Gothic Elements in Great Expectations (The Marshes (Elements (Mist ("…
Gothic Elements in Great Expectations
"The soldiers were in front of us, extending a pretty wide line with an interval between man and man. We were taking the course I had begun with, and from which I had diverged into to mist" (Dickens 5 34).
Atmosphere of mystery/suspense
"The marshes were just a long black horizontal line then, as I stopped to look after him; and the river was just another horizontal line, not nearly so broad nor yet so black; and the sky was just a row of long angry red lines and dense black lines intermixed" (Dickens 1 5).
"Water was splashing, and mud was flying, and oaths were being sworn, and blows were being struck" (Dickens 5 36).
Decaying, ruined building
'No brewing was going on in it, and none seemed to have gone on for a long time' (Dickens, 56).
"Some of the windows had been walled up; of those remained, all the lower were rustily barred' (Dickens, 56).
An atmosphere of mystery and suspense
'I saw a figure hanging there by the neck' (Dickens, 56).
'and that face was Miss Havisham's' (Dickens, 56).
Dreaming and nightmares
'I at first ran from it, and then ran towards it. And my terror was greatest of all when I found no figure there' (Dickens, 66).