1. Discuss Austen's use of the gothic in Northanger Abbey
Henry Tilney's story that he tells her on the way to Northanger Abbey is a key example of where her Northanger gothic fantasies begin. ... Austen completely ridicules gothic literature through Catherine's thoughts concerning the Tilney's home at Northanger Abbey. ... Northanger Abbey although a modern and pleasant place of residence is transformed into a creepy gothic castle with torture chambers where murders have occurred and people are kept prisoner. ... If Northanger Abbey was truly meant to be a gothic novel then the descriptions of the Tilney residence and Catherine...
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- Grade Level: Undergraduate