IUB ENG-L 111 - Peyton Place notes (6 pages)

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Peyton Place Peyton s Castle Types of Architecture Why Samuel Peyton s Castle The Gothic Hidden Things Horror and Romance Notice the Details When you take time to notice the smallest elements of the story you often uncover how they are connected to large and important themes Details Types of Architecture Bird s eye view of town Two churches p 2 giant book ends volcanoes Courthouse p 2 Schools p 2 Houses p 20 Samuel Peyton s Castle Pg 21 Peyton Place is named after Samuel Peyton Samuel Peyton built his castle in the middle of no where Peyton Place rose up in the shadow of Peyton s castle On page 102 we learn that Samuel Peyton s castle was true honest to god castle transported over here from England every stick and stone of is Why would Grace Metalious feel is necessary to include something as strange as Peyton s castle in her book The Key is in the Gothic The Term Gothic Originally referred to Goths a Germanic Tribe Then it came to mean Germanic Finally it came to mean medieval It is most commonly associated with Gothic architecture now buildings built between 12th and 16th centuries that often boasted pointed arches turrets and high vaults The Gothic Novel The genre began with Horace Walpole s Castle of Otranto 1764 Other famous early Gothic novels Ann Radcliff s Mysteries of Udolpho 1794 Matthew Lewis s The Monk 1767 Jane Austen Northanger Abbey 1818 As a satire on gothic 5 characteristics takes place in a medieval setting often in a gloomy isolate castle full of dungeons and hidden passageways concerned with natural and supernatural ghosts are frequent characters principal goal is to evoke chilling terror Later the gothic came to be associated with stories that did not have a medieval setting but developed a brooding dangerous atmosphere Edgar Allan Poe is famous for his Gothic stories Hester Goodale pg 65 Write down instances of hidden or submerged thing you can find in the story Allison s parentage Selena s abortion Allison is a year older than she thinks The



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