Gothic Elements Illustrated in the Film, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”

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What gothic features help develop the dark and mysterious nature of the film “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”? There are a number of gothic aspects of “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” that help to develop the dark and mysterious nature of the film. Examples of this can be found in the characters and how the dramatic contrasts between good and bad are displayed through gothic personality traits, their physical appearances and mysterious pasts. This type of gothic can also be found in many locations in the text that portray an essence of the unknown, and also possess a dark emptiness that creates fear and therefore building gothic potential. Finally, the vast appearance of metonymy displayed within the text adds to the dark and mysterious nature of “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”.

Mina Harker is one of several characters who display both a mysterious pasts and supernatural abilities. These aspects of her personality create a ‘fear of the unknown’ which in itself is a powerful trait of gothic th...

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