Examples Of Morbid In Gothic Literature

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How Morbid Can It Get? Gothic literature incorporates several elements that set it apart from other literature. No element is as prevalent as the use of morbid scenarios in the novel Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. Likewise, the short stories “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving and “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allen Poe share the common element, making the stories alike. In the novel Sharp Objects, the first example of something morbid is when Camille, the main character, encounters Natalie, a teenage homicide victim, murdered with all of her teeth missing. Camille says, “she looked like a plastic baby doll, the kind with a built in hole for bottle feedings” (Flynn 28). The imagery used in this text emphasizes how morbid it is. The

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