What elements of a position as a servant girl particularly lend themselves to narratives forms like the gothic or the ghost story?

7) What elements of a position as a servant girl particularly lend themselves to narratives forms like the gothic or the ghost story? Make reference to any two of the stories by Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, and Josephine Daskam Bacon in your answer.

 

8) Comment on the interaction of history, memory, and fear in either one or two of the following texts: Maryse Condé’s I, Tituba, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, the film version of Mary Reilly.

 

9) Write an essay on the depiction of violence and/or suffering in any two of the texts covered in the module.

 

10) Comment on the use and function of one of the following in relation to any two of the texts covered in the module: Clothing; Food and eating; Animals; Myth and folklore; Religious beliefs and/or the bible; Houses.

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