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Comparison of The Red Room, The Signalman and The Ostler

A gothic story is a type of romantic fiction that existed in English
Literature in the last third of the 18th century and the first two
decades of the 19th century, the setting for which was usually a
ruined gothic castle of Abbey. The gothic novel or gothic romance
emphasised mystery and horror and was filled with ghost haunting
rooms, underground passages, and secret stairways.

The stories I'm looking at are The Red Room, The Signalman and The
Ostler.

The Red Roomwas written by Herbert George Wells in 1896. H.G.Wells was
born in Bromley, Kent on September 21st 1866. Son of Joseph Wells, an
unsuccessful shopkeeper and his wife Sarah Neal, a former domestic
servant. He broke his hip as a result of a boyhood accident, which
limited his sporting activities and so he became a great reader. He
got a place as an assistant master at Midhurst Grammar School in 1883.
He married his cousin Isabel in 1891 but two years later he left her
for one of his students, Amy Catherine Robbins, whom he married in
1895.

1903 he joined the Fabian Society but resigned in 1908. Wells wasn't
afraid to question Victorian lifestyle and believed in greater sexual
freedom for women. Wells relied on his books to make his views known.
He lived through the Blitz of London but the despair engendered by the
Second World War was too much and he died on August 13th 1946.

The Signalman was written by Charles Dickens in 1866.Charles Dickens
was born on February 7th 1812. Dickens weaved details gained from
first-hand observations of social conditions into his novels. Dickens
was no stranger to the pove...


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... haunt the Signalman; this kept me wondering what would happen next.

The Ostler at the end Isaac find out Rebecca Murdoch the women he had
married fact the women who had attacked him in the inn. With this in
mind he takes the knife off her and Rebecca leaves but she returns in
trying to kill him again but Isaac jumps her and takes the knife off
her. This time Isaac leaves but every night when it's his birthday he
is tormented by the nightmare of her returning. I was a guess but I
did think that Rebecca would have something to do with the women at
the inn but I wasn't 100% sure if it was actually her who had tried to
kill Isaac. To me it was given away when we found out the description
of Rebecca, because earlier in the story Isaac had described what the
women looked like in the inn to his mother and she had taken notes.


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