The Construction of Monstrosity in Victorian Gothic Literature. A Mirror of Contemporary Fears

Monster Mechanics


Bachelor Thesis, 2020

43 Pages, Grade: 1,3


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Bram Stoker’s Construction ofMonstrosity in Dracula
2.1 Victorian Womanhood: The Different Types ofWomen in Dracula
2.1.1 Mina Harker: Advancement of A Stereotype
2.1.2 Lucy Westenra: A Susceptible Target for Vampirism
2.2 The Crew ofLight: An Accumulation of the Empire’s Key Components
2.3 Dracula: Reverse Colonisation by an External Degenerate

3. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Construction ofMonstrosity in The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll andMr Hyde
3.1 Good versus Evil: The Duality of Human Nature
3.2 BesiegedFromWithimContaminatingtheFamiliar
3.3 The Troglodytic Other: Reflecting The British Political Unconsciousness

4. Conclusion

5. Works Cited

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Title
The Construction of Monstrosity in Victorian Gothic Literature. A Mirror of Contemporary Fears
Subtitle
Monster Mechanics
College
University of Frankfurt (Main)  (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik)
Grade
1,3
Author
Year
2020
Pages
43
Catalog Number
V944648
ISBN (eBook)
9783346290861
ISBN (Book)
9783346290878
Language
English
Keywords
monster, dracula, jekyll, hyde, stoker, stevenson, gothic, literature, animalistic, degenerate, degeneration, fear, colonialism, vampire, colonization, victorian, stereotype, unconscious, colonisation
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Mona Baumann (Author), 2020, The Construction of Monstrosity in Victorian Gothic Literature. A Mirror of Contemporary Fears, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/944648

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