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Compare and Contrast the two ghost stories 'THe Red Room' by H.G Wells and 'A Little Place Off the Edgware Road' By Graham Greene.

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The settings of both stories are contrasting in some ways but similair in others. They are both situated in dark areas, 'The Red Room' in the castle and 'A Little Place off the Edgware Road' in a cinema. The eras in which they are both set, however, are contrasting, one is set before a time of much scientific discovery, and one after, ironically, it is the one set after the discoveries which contains the most doubt and superstition. The settings of both the stories help create an atmosphere of edginess, not quite knowing what lurks in the darkness beyond. BOth stories are set with some element of insanity in The Red Room it is the housekeepers who are senile, and in 'A Little Place off the Edgware Road' it is Craven who is mad. Both stories are based over a relatively short period of time, both events take place in a just one evening or night. The Red Room builds up tension from the start when describing the houskeepers, he describes them as 'grotesque custodians' this portrays the castle as not a very nice place to be, but when the man is having a conversation with these grotesque custodians they are trying to persuade him notto go to the room, telling him that it is haunted and that it is 'his own doing' whether he goes ...read more.

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