• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Comparing The Red Room and Ghost at the window

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The Red Room and Ghost at the window The Red Room was written by Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) better known as H. G. Wells, he was an English writer, a teacher and an artist. He died at the age of 80. And grew up in a country house in Sussex; Wells's mother and father had never got along with one another particularly well but they never got divorced; In his lifetime he wrote more than 25 books. The red room is about a young man who was determined to find out what's in the red room and why are people so scared of it, the old lady tried to warn him not to go because it was dangerous; but the young man was still willing to go inside. The Ghost at the window was written by Walt Hicks. He was born in 1953. He grew up in rural Connecticut with three older brothers and a younger sister; he studied photojournalism and landscape photography at the Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut. After graduating in 1973, he worked as a lab technician and product photographer in a commercial studio in Hartford. The Ghost at the window is about a pilot crashed his plane and hurt himself, the co-pilot and killed a girl called Megan, soon she comes back as a ghost to haunt him. ...read more.

Middle

The author did not give the characters name because he wants to create a mysterious scene. One of the old man is described as "His eyes were covered by a shade, and his lower lip, half averted, hung pale and pink from his decaying yellow teeth." This makes us creates an image of his as old and holding a single crutch as he stands up. The man with the withered arm always says "It's your own choosing." This showed him that he doesn't care about the young man going to the red room. The second man did not say a word; he only stared with his eyes fixed steadily on the burning fire. The young man in the story was quite brave because he was the only one who dared to enter the red room. And he conquered his fears at the very end. The old woman in the story was worried about the young man going to the room, she said "There are many things to see and sorrow for." The man with the withered arm tells what has happened in the red room. The language used in the story has lots of different effect. The writer keeps uses 'then' in the story this suggests that the breathless rush of what the narrator is doing. ...read more.

Conclusion

It is similar to a person dies and suddenly they becomes alive again. Many figurative language were been used in the story like "My heart turned to frozen palpitating slush." This quote is a metaphor which is suggesting that I am out of control and I'm scared. "My soul and sending icy shards stabbing up my spine." This quote is describing my feelings and also a metaphor; it is as if saying the character cannot control himself and stabbing his own spine. The writer is trying to build up the tension and suspense by using figurative language and putting the scenes in chronological order. It used dialogues to tell the story. The writer used the effect of putting one of the character's name at the very end, this creates a sense of creep and terror. In conclusion, I think the Red Room was the most effective in captivating the reader because it made you ask more and more questions after very chapter. It makes people thinks "What will happen next?" It is one of the best gothic stories I've ever read. I don't think the more traditional stories would have been more effective at the time when it was written because a traditional story is taught it is very well-known; so it wouldn't be fascinating because everyone knows what's going to happen next. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE H.G. Wells section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE H.G. Wells essays

  1. English Coursework on Comparing ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ With ‘The Red Room’

    About two weeks after the funeral of their son the mother decided to use their second wish to bring their son back to life. About two hours after they had made the wish, there was a continuous knocking at the door of the house.

  2. The red room, the stollen bacillus and the inexperienced ghost

    As he goes on Clayton tells us that he was 'as solid as rocks' although before hand he mentions that he had, 'a bottle of champagne' and by chance 'two or three... even four or five whiskies.' There for the thought of whether the story is true or not tends to play on he reader's mind throughout the story.

  1. The Red Room and The Monkey's Paw(Compare and Contrast)

    When the young man hears "the sound of a stick and a shambling step on the flags" the reader wonders who it is that is coming. This builds suspense by making the reader anticipate who is coming. When the young man goes through the passage it is described as "echoing passage".

  2. copper chloride lab

    * I think that the red substance is not harder than iron because compounds like copper chloride become oxidized when water is added, and a rusted compound is not as hard as a non-oxidized element. Results: Initial reaction: * CuCl2 - Green, rocky powder (crystals)

  1. The Red Room

    Language is clearly used throughout both stories. They are meant to create tension and suspense. In the Red Room the 'candle flared and made the shadows cower and quiver,' again showing light and dark imagery. Also the 'shadow came sweeping up after me.' This makes the reader think what is behind the darkness of the shadows and creates tension to the climax of the story.

  2. What are the important characteristics of an effective ghost story?

    as being 'covered with blood' and then he says 'the illusion or impression passed' which leads the reader to believe that the narrator is becoming just a little odd. It could also be said that at the end when he sees Singlebury that it is also all in his mind.

  1. The figure stands alone.

    The head knitted with sporadic clumps of lifeless silver hair. The hair woven with characteristics of an old fox trying to be a young sprightly puppy. The old frail figure trying to rejuvenate himself with youth. With a forehead, wrinkled over with the years of worry and loneliness.

  2. In Your Opinion what is in the Red Room?

    This could mean that there is something in the Red Room because even someone as disbelieving as him becomes nervous in there. The idea of a ghost being in the room, in my opinion, is probably due to the character's over-active imagination which tales of the haunted room add to.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work