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3. Utopian Promise   

3. Gothic Undercurrents

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  • Have students sketch out images of various natural environments with an eye toward moving the emotions of their classmates in particular directions. How do their classmates respond to an open prairie, the ocean, a forest? Now have them sketch (or use the images of) a swamp, and evaluate their responses. Stress that the swamp is often "in-between": both threatening and concealing, both beyond civilization and a final sign of civilized resistance to tyranny.

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