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Symbolism in the Gothic Novels

In this free online course, learn about the Gothic Transgressions and issues of Gothic Symbolism and Rebellion.

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This free online course discusses two very powerful Gothic works of the nineteenth century namely ‘Wuthering Heights’ and 'Jane Eyre’. You will learn about the Gothic tyrannies, trappings, excess, wanderings and elements discussed in the narratives of ‘Wuthering Heights’. Further, the idea of the Gothic in relation to the novel 'Jane Eyre’ and the issues of Gothic Rebellion concerning the domestic and the colony, are also discussed.
  • Duration

    5-6 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Certification

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Description

This free online course presents the early life and the nature of Emily Bronte as well as the plot of ‘Wuthering Heights’ and the accreditation which it received. You will learn about the nature of Gothic Terror, Fantasy and Violence and how the novel exploits the Gothic idea in a new way.  This course is arranged systematically and presented clearly so you will easily be able to understand the given concepts.

Next, the course will cover the Gothic tyrannies, trappings, excess, wanderings and elements discussed in the narratives of ‘Wuthering Heights’. The course then goes on to explain how the actual characterization of Emily is represented in the novel as well as the clash of the elemental forces. The course emphasizes the Gothic Displacement with the conflict between children and parental authority. 

Finally, you will learn about the early life experiences of Charlotte Bronte and the plot of her novel ‘Jane Eyre’. The issue of madness and the notion of femininity concerning the Gothic narrative of ‘Jane Eyre’ are also discussed. Symbolism in the Gothic Novel is an informative course that will interest students of English Literature, Researchers in Gothic Studies or those who have an interest in these topics. Why wait? Sign up for this course and start learning today!

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