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Looking further into the aspects of Gothic Horror, three short stories, 'The Black Cottage' by Wilkie Collins, 'The Old Nurse's Story', by Elizabeth Gaskell, and 'The Black Veil' by Charles Dickens were written to suit Victorian tastes,
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Looking further into the aspects of Gothic Horror, three short
stories, `The Black Cottage' by Wilkie Collins, `The Old Nurse's
Story', by Elizabeth Gaskell, and `The Black Veil' by Charles Dickens
were written to suit Victorian tastes, containing morals that still
make readers think about life. The writers make different choices and
decisions about the direction of their story. Collins opts for the
simplest storyline, as he uses the rising and falling tension to
create a simple but effective plot about a young girl trapped in an
isolated cottage. Dickens chooses a slightly more complicated plot,
where he introduces a mysterious woman who wants help with somebody
who is described as being close to death. However Gaskell decides on
an altogether more exciting and complicated plot, using full-blown
Gothic Horror. The main character is Hester, who is basically trying
to save Miss Rosamond from ghosts of the past and their fatality.
Both Collins and Gaskell have gone for a similar approach, by using
first person narration.
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