William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft and the perils of the present
Wieland . Brown focuses on ventriloquism and (inner) voices in
order to show how frighteningly vulnerable individuals are to powerful
ideologies, and the destructive consequences that can result from
religious enthusiasm and the internalisation of religiousdogma.
Theodore does not question the voice in his head, and this is one of the
main targets of Brown’s Gothic novel: the disturbing ease with