Comparing Literary Styles of Dickens and Hardy In order to compare the literary styles of Dickens and Hardy I will use 'The SignalmanÂ´ by Charles Dickens and 'The Withering ArmÂ´ by Thomas Hardy. 'The SignalmanÂ´ features a lonely train signalman who works in signal box by a railway cutting. He has been visited by a "spectre" which appears just before a fatal accident takes place.
Similarities of Short Stories In this essay I will be comparing the differences and similarities of four short stories I have read, , 'The Signalman', The Red Room', 'The Man with the Twisted Lip' and 'The Withered Arm' also I will be looking at how the writers have created an atmosphere. The four stories are all of mystery and try to keep the reader gripped until the end, all have areas in which there is suspense. In 'The Signalman' Charles Dickens keeps the reader in suspense because when the