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GCSE English coursework: Short Gothic Tales

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  • Submitted: 18/11/2005
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GCSE English coursework

In these two short stories both authors write gothic tale stories. Both authors use gothic tale features e.g they use darkness, isolation and use of senses. Both authors' u similar methods to create tension e.g. they both use repetition and short sentences. They both use their senses e.g. in the monkeys paw they use their sense of hearing and feeling, for example they hear the door knocking and use a lot of sight through Mr.White cant see where the monkeys paw is and he use his sense of feeling to try and find it on the floor. In the signalman they use a lot of feeling, for example

"It was made of a clammy stone, that became oozier and wetter as I went down."

In "The monkeys paw" W.W.Jacobs creates tension several times e.g. when the sergeant-major says

"Hold it up in your right hand and wish aloud" then says

"But I warn you of the consequences," and then Mr.White wishes straight after. He makes a lot of tension when the man is walking back and forth outside of Mr.White' gate, and then when he finally

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