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Techniques Used by Charles Dickens to Create Mystery in The Signalman - Introduction A mystery or ghost story is a story that contains a ghost or a supernatural element. Like in ‘The Signalman’ ghosts often appear as prophets of things to come. The Victorian era was a main development stage for the ghost story genre and it was becoming increasingly popular among readers. Setting To create suspense and tension in traditional mystery stories the setting is made to feel dangerous, threatening and to make the reader feel scared. Dickens emphasises the feeling of water and damp to make the setting seem eerie and foreboding....   [tags: The Signalman] 1444 words
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The Signalman by Charles Dickens - The Signalman by Charles Dickens 'Halloa. Below there!' …… A small expression that once understood strikes you with an essence of alarm, fear and intrigue. Throughout the short story of The Signalman, this quote was used several times and was repeated by several characters. Coincidence. Charles Dickens invites you to decide. This dissertation from www.coursework.info For the duration of this half term we have studied numerous short stories from the book Telling Tales. Throughout this period, we have developed our skills of assessing characters (characterisation), identifying language style and structure plus various others, and I will try to use my newly developed skills to answer our assigned question....   [tags: Charles Dickens Signalman Essays] 3737 words
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Charles Dickens' The Signalman - Charles Dickens' The Signalman Introduction I have studied pre-1900 short stories by different authors, which all follow a similar format and historical content of their time. In my essay I will discuss and describe what necessary ingredients are needed to make these murder mystery short stories effective and successful. Short stories became an extremely favoured form of fiction and entertainment during the nineteenth century... In the days before electrical advantages for entertainment, (e.g:-radio, television, films and videos) adventure was generally only discovered/only existed within the imagination of mystery and supernatural stories, and were especially popular in the Victorian age, where people would escape into the mystifying worlds the words described in the stories....   [tags: charles Dickens signalman Essays] 5812 words
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The Signalman - The Signalman In The Signalman the way that Dickens is writing makes the story more interesting. He is writing about the sightings describing the light and the circumstances of when the ghost appeared. At the end when everyone is expecting to discover the truth from the story Dickens makes one last sudden twist by the sudden death of the signalman, so at the end the story still keeps a mystery and doesn’t reveal anything which makes the reader think more about what is written in the text....   [tags: Papers] 983 words
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The Signalman by Dickens and The Withered Arm by Hardy - “The Signalman” by Dickens and “The Withered Arm” by Hardy The story of "The Signalman" opens with the words “Halloa. Below there”, this short, but effective line is very significant to the plot of the story. A questioning atmosphere is already created, as it is not clear to the reader as to who is speaking, or whom the anonymous figure is being shouted at. The opening paragraph of the "The Signalman" is unexplained, leaving the readers questioning. For example when the Narrator is shouting from above, the Signalman behaves strangely as he looks round to face the tunnel, whereas a normal person would look upwards in response to this....   [tags: Signalman dickens Withered Hardy Essays] 2658 words
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Charles Dickens' The Signalman and A Birthday by Karen Mansfield - Charles Dickens' The Signalman and A Birthday by Karen Mansfield A signalman is a short story written by Charles Dickens. This is a story about a signalman who is driven “mad” by the environment of his work, away from sunlight and people. But he was not alone; a supernatural ghost decides to accompany him too. He has a lot of responsibilities to shoulder. There are only two characters that really are prominent in the short story. In fact in the story, there are only about three to five characters....   [tags: Signalman Dickens Birthday Mansfield Essays] 4225 words
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The Signalman by Charles Dickens and The Darkness Out There by Penelope Lively - "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens and "The Darkness Out There" by Penelope Lively Comparing 'The Signalman' by Charles Dickens and 'The Darkness Out There' by Penelope Lively is an ideal way of looking at two authors from different times and backgrounds. Dickens, writing in the nineteenth century, would have had a very different audience to write for from Lively, writing in the twentieth century. Therefore, each author uses different techniques to create tension in the two pieces. During the nineteenth century there was a strong belief in ghosts and the spiritual world; telling ghost stories around the fireplace is often seen as a typical form of Victorian entertainment....   [tags: Signalman Dickens Darkness Lively Essays] 1808 words
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The Red Room by H.G Wells and The Signalman by Charles Dickens - The Red Room by H.G Wells and The Signalman by Charles Dickens `'The Red Room' by H.G Wells and 'The Signalman' by Charles Dickens are two short stories set in the later 19th century ('The Red Room' 1896, 'The Signalman' 1860s). 'The Red Room' is a Gothic horror story while 'The Signalman' is a story containing many elements of Gothic horror from the earlier 19th century. They both mention the supernatural although 'The Signalman' is questioning it and 'The Red Room' is a story made to prove that there is no such thing as the supernatural....   [tags: H.G. Wells Signalman Dickens Red Essays] 2525 words
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The Signalman by Charles Dickens and The Red Room by H.G. Wells - The Signalman by Charles Dickens and The Red Room by H.G. Wells 'To be denied of information as a reader is far more powerful than to know the truth.' In this assignment I will be looking at the two short stories written in the 1800’s: “The Red Room” by H.G.Wells where a man goes into an apparently haunted room and although he is warned by other old characters he does not listen and the tension builds up as he goes into the room where fear gets the better of him in a room which might not be haunted in the end....   [tags: Wells Dickens Red Room Signalman Essays] 3574 words
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Supernatural in The Speckled Band, The Monkey's Paw, The Body Snatcher, and The Signalman - Supernatural in The Speckled Band, The Monkey's Paw, The Body Snatcher, and The Signalman In this piece of coursework, I have been given the objective of using a range of short stories that were written pre-1914 to compare and contrast the writers’ treatment of either the motif of the supernatural; or of the role and position of women. I have chosen the foremost of these- the motif of the supernatural in the short story. To compare and contrast short stories; I first had to decide on what stories that I wanted to use....   [tags: Speckled Monkey's Snatcher Signalman Essays] 1619 words
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Charles Dickens' The Signalman and The Red Room by H G Wells - Charles Dickens' The Signalman and The Red Room by H G Wells H.G. Wells wrote ‘The Red Room’ in the nineteenth century; the title is a particularly well-chosen one because the colour red signifies blood, danger, hell, and above all ‘fear', the title also shows the setting of the story. ‘The Red Room’ contains all the features of a Gothic novel, it is set in an old, derelict house, it involves moving through dark passages, and contains a ghost and a haunted room. The signalman written by Charles Dickens, is also set in the nineteenth century, and is set outside around a railway track it has a daylight feel, but is very eerie the whole way through....   [tags: Signalman dickens Red Room wells Essays] 3600 words
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The Signalman by Charles Dickens, The Adventure of the Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman - The Signalman by Charles Dickens, The Adventure of the Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman People have written short stories for hundreds of years; however it was not until the 19th century that they really became popular. Short stories were the ideal form for writers who wanted to earn some immediate money and reach a wide audience. As more people were given the chance of receiving basic education, literacy rates improved and more were able to enjoy reading....   [tags: Signalman Speckled Wallpaper Essays] 3749 words
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Irony in The Signalman - The Signalman is as explicit in its irony, as it is effective in its purpose, of creating an awe of mystery around the story. To summarise the story we must first understand that in hindsight the very name of the story, 'The Signalman' is as explicit in its irony, as it is effective in its purpose, of creating an awe of mystery around the story. It cruelly but entertainingly, creates the false perception, a façade, of the story's name being based around the central character of the Signalman, when in fact it is in relation to the ghostly apparition, which gives 'Signals' to the haunted signalman in his secluded box....   [tags: English Literature] 1369 words
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Tension and Atmosphere in The Red Room by H.G.Wells, The Signalman by Charles Dickens and A Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy - Tension and Atmosphere in "The Red Room" by H.G.Wells, "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens and "A Withered Arm" by Thomas Hardy To investigate tension and atmosphere, I have looked at three pre1900 pieces- 'The Red Room' H.G.Wells, 'The Signalman,' Charles Dickens, & 'A Withered Arm' Thomas Hardy. They use a variety of different techniques, each with their own individual style but achieving the same overall effect. They focus on setting, description of characters & use of language. The Red Room is a tale of a man on a quest to discover the truth about the legend of 'The Red Room' in Lorraine Castle, as the young man's fate unfolds the audience are led with him, they feel his fear, hear his thoughts and experience his terror....   [tags: Red Wells Signalman Dickens Withered Essays] 2772 words
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The Effectiveness of The Signalman as a Ghost Story - The Effectiveness of The Signalman as a Ghost Story This story utilizes a lot of horror and uses it in conjunction with mystery to move the plot along and keep the reader on the edge of their seat. When the author incorporates the horror into the story, not only is he keeping the reader puzzled, but he is also making the reader afraid. When an author can make the reader feel like this, then the elements of the story have been used effectively. The reader's feelings are a measure of how effective the author has been in using horror, mystery or any other elements....   [tags: Papers] 2034 words
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The Signalman and The Dream Woman - My preferences of the dreamsI really enjoyed reading The Signalman and The Dream Woman but I think my favorite has to be The Dream Woman. Analyse the impact dreams have on the characters and their relationships in the stories I have read. How do they create suspense in the stories. We have read several stories about dreams, but in particular how fear and suspense is built up in them. We are looking at how dreams and fears can affect and in some cases even control peoples lives. Some people can cope with these dreams whilst others cannot and find it impossible....   [tags: English Literature] 2244 words
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Creating Atmosphere in The Signalman - How Charles Dickens creates atmosphere in The Signalman Charles Dickens is renowned for his unusual narrative structure and his ability to include his readers within the story. 'The Signalman' is no exception to this. Whilst reading the text I found it easy to relate to and determine the specific scenario, this is relative to escapism. Because the 'Signalman' is fictional the reader can escape to the periodic settings. Dickens created this suspension of disbelief through premonitions and semantic fields....   [tags: English Literature] 662 words
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The Signalman and The Man with the Twisted Lip - The Signalman and The Man with the Twisted Lip Originally stories were sung or spoken and handed down through word of mouth from one person to another. There were thousands of traditional stories all over the world, from King Arthur and his knights of the round table in Britain to Hercules and the Gods on Mount Olympus in Greece. In the middle ages this was how stories were told, these stories were sometimes shown as plays, which many people could pay to watch. These plays were based on love, war and religion and were very popular with everyone....   [tags: Charles Dickens Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Essays] 2789 words
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A Comparison of The Signalman and The Darkness Out There - A Comparison of The Signalman and The Darkness Out There 'The Signalman' was set in an era in which Victorian language was still used, meanwhile 'The Darkness Out There' is a more modern age story. 'The Signalman', set 100 years before 'The Darkness Out There' was the story of a troubled man. His troubles are the main reasons for his death. The reader is unaware as to whether or not the Signalman's death was a consequence of his paranoia or a matter of coincidence.' The Darkness Out There' is an example of the cruelty within people, though considered a horror story, the only horror in this story is from the shock of Mrs.Rutter's lack of compassion for the German pilot.'The Signalman' and 'The Darkness Out There' are similar and different in many ways, I intend to compare two short stories, and in my comparison I will find the similarities and differences in the setting atmosphere and characterization....   [tags: Papers] 754 words
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Charles Dickens' The Signalman - Charles Dickens' The Signalman In every good ghost story I have ever read the writer builds an air of mystery and apprehension as the story unfolds, until the climax. This serves to both keep the reader interested and question what is going to happen next but makes them feel scared and anxious. In my essay intend to explore how Charles Dickens creates an atmosphere of mystery and suspense in 'the signalman'. I will do this in three ways: By the description of setting, characters and by the imagery and literary techniques used....   [tags: Papers] 552 words
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A Comparison of The Signalman and The Red Room - A Comparison of The Signalman and The Red Room The Signalman and the Red Room are well known examples of nineteenth century ghost stories. Write a critical comparison of these two stories. What do you consider to be their strengths and which of the stories do you enjoy the most. Charles Dickens and H.G. Wells were both living during the Victorian era. The many radical changes in this era tainted their writing. Both Wells and Dickens were against the social situation at the time, this is evident in their writings....   [tags: Papers] 861 words
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The Red Room and The Signalman - The Red Room and The Signalman The 19th century horror stories, The Red Room by H. G. Wells and The Signalman by Charles Dickens, are both written in the traditional gothic horror setting with the almost predictable storylines. The Red Room by H. G. Wells is not an irregularity in the masses of 19th century horror tales but is slightly different as it tells of a visitor to long forgotten castle which is purportedly inhabited by a ghostly force in this one room. It is different to many others as it is just a ghostly force not a spectre....   [tags: Papers] 1191 words
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Suspense in The Signalman by Charles Dickens - Suspense in The Signalman by Charles Dickens I am going to be studying "The Signalman" written by Charles Dickens in 1866. I will be looking at, and analysing, how he creates suspense in the story and how effective this is. "The Signalman" is a short story written amidst an exciting time period in British History: the Victorian, Industrial Revolution. This was a time of great innovation and invention, a time of modernisation and a time of which many of the everyday items that we use today, were invented such as; telephones, toilets and trains....   [tags: Papers] 2316 words
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A Sense of the Supernatural in The Signalman - How does Dickens create a sense of the supernatural in the signalman. The sense of the supernatural is created through suspense, ambiguity and Dickens writing technique. Charles Dickens was born in Landport, Hampshire, during the new industrial age. This was a time of great achievement, people were excited and there was a change in social structure and people’s ways of life changed. Actions which may have seemed ludicrous before, was now a custom; classes now merged together in places like trains....   [tags: English Literature] 1336 words
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Comparing The Signalman and The Red Room - Comparing The Signalman and The Red Room These stories written pre-1900 at a time when one would have feared the unknown and hadn’t benefited from travel, TV, and an education that we have today. These stories have typical features of the 19th century ghost stories such as a castle, candles at night, an uninviting setting, a lonely man and so on. The supernatural means something that is beyond our control and therefore, as humans, we fear what we don’t understand, in both stories the writers show how this fear affects people lives....   [tags: Papers] 825 words
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Comparison of The Red Room and The Signalman - Comparison of The Red Room and The Signalman. The two stories we were asked to compare had one common themes which were the building of fear and suspense throughout. One clear difference between the stories was the function of fear in the stories. In the 'The Red Room' the author does not only use fear as a means of evolving the story but also places it at the centre of the story. 'The Signalman' uses fear of the supernatural as a means of making the story more believable as done in 'The Red Room'....   [tags: English Literature:] 983 words
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A Comparison of The Red Room and The Signalman - A Comparison of The Red Room and The Signalman In this piece of coursework I am going to compare and contrast two short stories. The first story I am going to look at is 'The Red Room' and the second is 'The Signalman'. I will look at these stories and then compare them making sure that I mention the setting, creation of suspense, genre, style of writing and the language used. 'The Signalman is a short story by Charles Dickens and 'The Red Room' is another short story by H.G.Wells....   [tags: Papers] 1154 words
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Comparison of The Signalman and The Darkness Out There - Comparison of The Signalman and The Darkness Out There The first and most noticeable similarity is the contrast between light and dark in the two short stories. First in "The Darkness Out There", there is a daunting prospect of walking through Packers End "the branch shapes to look like faces and clawed hands." Then when Sandra finds Mrs Rutter's cosy fairy tale cottage, "big eyed floppy-eared rabbits" her opinion changes. There is a huge difference from when Sandra started her venture into Packers End until she felt safe at Mrs Rutter's cottage sitting by the fire in a pleasant warm environment....   [tags: Charles Dickens Penelope Lively Essays] 1647 words
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Suspense and Mystery in The Call and The Signalman - Explore the way in which Westall and Dickens create suspense and mystery in the two ghost stories, The Call and The Signalman. The two ghost stories "The Call" written by Robert Westall and "The Signalman" written by Charles Dickens, both create suspense and mystery to engage the reader's attention. "The Call" is narrated by a person who did not experience the events of the story but heard it from other people, and he also knew the characters. In contrast "The Signalman" is narrated by one of the characters in the story, and is therefore in first person....   [tags: English Literature] 1520 words
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The Setting in Hound of the Baskervilles and The Signalman - The Setting in Hound of the Baskervilles and The Signalman 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1902 carrying the genre of a horror story, whilst 'The Signalman' was written by Charles Dickens in 1860, carrying the genre of a ghost story. Both writers use the same type of setting throughout the novels which is dismal, shadowy and perspirating. At the time when both novels were written, the readers who read both of the novels believed that ghosts and huge hounds which prowled moonless, glum heaths actually existed....   [tags: Papers] 983 words
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A Comparison of The Red Room and The Signalman - A Comparison Between The Red Room and The Signalman These two stories, though different, have in common their writers intentions which is to keep the reader in suspense. We can see this in many places in the stories, and an example of this relates to the settings and surroundings throughout. The Victorians were very interested in Gothic Literature and this is shown especially in the ‘Red Room’, where Wells borrowed applications such as ghosts, castles and supernatural beings. Furthermore we can see that the settings have been adapted and chosen to suit the character of the story....   [tags: English Literature] 976 words
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Comparing "The Red Room" and "The Signalman" - ... The Red Room also conveys scenes of a Gothic nature quite well by using techniques which are also employed by Dickens when he wrote The Signal-man. Both use nature to frighten and disturb the mind of the reader. In The Signal-man Dickens uses words which are associated with death, as well as words that are related with the Gothic style: So little sunlight ever found its way to this spot, that it had an earthly deadly smell...as if I had left the natural world. This method also illustrates images of death into one’s mind; in The Red Room Wells does this using the phrase fashions born in dead brains....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1877 words
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The Red Room and The Signalman - Gothic stories - The Red Room and The Signalman how do the authors create tension and an atmosphere of fear. Gothic Stories ============== In this essay I will be discussing a number of things. Firstly, I will be discussing what Gothic writing is and then I will move the discussion towards the subject, which my essay consists of, 'in the novels "The Red Room" and "The Signalman" how do the authors create tension and an atmosphere of fear?' Gothic writing is a style of writing, which was extremely popular in the nineteenth century....   [tags: English Literature:] 3261 words
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Comparing The Monkey's Paw and The Signalman - Comparing The Monkey's Paw and The Signalman In these two short stories both authors write gothic tale stories. Both authors use gothic tale features e.g they use darkness, isolation and use of senses. Both authors’ u similar methods to create tension e.g. they both use repetition and short sentences. They both use their senses e.g. in the monkeys paw they use their sense of hearing and feeling, for example they hear the door knocking and use a lot of sight through Mr.White cant see where the monkeys paw is and he use his sense of feeling to try and find it on the floor....   [tags: Papers] 1421 words
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Atmosphere in Charles Dickens' The Signalman - Atmosphere in Charles Dickens' The Signalman 'The Signal-man' is a ghostly thriller by Charles Dickens. Based on an apparently hallucinating signal-man and the tales of his hallucinations, the story is seen through the eyes of the narrator, a man told of the signal-mans troubles during conversations with the signal-man himself. From the beginning of the story, the atmosphere is both eerie and gloomy. To produce this type of atmosphere, Dickens had to draw on several different aspects of English literature-mostly through description and use of language....   [tags: Papers] 807 words
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Suspense and Tension in Charles Dickens' The Signalman - Suspense and Tension in Charles Dickens' The Signalman In the Charles Dickens' story the narrator meets the signalman who is confessing to him his problems. The narrator comes every night to find out that the signalman was seeing a ghost of a man, who was pointing out that certain train accidents are going to happen. After a few days the narrator goes peacefully to the signalman's shed, and finds out that he mysteriously died. The signalman at the train station sees sightings of a ghost in the distance....   [tags: Papers] 994 words
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The Signalman by Dickens and The Withered Arm by Hardy - Compare & Contrast The Two Stories The Signalman by Dickens and The Withered Arm by Hardy, Also Paying Close Attention To The Techniques Used When an author decides to write an effective short story, there are certain techniques they can follow. For example, only having a few characters in the story or making the plot simple and to the point. In this essay I will compare and contrast two short ghost stories, 'The Signalman' by Dickens and 'The Withered Arm' by Hardy and look carefully at how they use these techniques....   [tags: English Literature] 1656 words
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Comparing Description and Imagery in The Foghorn and The Signalman - Description and Imagery in The Foghorn and The Signalman  For  this assignment I will be looking at two short narratives. One was written by Bradbury, in the mid twentieth century ,'The Foghorn' and the other was written by Dickens, 'The Signalman' over one hundred years before. Both are based on supernatural themes and ideas.      It is obvious that Dickens tale was written in the mid nineteenth century because his style of writing  is very different to the more modern techniques writers employ today....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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How Dickens Creates Suspense in The Signalman - How Dickens Creates Suspense in The Signalman I am going to be studying "The Signalman" written by Charles Dickens in 1866. I will be observing an analysing how he creates suspense in the story and how effective this is. 'The Signalman' is a short story written in the middle of an exciting period in British history, the Industrial revolution. This was the time of great invention, modernisation and a time, which many of the everyday items that we use today were invented, such as trains....   [tags: Papers] 2285 words
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The Use of Language in The Red Room and The Signalman - How is language used to create atmosphere in The Red Room and The Signalman. In this essay I will be comparing two stories The Signalman and The Red Room, I will be looking at the language techniques and how they are used throughout the stories. All language techniques are used for a reason and in this case it is used to create atmosphere and also keep the readers attention. The stories are both Victorian and remembered for their supernatural content as well as the actual story. The Signalman and The Red Room are both Victorian stories....   [tags: English Literature] 2419 words
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Examining the Setting in The Signalman and The Red Room - Examining the Setting in The Signalman and The Red Room The setting of a story matters greatly to the atmosphere of the story; therefore a lot of writers endeavour to create effective effects during the story that contribute hugely to the atmosphere of the story. This is not unlike "The Signalman" and "The Red Room" which are both Victorian mystery stories. Hence, being a mystery story from an era, the authors have the responsibilities to create effects and atmospheres that keep the readers gripped and interested until the ending....   [tags: Papers] 1543 words
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The Signalman, An Arrest and Napoleon and The Spectre. In this essay - The Signalman, An Arrest and Napoleon and The Spectre. In this essay I am going to compare and contrast them. All three of these stories use gothic techniques; however they have a variety Compare and Contrast Three 19th Century Short Stories The first gothic novel was written in 1764 by Horace Walpole. The novel was called ‘The Castle of Ortranto’. He created the criteria that all gothic writers use today. Gothic literature uses an atmosphere of mystery, shock and suspense to intrigue the reader or audience....   [tags: English Literature] 1522 words
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Comparison of The Judges House versus The Signalman - I think that mystery stories are so popular with people today, and with the last couple of generations because they are so intriguing. The author tries to give the story an element of surprise and also put twists in the tails to keep the reader guessing. Rather than just watching a film it allows the reader to build up their own imagination and interpret the story in their own way. The author will also try to integrate a ghost or spirit into the story, whether it be physically there or just psychologically, this gives the sense of mystery and usually results in the protagonist of the story dying....   [tags: essays research papers] 2323 words
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Comparison of The Red Room, The Signalman and The Ostler - 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....   [tags: Papers] 2383 words
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Tension and Suspens in The Monkey's Paw and The Signalman - Tension and Suspens in The Monkey's Paw and The Signalman 'The Monkey's Paw' is a horror story with action, tension, suspense and a mysterious death. The whole story takes place in one house. T he story was written in the nineteenth century. It's about a monkey's paw that grants three wishes. However every wish has consequences. In the first paragraph the scene is set and there is a contrast in the way the outside and inside are described. "Without, the night was cold and wet, but in the small parlour of laburnum villa the blinds were drawn and the fire burned brightly" The conditions outside are typical of a horror setting "The night was cold and wet" This creates an unpleasant atmosphere....   [tags: Papers] 687 words
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