Literary Tropes: The Setting, Brooding Hero and The Cuckoo in the Nest

Take a look at three influential and affective tropes in literature. Locations such as haunted houses, the brooding Byronic hero and the cuckoo in the nest are explored as thematic tropes.

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  • Location! Location! Location!: Locations can provide as much emotional appeal as a character such as Manderlay in Rebecca or the Overlook Hotel in The Shining or the pleasure dome in Coleridge’s poem Kubla Khan
  • Hubba! Hubba! The Byronic Hero: The brooding handsome man who is attractive but dangerous is a famous trope from Byron’s Childe Harold, to Bronte’s Mr Rochester, to Austen’s Mr Darcy to Batman.
  • The Cuckoo in the Nest: The “other” or the “outsider” is a disturbing stranger who wants what other’s have such as Shakespeare’s Edgar, Bronte’s Heathcliff and Highsmith’s Mr Ripley.
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19 Oct

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