Gothic in the Deathly Hallows: Guiding the reader's eye

Lesson
Gothic in the Deathly Hallows: Guiding the reader's eye
8 pages
Purpose
Use language to direct the reader's eye to important elements in a scene.
Description
This lesson looks at how J.K. Rowling guides the reader's eye in the opening of the Godric's Hollow sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. We also look at how she uses language to create a particularly gothic balance of beauty and dread. We rewrite a single paragraph, looking at each clause in detail, and end with a portfolio rewrite.
Lesson type
Detailed practice
Genre / Topic
Gothic, Adventure