The Castle of Otranto


Horace Walpole

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Castle of Otranto

Castles are a staple of Gothic literature, their formidable and intricate structure representative of gothic themes. In The Castle of Otranto, a story centered around a particular castle, the castle represents evil in the…

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The Giant Suit of Armor

The giant suit of armor that appears in pieces throughout the story serves to fulfill the prophecy given to Manfred’s grandfather by St. Nicholas: “the Castle and Lordship of Otranto should pass from the…

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