The Red Room
The Red Room Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Light and Darkness, Reason and Fear
It’s a Gothic standard to contrast "the light" and "the darkness" or "the shadow." The whole work is supposed to seem "dark," foreboding, threatening, and mysterious. This usually means that...
Personifications of Darkness and Fear
Both fear and darkness are frequently described as active, threatening forces in the story. For darkness, you can take your pick from any number of descriptions:The shadow in the alcove at the end...
The Statue of Ganymede and the Eagle
In case you’re wondering, Ganymede was a character in Greek mythology, a boy who was more beautiful than any other mortal. That’s why one day he was snatched up by Zeus (the king of the...
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