Drawing on your growing understanding of the gothic genre, which two stories of the four that we read this week (â€œThe Yellow Wallpaper,” “Luella Miller,” “Afterward,” or â€œA Jury of Her Peers”) best exemplifies the female gothic? Why?
Further, besides qualifying as prime examples of the female gothic, what other elements of the gothic do these stories contain (hint: consider what you’ve learned from “The Female Gothic: Then and Now” as you formulate your response)?
Be sure to refer to the assigned terms in A Glossary of Literary Gothic Terms and in last weekâ€™s presentation where appropriate, and be sure to offer quotations from the stories as evidence. To learn how to smoothly integrate quotations into your writing, click here (Links to an external site.).
Your post should be 2 pages in length.
Your primary post should include an introduction that introduces the topic and ends with a clearly worded, 1-2 sentence thesis statement. Each supporting paragraph (there should be at least 3) should begin with a strong topic sentence and should incorporate evidence, including direct quotations from the short stories as needed to support your argument. Direct quotations should be incorporated using the quotation sandwich method and proper MLA in-text citations. The post should also contain a strong conclusion.
Offer thoughtful feedback on 2 of your classmatesâ€™ posts.