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

Comparison of two stories - "Farthing House" by Susan Hill and "The Red Room" by H G Wells

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Comparison of two stories "Farthing House" by Susan Hill and "The Red Room" by H G Wells are both in the ghost genre; although they are both in the ghost genre there are many differences and similarities in the two stories. I am going to analyse the two stories and find the differences and similarities. The title "The Red Room" suggests this story is in the horror/thriller or romance genre as the colour red suggests this. "Farthing House" suggests this story is about an old house as a farthing is an old coin and so suggests this is an old house. Both titles "The Red Room" and "Farthing House" also suggest both settings are in a house or in part of a house. ...read more.

Middle

"The red room" is totally internal; this creates an enclosed and scary effect. "Farthing House" is set in more than one place and so does not create the same effect as "The Red Room". Both stories are first person narration: "I thought of Cedar room" and "I can assure you" show this. First person narration makes the reader feel they are in the story, both stories are also recounts. One narrator is a woman in "Farthing House", the evidence to support this is "you are Ms Flower, how nice to meet you. Janet Pearson" this shows that the narrator is obviously a woman. The narrator in "The Red Room" is a man: "H G Wells" The description in "Farthing House" and "The Red Room" are quite similar to other, firstly the two stories describe the surroundings often this can be seen by "FARTHING HOUSE ...read more.

Conclusion

"Decaying yellow teeth" suggests the character is rotting and creates a sort of sick and dirty feel of him. "Farthing house" also creates a stereotype, as there is not much description or information about "aunt addy" this creates a stereotype of her. Another difference between both stories is their style of writing; farthing house uses a much more modern style of language: "I've been extremely comfortable," I said firmly" and "the red room" uses a much more old style of writing "I can assure you" said I" shows this story is set a long time ago. From the analysis it can be seen that the two ghost stories are quite different although they do have similarities. "The Red Room" uses much more description than "Farthing House" but they both use the same main setting (inside a house/room). They both have different characters and style of writing but overall they are quite similar. ...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. Comparing Two Horror Short Stories - 'The Monkey's Paw' written by W. W. Jacobs ...

    The man hands them £200 as compensation for the family. The author creates suspense here because it makes the reader believe that it is real about the monkey's paw which has spell put on it and it makes them believe that if you wish for something it will be granted.

  2. Comparison of 'The Red Room' and 'Farthing House'

    Maybe she even knows that a ghost occupies it. She also slips "her pen nervously round and round her fingers" when "Cedar room" is mentioned. Mrs Pearson does "express concern" to the narrator, which also shows her to be friendly and caring. There are a few more old people mentioned in this story and they all give the feeling

  1. Gothic Horror stories. The three stories are 'The Signalman' written by Charles Dickens in ...

    There are many grotesque characters in all threes stories. In 'The Red Room' there are grotesque characters there is the man with the shade "his eyes were covered by a shade," The man with the withered arm "man with the withered arm".

  2. Compare 'The Red Room' by H G Wells with 'Farthing House' by Susan Hill ...

    due to her feeling 'oppressed', and a 'terrible sense of loss... [being] unable to release myself from it,' comes over her, because of her surroundings, then there must have been someone or something else in her presence. - Tension builds when she gives her emotional state, as we can infer from this what the atmosphere is like.

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

    This means that when one opens their eyes they can independently see showing that daylight brings light. Also when he says the old people are no longer acting weird and agitated " no longer abstracted " and " as one who grieves for a broken friend".

  2. Pre 1914 Prose Fiction - Stories of Mystery

    Would they harm us? Wells utilises this fear well in this story to, in some ways, compare the intelligent cephalopods to Martians; both came unwanted, and both were menaces that would easily kill human beings. Therefore we can see the influence that this fear had upon Wells during the nineteenth

  1. This essay is going to illustrate how 'The red room' by H.G Wells and ...

    During the narrator's journey to The Red Room, the once confident, dubious, patronising and self-assured character, which dominated the start of the story, begins to change, as the build up of fear, which the elderly created, starts to spread terror over the narrators mentality.

  2. Comparing 'The Red Room' with the 'Farthing House'.

    The author in The Red Room tries to make it seem more mysterious and tries to frighten you, where as the author in Farthing House makes it sound nice and pleasant: the writer describes all the nice things there and then builds up to her uneasy feelings.

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