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Gothicism began to be apart of churches by having stained glass windows and pictures of biblical people. The style of nudity from Adam and Eve was also portrayed to be gothic. As Gothicism grew it rose to the 1980's and started a movement called punk, and later related to Fantasy Art. It then, in the 1990s, blossomed to what is called Neo-Gothic Art. It is inspired by Charles Alexander Moffat and is a period when the people wanted to express themselves as more than normal in a number of ways. A person of example would be Marilyn Manson, whose personal style and music is characterized as being "dark" and "mysterious" (Folkenroth).
Characteristics of gothic novels have scenes and settings where the character feels threatened, or has an overabundance of emotions, such as, anger, sorrow, surprise, and terror. We see examples of these in the novel "Frankenstein," by Mary Shelley. The monster feels sorrow and isolated and is angry when he thinks he has no purpose in the world he exclaims, "Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that ... instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed? I know not; despair had not yet taken possession of me; my feelings were those of rage and revenge. I could with pleasure have destroyed the cottage and its inhabitants and have glutted myself with their shrieks and misery (Shelley)."
Another example of gothic novels would be the creation of supernatural or inexplicable events, such as ghost and giants. But, in this case it is when Victor Frankenstein first created the monster out of dead body parts, and the monster came to life.
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