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Week 3 Discussion Questions:

Discussion Question 1

According to James, various complex matrix factors revive the Lake Victoria Gothic. From libraries like W. H Smith library, the progressive extension of leadership, changing printing technologies and the explosion of new daily, weekly and monthly magazines, all rejuvenated the Gothic. Through the integration of the said concept, James’ interest in renovating gothic through transformation of supernatural to aesthetic experience came into play. According to James H., the Lake Victoria decadence stressed on ostentatious but show pointless display. He says the decadent gets absorbed in an obscure, perverse and private world.

 

 The supernatural Gothic despises both the natural and virile. Through rejuvenation, James portrays the Gothic as a sign of modernity, exploiting marginal end emergent science and the findings that naturalize the supernatural. James’ view is controversial to Poes’ view. Poes regards the Gothic to be more of a supernatural phenomenon that is resistant to scientific changes. Sir Edmund Orme’s view is more refined. For example, the Romans of certain old clothes (1868) and the friend of the friends (1907) revision of the ways it came to show how the spirit wonders in the temporal world because they had a grudge attachment to the world. The above reason seems to be common to both cultures as it sees how Nanboku adopting techniques that is similar to modern realism. Ain addition is shows description of the corrupt era in human desire for wealth, advancement, fame and sex thus overwhelming intelligence.

 

Discussion Question 2

Part 1.

According to Rudyard Kipling’s story ‘The Mark of the Beast’,  religion and religious superstition still affect the society. The beliefs in idol worshiping and participation in Illuminati is crop-up in the word of today. Some scriptures in the bibles like Revelation describe more on the end of the world. One has to calculate the mark number i.e. 666. Other bible scriptures also portray the possible happenings during the end time and give warning. The book of Mthew7: 15 talks about prophets who pretend to be humble like sheep, but are disastrous like wolves. So many prophets would come during the end time. One has to be careful not to fall a victim of circumstance. Many demons would come into existence e.g the Hanuman in India.

 

Part 2.

The story, the Case of Lady Sannox by Arthur Conan Doyle portrays the concept of character and personality. According to Doyle, Douglas was a brilliant member with scientific brain. His approach in surgery that could save doubted lives make him remarkable in England. He developed his personality in being a surgeon despite being seen as a soldier or an explorer. According to the Poe’s story ‘The Tell-Tale Heart,’ the focus is more on character development and epiphanies. In this book, the narrator clearly gives his opening lines. He claims to know all things in heaven and earth. He says ‘You fancy me mad. Madman knows nothing.’ He proceeded wisely in character development. That creates a relationship in the two stories.

 

Discussion Question 3

Part 1

According to Jean Lorrain’s Magic Lantern, the difference between fiction and non-fiction vividly comes out. It emphasizes further even if Gothic literature looks exaggerated, it is majorly based on the real world. The story is based on the world’s population in an Orchestra still crawling in Gothic literature and ensure that the Gothic still exist. The concepts consider the loss of the fantasy and ideas are replaced through the introduction of modern science. We should accept the difference and apply psychology as a tool in analyzing the Gothic elements. Without psychological concepts in shady character, we may have serial killers drowning in depression. Good gothic elements are based on human psychology.

 

Part 2

Symbolism is a style of writing where we use materials or symbols to develop a mental picture in describing a situation. It makes the story more interesting and lively. According to Jean’s story ‘The Special Hand’, imagery comes in when the beauty of a woman is compared as a flower which makes the woman fame in the society. The woman’s taste, elegance and flamboyance were compared with that of the flower. She was the most fashionable woman in the story just as a flower is beautiful. Symbolism enables one to pre-empt and develop a mental picture in perceiving a situation.

Work cited

Dover, Adrian. "(written 1891?, Text of 1892)." Henry James Sir Edmund Orme (tale, 1892). 2013. Print.

Kipling, Rudyard, and S. T. Joshi. The Mark of the Beast. Courier Corporation, 2011.

 

 

Week 4 Discussion Questions:

 

Question 1

According to the introduction in the Lake Victoria Revival (xvii), we get the term Decadence. Decadence gets associated with the pointless ostentatious display more so in the story dealing with the elements of life. It rejected bland and middle-class commerce that are against the social well-being more so in someone’s life. It marks the spiritual and moral perversity and refinement. It employs transgression and Catholicism that delineate the boundary of sin. M. P Shiel’s story ‘The Valia’ employs the elements in Decadence listed above. We see transgression employed. The little girl of Maria could make a progression in the geography she learned in class. She had her stand and believed that the stand is the right one. For example, she differed with her classmates based on her stand and believed that the earth flies with a high velocity. The motion possessed her throughout her life. Valia also employed the spiritual and moral refinement element. Let’s look at the case brought out where a young man, who is a toy maker, was suffering from a chronic disease. The man was frugal, self-involved, and industrious. He kept on reading various articles on his hospital bed. Through consistent reading, he became interested in politics. The interest grew absorbing. He could wake up tired, spit bloody sputum but had a strong spirit of getting well one day. He believed that one day he would retrograde through evolution health wise.

 

 

Question 2

From the Dak Bungalow at Dakor, we get that setting are essential in Gothic literature particularly in setting the themes of the literature. Setting refers to a particular set-up at which an action takes place or a place that gives the theme of a work of literature. The Bithia Mary Crocker’s story has three different settings that illustrate the clash between the Indian and the British culture; the settings are Kanwassa, the Dakor Bungalow, and the Indian wilderness. In the Kanwassa setting, a British settlement, the narrator tells more on the oasis of civilization, the public garden, and post office. There is a tiny church surrounded by a luxuriant garden. The oasis of civilization means a place settled by domestic people. The outside of Kanwassa is India. The Indian wilderness is made up of villages, jungles, and forests. It has a constant wildlife threat like tiger attacks more so on the British travelers.  The British are under constant attack by the Indians widening the rift between them. The Dakor bungalow is a run-down condition with closed windows, chilly air, and dusty walls. The vines surround its back. The bungalow gives shelter to travelers, connecting them with Indian people. It symbolizes the source of peace with no dispute. The settings clearly show the rivalry between the British and the Indians. The British felt safe, and at home but the Indians were in the wilderness. The Dakor Bungalow acts as a bridge that connects the British and the Indian cultures under one roof.

 

Question 3

Most traditional Gothic literature features their elements from literary movements like naturalism and romanticism. Naturalism fits a greater extent with the Gothic styles since it focuses on character sometimes out of control by a person. According to Thomas Hardy, a character seems to be having a perfect end it deserves. It bases very much on the heart and external character that comes at the last minute and sabotage everything. In Gothic literature, a character must be capable of battle with the harsh environment it gets subjected to, failure to which, it ceases. The modern life where people easily travel from place to place has so many effects. The births outside the wedlock are increasing at an alarming rate. House helps get married as the second wife. It may be outside the tradition as portrayed by most of the Gothic literature. The author also talks about the Gertrude, i.e. a situation where someone tries to assimilate rural life that he or she is not used to. They find it hard to adjust to the new environment. They feel isolated in the society. From these, we learn that character must navigate the shared environment that characterizes the originally shared path. We have catalysts that make one adjust to the environment. For example, the sun made the Gertrude vulnerable and so, to stay, it must adjust to the unavoidable scorching sun. Failure to adjust to these elements means no survival as we saw in a case where the Gertrude died out of frustrations. In summary, we get that mixing of harsh reality and supernatural elements to an extent that lacks control is what makes the setting of “The Withered Arm.”

 

Week 5 Discussion Questions:

Question 1

Part 1

Mr. Hyde looks as if he doesn’t care about what he encounters on his way. At the beginning of the story, Mr. Enfield tries to recap a night he was walking in the streets. It was like there was a commotion caused by policemen in the street. Part of the people running was a little boy and a girl. Suddenly Mr. Hyde came running and trampled calmly over the girl and left her screaming on the ground. Mr. Enfield collared the Juggernaut gentleman and brought him back to the scene. According to Mr. Enfield, Mr. Hyde is difficult to describe. Something is wrong and displeasing with his appearance. He is an extraordinary-looking man . What inspires Mr. Hyde’s convulsion is his ignorance. He made it and habit of doing mysterious things. His face was without bowels of mercy. The behavior of Mr. Hyde is very physical relating to how ignorance he is.

 

Part 2

The attached document talks about the strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Everyone, from creation, has battles between good and evil forces. According to Robert Stevenson, good and evil fight to exist in the real world, and depend much on the weather. For example, in chapter 10 we see the relationship of weather with the opposing personality. It is the case when Mr. Utterson and Mr. Enfield take note of the sky during the “Incident at the Window.” We see that the court was very cool and a little damp with premature twilight though the overhead sky was still bright with sunset. Twilight is the transition between the daytime and nighttime. It symbolizes the demise or rebirth of a character. For example, in the story, it could mean that both Dr. Jekyll does not fill well although he squeezes an appointment with Mr. Utterson. The end of his good self marks the rebirth of his evil self. From Dr. Jekyll’s letter, it could be a rebirth for Mr. Hyde because of the element of nourishment and transformation he was shown. In the last chapter, Dr. Jekyll talks about the letter he addressed to Mr. Utterson. From the letter, he says that his transformation wreck as a wave of torture in his body. The weather in the story symbolizes a fortune teller, for example, Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde would see the dark of the day or the light of the dark of the night respectively.

 

Question 2

Part 1

The description portrays Mr. Hyde as a poor man whose little possession one can’t trace. He stays in a small dismal quarter of Soho. It is a slam with muddy ways, slatternly passengers, and a total darkness. His house was empty but had some few luxuries. He had a closet full of silver plates, wine and the napery elegant, and nice picture that hung on the wall. There is juxtaposition in the story as we see that the other side of Mr. Hyde’s room had piles of gray ashes from burned papers. The presence of a green chequebook clinched a suspicion of being a robber. According to me as a reader, the class of Mr. Hyde needs investigation. We get from the story that he seldom stay at the house. He may take month or months outside in the dark street. He had so many luxurious materials like silver plates, and nice picture and no one can trace how he acquires them. The most wanting situation is a case where he had a chequebook in his room. And from the bank, we trace that thousand pounds lied on his credit. In the novel, the class of a person portrays a lot of the person’s character, for example, in Mr. Hyde.

 

Part 2

The chapter perplexes the relationship between the two characters. It portrays the theme of the boundary. Although Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is each other’s counterpart, they serve as both each other’s foils and other halves. Mr. Hyde is smaller while Mr. Jekyll is middle age. The third chapter talks about the two characters and the interest that Mr. Utterson had in them. According to the chapter, Mr. Utterson is the most straight-laced and stiff character. Mr. Hyde is an antisocial character and lacks the concern for common ideals and privilege of the society. He may be the villain in the story, but the demographic he represents look victimized in real life. From the story, we also see boundary coming in. Dr. Jekyll seems less repulsed by Hyde and has a weak connection with the man

Question 3

Part 1

The main theme is the boundary that normally comes due to a character. The character affects an individual in so many ways. From the story, we also see how two different characters cannot rhyme, just like two different weather conditions cannot rhyme. Mr. Hyde has a very strange character. We see him trampling on a small lady and ignore seeing things to be normal. He is a much disorganized man. The evidence is exactly in his house where we see clothes all over the small room. There were ashes all over, and even some important documents like chequebook were just lying anywhere on the floor. From the story, we learn how important to be an organized person with very good characters. Bad characters make someone to view us in a negative way, but good character portrays positivity in a person.

 

Part 2

From the first few chapters, we, the reader understood the madness of Mr. Hyde. From the quotes Robert used, we get the story to be more interesting. He used some biblical references to make the story lively. In the Bible, God rested on the seventh day after creation. Utterson and Enfield avoided any talk of gossip during their Sunday walks so as to keep it holy. Again, some 18th and 19th-century words got incorporated into the story as well for example “Juggernaut.” The word means an overwhelming force or war. It was used in the story when Hyde stepped on the little girl. It also symbolizes the war between Jekyll and Hyde for domination of his body. The word “Sawbones” in the story means surgeon.

 

Week 6 Discussion Questions:

Question 1

Part 1

According to the story “The Dark Side of Friendship” in the “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” there are three different friends. The influence they had on each other could be dangerous. One of the friends is Lord Henry Wotton ho is the most aristocratic and spent most of his time with his aunt and the other associates. His lifestyle is very romantic. He says on page 6 that he chooses his friends from their good looks and character. He chooses his enemies from their good intellects. Dorian is a friend of both Basil and Lord Henry. From the introduction, he is modest, simple and naive. He seems bored about anything, even sitting. He has a much powerful effect on Basil but falls under Lord Henry’s spell. It’s difficult to figure out how the three could become friends since the kept on involving in fights. They have different characters, for example, Henry appreciates Basil’s art, and Basil behaves self-consciously about the art and worships Dorian as a god. Dorian on the other hand just liked fun.

 

Part 2

According to the story, the author used decadence in so many sections. For example, in chapter 2, Lord Henry tries to figure out the marvelous youth in Dorian. He tells him that someday he would be old, wrinkled and ugly. It seems like an ostentatious and pointless display to Dorian. He tells him that a time comes when he would feel the hideous fire on the lips. He had a beautiful face in the form of a genius, but all will fade with time. It is the great fact of the world just like the springtime and the sunlight. The world has both the visible and invisible mystery. Dorian relied much on the gods, and they have been good to him. But the fact is that one day the gods would take away what they give. He has few years to live, and as youth goes, the beauty goes as well.

 

Question 2

The second chapter in the Picture of Dorian Gray concentrates mainly on the relationship between Dorian and Sibyl Vane. Oscar Wilde carefully selected names and characters to give the reader some clues to the hidden meaning of the story. The name Dorian Gray had two meanings. Dorian means tempestuous weather while Gray means dull or without character. Tempestuous and dull are characters that do not go together but suggest duality and double personality. Lord Henry Wotton’s name was a very interesting one according to his character, and one could think that it was a real name. Sibyl Vane’s character exposed the dark, vain Dorian. Sibyl means prophetess or future teller. The name Vane simply meant a weather vane, pointing in a particular direction. Dorian failed to know the direction to go i.e. whether to follow the society’s direction or the direction of Henry. He thought that Sibyl could be the right direction. Jim Vane was a passive character in the chapter. He thought about Sibyl’s relationship with Dorian. The name Jim meant supplanter i.e. someone who takes the place of someone else mainly for a purpose. He represents Dorian’s conscience, but later on comes back and takes over. According to Sibyl Vane, Dorian is a Prince Charming, a wonderful lover, and care. Homosexuality was less clear between the characters, but the suggestion was pretty strong. The relationship between the three men had depth and intimacy. For example, Dorian suggested that Basil’s love was a great one. One would become suspicious about homosexuality between the two men. 

 

Question 3

Part 1

According to the Art of Dorian Gray, some forms of art records and represent some people, their events, and places. However, in the Oscar’s story, art seems to have no other purpose but looks beautiful, for example, during Victorian era, beauty and status were more important than anything else. The story goes against the expectations of various forms of art great influence and depicts life and thoughts e.g. to Dorian. We have two forms of art, the art of painting that Basil made of Dorian and that influence Dorian. In chapter 2, Lord Henry Wotton tells Dorian how he would lose his youth as he aged. Dorian suggests selling his soul so as to remain young. It suggests how Dorian is too innocent and egotistic for his good. The evil nature that his picture portrays surprised him and figured out a sense of contrasting innocence.

 

Part 2

The traditional gothic element that figures out in the novel in is conservative. Even from the Decadence in week 4 how someone may view change as an ostentatious and pointless display. According to my view, we should not be resistant to change characters. Take, for example, the mud character of Mr. Hyde, who just steps on a young lady and leaves thinking that everything is ok. Such characters deteriorate developments in society. The novel fits in so many stories, for example; the Oscar’s the Art of Dorian Gray, and we see how Dorian is resistant to changes in life. He even claims to sell his soul so as not to see him aged. There is an evolution in every aspect of life, and one should accept the changes in life. The story uses so many characters that create different meanings. For example, Dorian means tempestuous weather while Gray means dull or without characters. Sibyl means prophetess or future teller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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