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Works of Gothic fiction have distinguished themselves through a unique use of narrative perspectives, which evoke uncertainty as well as contingency in the narrative. In German Gothic fiction, numerous short stories and novels apply similar narrative strategies. In this thesis, I will analyze, contrast, and compare the Gothic narrative strategies in works by E.T.A. Hoffmann and Johann Ludwig Tieck, as these are two of the most prolific German Gothic writers. By analyzing E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Der Sandmann and Das öde Haus along with Tieck’s Liebeszauber, I will examine how the narrative techniques employed in these works by Hoffmann and Tieck impact the perspective of the reader. The goal of this thesis is to show how the narrative strategies in the dark Romantic stories evoke feelings of horror, terror, and anxiety not only in the protagonist, but also in the reader.