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How does H.G. Wells create fear and tension for the reader in the Victorian ghost story The Red Room
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How does H.G. Wells create fear and tension for the reader in the Victorian ghost story, 'The Red Room'?
This is a classic Gothic and Victorian ghost story written by H.G. Wells during the Victorian era. He creates tension and fear in the story by setting the story in an old and creepy castle called Lorraine Castle. Normally gothic ghost stories contain mystery, ghosts, darkness, death and creepy characters; it also may have haunted rooms and creepy corridors. This story is about a twenty-eight year old man from a high social class and three old people, the man with the withered arm, the old woman and the man with the shade. The young man wants to show he is brave and not frightened of anything, so he decided to go to the Red Room. He lit up lots of candles to ensure he can see the whole room but candles slowly all went out; he panicked trying to find the door but eventually knocked himself out. The next day he described it as Fear which also left him a never forgetting experience of the haunted Red Room.
The old woman seems bored and tired at the start of
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