explosive passion.

This page is packed to the limits with resources for Elements of the Gothic for AQA English Literature B at A2, and for the optional Gothic Unit on the International Baccalaureate (IB) in English. The title 'Bloody Chamber' contains 'bloody', but can be interpreted in two ways: either as a murderous chamber - which we find in the story, or as a pun meant to refer to the womb, suggesting this will be a story about the female condition as victim of male violence as in the 'Bluebeard' story collected by Perrault.


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