Comparing Gothic Settings in Literature

Compare and contrast the gothic settings of three or more of the following texts: “Somnambulism. A Fragment,” “William Wilson. A Tale,” “Benito Cereno,” “Life in the Iron Mills.”

What fears and anxieties do these settings express, and how do they contribute to the overall meaning of these stories? Your response should contain a clear and specific thesis statement that responds to the question. It also should support its thesis statement with sufficient evidence from the texts.