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    I understand that Gothic Literature was, along with other events, a response to the rise of rationalism over religion. However, I don't understand whether gothic lit advocated rationalism or the return to an emphasise on religion? :confused:

    Any help would be great!
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    What texts are you studying? I did Dracula , and I would say in that, it advocates for a return to religious ideals..the ways used to defeat Dracula are very archaic, and Lucy's punishment of death for acting in a sinful manner (i.e. being a tart) is Stoker calling for a return to traditional values...you get my drift :P
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    Thanks, I thought the gothic was advocating a return to religious belief but wasn't sure enough to include it in my coursework! I'm studying the poetry of Robert Browning and Iain Banks' 'The Wasp Factory'.

    Thanks for the help
 
 
 
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