The Castle of Otranto.

This essay discusses Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto.

The novel blends romance with horror, and in this way it is considered to be the first gothic novel. We see that history plays a vital role in this novel, because the historical events are directly related to the plot. The author is revealing his strong views on what he thinks of the past, since there is a strong belief in how past crimes will be avenged in the future.