Date of Award
Master of Arts in English Composition
Carlson, David J
The purpose of this thesis is to show that Charles Brockden Brown was influenced by the American Revolution and the incidents that come after it. It is suggested that Brown created a gothic fiction that was intended to be a critique on the American Revolution by using murder narrratives present during the time to create his characters. Gothic fiction consists of many elements such as setting arechetypal characters, terror, emotion, psychological turmoil and language use.
Regis, Shirley Ann, "Charles Brockden Brown's place within the gothic and the influence of early America's social issues on Brown's writing" (2007). Theses Digitization Project. 3193.