In Search of the Gothic in Wildfell Hall

I have written this little entry to commemorate Anne Brontë’s death, who passed away on the 28th of May in 1849 but will live forever inside her reader’s hearts. My main focus is to explore how the gothic is present in her novel The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. I have written a review without spoilers…

The Goth

The word “Goth” might be heard and seen in different situations. Some might picture people dressing in black, others might unjustly relate it with depression and sadness. But today, 22th May, Goths all over the world rejoice and are proud to express themselves in the way they love. In this entry, I am going to…

The Gothic

“𝑇𝑜 𝑎 𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑚 𝑖𝑚𝑎𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑡𝘩𝑒 𝑑𝑢𝑏𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑠 𝑡𝘩𝑎𝑡 𝑓𝑙𝑜𝑎𝑡 𝘩𝑎𝑙𝑓-𝑣𝑒𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑑𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠, 𝑎𝑓𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑑 𝑎 𝘩𝑖𝑔𝘩𝑒𝑟 𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑔𝘩𝑡 𝑡𝘩𝑎𝑛 𝑡𝘩𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑡 𝑠𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑡𝘩𝑎𝑡 𝑡𝘩𝑒 𝑠𝑢𝑛 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑠𝘩𝑜𝑤”. – Ann Radcliffe. The Mysteries of Udolpho. 1794 What is gothic? Is it a literary genre? A style? An intellectual movement? There are so many questions and maybe we…