In her bestselling novel The Invisible Woman, Mary Shelley describes a “gothic woman” who is imprisoned in her own home, and is unable to leave it. It is this experience that inspired the Gothic genre and has inspired many other novels and movies. Similarly, the female character in The Gothic Man is also a popular style icon. However, there are some problems with the Gothic theme, and Collins argues that a better way to understand this myth is to look at the different types of women and their relationships.
The gothic woman is a complex character in literature. She is an anti-heroine, a victim of her own life and of the world around her. While many authors have emphasized the male protagonists of their stories, the Gothic genre has no definite gender. There are several types of women who fit the category. One example is Mina Harker in Dracula. Her life story is incredibly sad and enthralling, and her character is not an easy read.
While women have always been a significant part of the Gothic genre, there are also some female protagonists that are more empowered than their male counterparts. The fictional Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which aired from 1997 to 2003, features a powerful female character. Her body has been trained to channel emotion and kick demons and vampires. Her sexuality is unquestionable, and she is equal to her male partner, Fox Mulder.
Gothic women are often associated with the concept of monstrosity. Some of these forms include the vamp and the gorgon. These myths are based on the idea that the female body is a monster. Aristotle considered the female a monster. She was an aberration of the normative male. It is this anomaly that is a problem to overcome. In many ways, the female body is a source of shame and alienation.
The body is a central component of the Gothic woman’s identity. The body is often associated with a monstrosity, and the body has a unique place in this myth. During this time, women have traditionally been identified with a female form. In addition to the gorgon, the female can be a succubus or a vampire. In the Gothic world, the female is an aberration, and this is an aspect of the body that makes her a monster.
The female gothic woman is a complex and powerful character. In some instances, she is a feisty, but she’s also a sexy, powerful woman. In addition, her inner life is contradictory, and she may be a victim of patriarchal values. In some cases, she might have a male counterpart, but she is still a ‘gothic’.