Throughout Wieland, these strange experiences of rather Gothic sensations happened among these characters. The Temple, the children, take among themselves when their father dies, shows the transformation from the American sacred structures to characteristics leading to the American Gothic features.
The Temple though helped Clara remember the stories her father told her about the immigration experience he had coming to America. The father hoped to see more music and education incorporated within the Enlightenment in the Temple, but once the Gothic phase occurred, that sensation faded. Violence displays its self in a way that the reader cannot conclude on through the mystery but rather the rational actions leading up to it. The Temple created a sense of memory for the children towards the beginning, which hindered no uncanny thoughts, but once Gothic characteristics occurred, tragedy slowly