For centuries Gothic fiction has provided authors with imaginative ways to address contemporary fears. As a result, the nature of Gothic novels has altered considerably from one generation to the next. Later, in the early Victorian period, authors such as Charles Dickens borrowed typically Gothic motifs — the innocent abandoned in a threatening environment for example, or the mysterious stranger with secrets to hide — and transplanted them to contemporary Britain to highlight modern concerns. Stories such as Oliver Twist and Bleak House used Gothic imagery as a means of drawing attention to the social ills afflicting the poor in modern London.
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It can't be emphasized enough that Hollywood really does not understand the myriad and various subcultures of young people or these days, aging former young people and the many subtleties to be found within. Hence this trope, which refers to stereotyped goths in popular culture. Most goths in fiction will be presented as a Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette who wear only black , leather getups , suntan at night and listen to loud depressing music.