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Compare the two short stories, 'The Signal Man' by Dickens and 'Lamb to the Slaughter' by Roald Dahl.

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  • Submitted: 12/08/2003
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Wider Reading Unit

by Alison Rothwell

Compare the two short stories, 'The Signal Man' by Dickens and 'Lamb to the Slaughter' by Roald Dahl.

We are going to write a paragraph about each of the following elements of the stories. Begin by making notes. It does not matter which final order you choose.

You must, however, check that you have;

* Compared the characters.

* Described the setting of each story.

* Refered to the openings and endings.

* Made some observation about language and style.

* Offered some of your own opinions.

* Used some quotations from the stories.

* Explained how each author creates suspense.

Use the following questions and suggestions to help you compose each of your paragraphs:

Opening

What is the mood at the start of each story?

Is it the same or different. Think of two words to describe the mood.

Choose some words or phrases which help to create the mood at the start,

quote them and explain what effect they have.

What is the effect of

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