How Would You Die In A Gothic Novel?

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How Would You Die In A Gothic Novel?

Whenever you read a classic Gothic novel, there is always a large number of deaths surrounding both the major and minor characters. Sometimes it is intentional, sometimes it is unintentional, but its presence functions as a major trope for the Gothic novel. The Gothic novel not only portrays supernatural deaths, but deaths that can occur in everyday life due to natural and/or unnatural causes are also prominent throughout. Overall death helps set up a dark and cynical mood that is characteristic of the Gothic genre. If you were a character in a Gothic novel, what would be your fate? Take this quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the most stressful part of your life right now?
    • A. 

      Being the only son to a tyrannical father.

    • B. 

      The fact that I'm being completely overlooked by my parents just because I'm a girl.

    • C. 

      Being pregnant during a time when there is questionable reproductive health care.

    • D. 

      My significant other and I are fighting AGAIN.

  • 2. 
    Where do you fall in the social class structure?
    • A. 

      I'm royalty, I'm SUPPOSED to be next in line for the throne.

    • B. 

      I'm also royalty, but you wouldn't know it, because I'm never going to be given the chance to rule.

    • C. 

      Well let me just say I’m a lower-class woman living in a time where women were powerless.

    • D. 

      I've had a lot of access to my parents' wealth up until recently.

  • 3. 
    How do you define self-worth?
    • A. 

      Well my father always said that your social position is a reflection of how worthy you are as a person.

    • B. 

      Despite what everyone else says I actually think that actions speak louder than class.

    • C. 

      My main job in life is to have as many healthy babies as possible.

    • D. 

      I always have to be the person in control and respected in all relationships, no matter the price.

  • 4. 
    Do you believe in the supernatural?
    • A. 

      I definitely believe in it. Sometimes weird and scary things happen without explanation.

    • B. 

      Maybe. I’ve never had any experience with it myself, but I’ve heard stories.

    • C. 

      I think it’s possible, but the real things you should be afraid of are the everyday horrors.

    • D. 

      Monsters aren’t creatures that hide under your bed. They’re cheating spouses and ungrateful parents...those are things you need to be concerned about.

  • 5. 
    How would you describe your daily surroundings?
    • A. 

      Life is always dreary and spooky, not to mention physically difficult. I don’t think I have the strength to handle all of it. Life is rough when you’re constantly sick.

    • B. 

      I’ve grown up in a massive spooky place. It’s dark and dreary, with secrets hidden in every corner.

    • C. 

      Pretty normal, nothing compared to these scary stories that seem to be popular with the younger generation.

    • D. 

      I’m in a Midwestern wasteland. Slowly rotting away with the lack of intellectual stimulation.

  • 6. 
    What do you dream of for your future?
    • A. 

      I want to be a strong, powerful ruler and make my father proud.

    • B. 

      I’m not really sure, I feel like I don’t have much of say in regards to my future.

    • C. 

      I’m going to be a good mother. It’s so sad to see all these children grow up without mothers.

    • D. 

      I want my husband to respect and appreciate me, if not then I’m going to find my own way out.

  • 7. 
    What's your greatest fear?
    • A. 

      I've always had this strange phobia of helmets...

    • B. 

      Honestly? My own father, he is a kind of scary and powerful guy.

    • C. 

      Not being able to see my children grow up.

    • D. 

      Never feeling important or respected ever again.

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