Revolution of the west

15. Revolution of the west

In the middle of the 18th century, Horace Walpole wrote that many consider to be the first Gothic Novel. the book was written in the middle of Enlightenment yet it is hardly typical of the Enlightenment we have considered in class.
In this essay, you are to explore the novel within the context of the Enlightenment – HOW is the role of the individual reflected in this novel?WHAT is the role of rationality and HOW does knowledge in this work compare to the type of knowledge being propagated by Enlightenment philosophers? WHAT is the role of spirituality in this novel?

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