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How does Charles Dickens use settings in his story to provoke fear in his readers? In this assignment I will be looking at Charles dickens "the signalman".

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How does Charles Dickens use settings in his story to provoke fear in his readers? In this assignment I will be looking at Charles dickens "the signalman". It is a typical ghost story because it is set in a dark and gloomy place in a tunnel and it has ghosts in it. The Victorians used ghost stories to scare people and in Victorians times they used to be scared of ghosts they used stories as a form of entertainment because they never had a TV or computers. In the signalman setting is important because of the way Charles dickens describes it (spooky eerie and dark) makes you scared and tells you that this is going to be scary and it creates a dark atmosphere. By setting the story in a tunnel dickens the author reflects or brings out the dark side of the story by mentioning tunnel and ...read more.


He always appears just before a tragedy on the railway. I think the ghost is symbolic or a warning and a figment of the signalman imagination. Also I think the ghost wants to scare him and dosent want to let him know that hes involved so he comes just before to make him think that it couldn't be the ghost. The story is published in 3 different parts because in Victorian times it was published in magazines so they would have made more money if they published it 3 times because the people would've got in to the story and then they would want to buy the next part. To make it even more exciting you could end it on a cliffhanger and you could prolong the tension. The signalman grabbed my attention because it made dark, gloomy and ghostly images in my mind and the way Charles dickens described it was very effective. ...read more.


What people have been doing to avoid an over flow on population. Many countries have now put in a population policies such as Tanzania and India. These population policies are mostly in LEDC countries as they have more problems. In some MEDC countries they have the opposite there's more of a death rate than birth rate. In the United States, aspects of the population question, such as birth control and abortion, are among the most bitterly debated subjects. The United States has opposed at times the use of foreign aid appropriations for family planning overseas; domestic family planning is mainly run by private groups such as Planned Parenthood. Some countries are so populated that parents are only allowed to have 1 baby per family Rank Country Population 1. China 1,306,313,812 2. India 1,080,264,388 3. United States 295,734,134 4. Indonesia 241,973,879 5. Brazil 186,112,794 6. Pakistan 162,419,946 ?? ?? ?? ?? Aqduss Rauf ...read more.

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