ENG239H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Remorse, Claustrophobia, Psy

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12 May 2015
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Lecture 7 the haunting of hill house. Hill house as intrusion fantasy : opposite of a portal fantasy. The domestic space and/as the uncanny. Page 119- 120, chapter 5. They think to scare me. Parallel on how the house is working on the narratives part the uncertainty is horrifying. Eleanor as an unreliable point of view character. How much power the house has over her: she hears voices, she hears the child. Hill house as intrusion fantasy. The protagonist/reader position can be summarized as confused . Separates or slices the protagonist and reader form the world . The belief in what cannot be seen but is sensed, the preference for what the senses tell one over. The rhythm of the intrusion fantasy is a cycle of suspension and release, latency and escalation, hesitation and remorselessness . Faith in the sub- surface, the sense that there is always something lurking . Intrusions begin small and often quite distant.

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