A student writer interested in film, Victorian literature, language, and the portrayal of gender identity in media. Horror, games, music, and anime are very important, too.
Junior Contributor I
Jane Eyre and Crimson Peak: Parallels
Guillermo Del Toro’s new fantasy horror is adamant that it is influenced by Victorian and Romantic literature: part of the dialogue from Jane Eyre’s famous proposal scene is even adapted for the film. How are concepts from Jane Eyre (the hidden wife, the haunted house, gender roles in relation to marriage and power) and other novels of the era paralleled in Crimson Peak? Is their inclusion effective?