Northanger Abbey Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
Markers of the Gothic: Images and Objects
Austen uses, and disrupts, a lot of the symbols and images that characterized popular Gothic novels in her spoof of the Gothic novel. The Abbey itself serves as a symbol of the Gothic, and of Cathe...
Markers of the Gothic: Events and Plot Devices
Aside from Gothic objects and images, Jane Austen also uses lots of Gothic plot devices, or events, in her book. Generally, these plot devices are used to make readers laugh, and they represent the...
Books, especially Gothic novels, are important symbols here. They are so important that they symbolize, or represent, a lot of different things. So there are a ton of different ways to interpret bo...
Carriages, and the way people drive them, are one of the main symbols of status employed in Northanger Abbey. James Morland, who is low on cash, has to rent a carriage while the wealthy Tilney's of...
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