Analysis of The Red Room by H.G Wells, The Signalman by Charles Dickens, and An Arrest by Ambrose Bierce

Analysis of The Red Room by H.G Wells, The Signalman by Charles Dickens, and An Arrest by Ambrose Bierce

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Analysis of The Red Room by H.G Wells, The Signalman by Charles Dickens, and An Arrest by Ambrose Bierce

The Victorian era, spanning from 1830-1901, was a period of dramatic
change with the rapid extension of colonialism through Africa, Asia
and the West Indies making England a world power and relocating the
perceived centre of western civilisation to London. Advances in
industry, science, technology, architecture, medicine and travel were
among these changes as well as the growing interest, among the masses,
in the occult, supernatural and life.

H.G Wells' book "The Red Room" is the first I will examine. The story
begins when a young scientist sets out to prove that the "Red Room" in
a castle is not haunted, but later thinks otherwise when he actually
goes in himself. The castle is the setting but the story is more
focused in a "large shadowy room". This quote creates a sense of fear
for the reader before the scientist actually enters the room as well
as reports of people dying in there. The writer never makes the reader
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