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The Landlady - Roald Dahl , A teribly strange bed - Wilkie Collins - Analyse how each author creates suspense in these two shot stories
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"The Landlady"-Roald Dahl
"A teribly strange bed"-Wilkie Collins
Analyse how each author creates suspense in these two shot stories
The two stories, "The Landlady"-Roald Dahl and "A teribly strange bed"-Wilkie Collins, are both very similar in terms of genre, central characters and events.
The genre in both stories is suspence but also, more so in "The Landlady", an air of mystery. The central characters are both in a 'foreign' city and are provoked to stay in a strange place to sleep for the night. Also, both characters are complimented refusly by the owners of the guest house so they feel comfortable. Both of the characters are vulnerable as one is drunk and the other is quite young and feeling sorry for his "Landlady" as she seems to be very alone.
The authors common goal is to keep the reader interested by creating suspence and mysterious happenings.
In "The Landlady" Dahl uses various techniques in the first few pages to create tension. When Billy first arrives in Bath, the evening was 'deadly cold' and the 'wind was like a flat blade of ice'. This indicates the image of something sinister and chilling in the air,
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