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Compare the ways in which Charles Dickens and H.G Wells convey an air of mystery and suspense
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TITLE: With Reference to "Signalman" by Charles Dickens and "The Red Room" by H.G. Wells, compare the way in which both writers convey an air of mystery and suspense in the 2 short stories.
The short stories, "The Signalman" written by Charles Dickens and "The Red Room" by H.G. Wells are both examples of stories in the Gothic genre. Both were written during the Victorian era and use various techniques that were commonly used to build an air of mystery and suspense. Through the Victorian era mystery and suspense were very popular themes; hence it was essential that both writers use these techniques throughout the short stories in order to establish the sense of mystery and suspense. Such techniques include: Ambiguity, an element of supernatural, the use of language and the setting of events. The story "The Red Room" focuses on a main element of isolationism throughout whereas "The Signalman" focuses on creating immense irony that is revealed at the end.
"The Signalman" and "The Red Room" both use a high level of ambiguity within the stories to build a sense of both mystery and suspense. The ambiguity within the story builds a sense of
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