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...Antonia. His first attempt is foiled at the last minute by Antonia's mother, Elvira, whom Ambrosio strangles. His second attempt, in which he succeeds, culminates in the fatal stabbing of Antonia. As it turns out, Antonia is his sister and Elvira their mother; thus he has, among his crimes, the rape and murder of his sister and the murder of his mother. His punishment at the end, when the Devil reneges on a pact that would have allowed Ambrosio... GOTHIC LITERATURE Gothic literature relates the darker side of a world of pain and destruction/ fear and anxiety which shadows the daylight world of love and ethereality. Gothic fiction, sometimes referred to as Gothic horror, is a genre of literature that...