The Lifted Veil Discussion Questions

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At the time of writing "The Lifted Veil," George Eliot was interested in various forms of supernatural experience, including mesmerism (hypnotism) and clairvoyance. Yet, she was not alone. Interest in the supernatural abounded in the 19th Century. Research and write about some of the trends in seeking out supernatural experiences during the 19th Century. Compare to current trends in extrasensory perception (ESP) and other forms of belief in the supernatural?

George Eliot's "The Lifted Veil" can be categorized as Gothic fiction of the 19th Century, which was a precursor to the modern horror film, from Psycho to Night of the Living Dead to Halloween to the Friday the 13th to Nightmare on Elm Street and beyond. Watch a modern horror film and discuss what elements it has in common with Gothic fiction such as "The Lifted Veil." In what ways does the movie portray a different...

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