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How Does Wells Build Up A Sense Of Fear In The Red Room?

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How Does Wells Build Up A Sense Of Fear In The Red Room? The narrator opens the story by saying " it would take a very tangible ghost to scare me." This makes the narrator seem very sure about himself. He is making it clear to whom he is speaking to that it would take a very definite ghost to scare him. ...read more.

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A second old man entered the room, he was 'more bent and more wrinkled than the first.' He wore a shade, and the only part of his face you could see was his lips. The narrator described them as 'half averted , hung pale and pink from his decaying yellow teeth.' ...read more.

Conclusion

Wells included a description of how the narrator saw himself in the mirror, he did this to show that the castle wasn't all that it seemed to be, and neither was the reflection of himself he saw in it. The old custodians of the house kept repeating the phrase 'This night of all night.' This gives the impression that something has happened in the castle on this night in years before, but we are not told what. This gives us a sense of suspence. ...read more.

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