Gothic in the Deathly Hallows: Creating a sense of decay

Lesson
Gothic in the Deathly Hallows: Creating a sense of decay
10 pages
Purpose
Write a creepy descriptive passage with a sense of gothic decay.
Description
In this lesson we model descriptive writing off of one of the spookiest passages in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the sequence in which Harry enters Bathilda Bagshot's house. We pay particular attention to how we create a sense of gloom and decay.
Lesson type
Detailed practice
Genre / Topic
Gothic, Adventure