How has gender inequality in Gothic tradition influenced modern horror?

How has gender inequality in Gothic tradition influenced modern horror?


This essay will require substantial research in order to create an informed argument about your chosen text(s) that demonstrates awareness of what other scholars have said about your topic. You must include information from at least 5 sources. Your research will involve both primary and secondary sources:

  • Primary Sources include original literary texts and works of art (novels, short stories, poetry, films, etc.), as well as any historical documents from the time period in which the work was created (letters, diary entries, news articles, etc.).
  • Secondary Sources include scholarly books and articles about the literary work, historical information written after the time period in question, and biographies.
  • Your essay should be 7-8 full double-spaced pages with 1” side margins, 1” header and footer margins, Times New Roman, 12 pt font.
  • Your introduction should include a thesis that gives your readers a main claim or guiding idea specific to your focus, which will be developed throughout.
  • Your essay must include direction quotations from your chosen contemporary text and should include summary where relevant. It must also include cited references (quotation and/or paraphrase) of at least 5 sources that you have found in your research.
  • Cite all sources in MLA format (in text), in addition to a Works Cited page.
  • Proofread for mistakes and edit for clarity. Consider paragraph organization and appropriate transitions to lead your reader through your discussion.

basically you are answering how gender inequality in horror writings has evolved. use examples in “the yellow wallpaper” and “we have always lived in the castle”

i uploaded a annotated bib file for you so you can use those sources. You can add a couple relevant sources if mine aren’t that strong.




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How Gender Inequality in Gothic Tradition has Influenced Modern Horror

“It is quite disturbing.” These were the words of Jessica Chastain during the closing press conference of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. She continued to express her lack of satisfaction with the way women were portrayed in the 20 films she had watched by saying that she was bothered by how the world views women “from the female characters represented in most of the films that I watched.” (Jessica). Just like Cannes, many filmmakers have been at the receiving end of heightened criticism from Hollywood on the way they portray women in modern society through the female characters.

According to the USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, the communication professor of the University of California, Stacy Smith, says that, “of 5,800 casts in almost 130 highly rated films from the year 2006 to 2011, less than 30% are female… also, only 50% of the films meet the criteria of the Bechdel Test” (Annenberg Inclusion Initiative).

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