• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

"The Red Room" and "Farthing House" are both ghost stories but stories written in different centuries. Compare and contrast the two stories paying close attention to the style, structure and language need.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

"The Red Room" and "Farthing House" are both ghost stories but stories written in different centuries. Compare and contrast the two stories paying close attention to the style, structure and language need. In this essay I will be comparing and contrast How Susan Hill's "Farthing House" and HG Wells "The Red Room" use different techniques to tell a conclusion. The two stories are from two different time period therefore there will be differences. Farthing House is from the 20th centaury and the red room is a pre 1914 stories. The story by Susan Hill "Farthing House" gave me an expression as I first read the story. I thought that it's weird and moving on towards confusing the reader but the genre within the first few paragraph is a women traveling back in time therefore it gave me a mysterious feeling. The story "The Red Room" by HG Wells gave me a expression of tension and kept me captivated as this story was written to be read aloud. ...read more.

Middle

"Well," I said, "if I see anything tonight, I shall be so much the wiser. For I come to the business with an open mind." I believe the effect on the reader is having an impact which is positive reaction towards the speech. In "Farthing House "the narrator is not identifiable", if the narrator is a male or female. The social context that the narrator may or is the character and has an aunt " Addy" and lives 200miles from "Farthing House". The personality of the narrator suggests that the narrator is imaginative as he/she is thinking lying in hotel bed and is thinking about the past. "......................................................................................" I think the narrator is the main actor who we have not found a name or a description of her. I think this because she is the person who is telling the story. I think the narrator of "The Red Room" is the character as the writer uses the words "I said" "said the men" etc. "The Red Room" does give evidence if the narrator is a male, it does not give us an introduction to the situation. ...read more.

Conclusion

is. In "The Red Room " the situation is present as if the audience are not involve but the narrator uses the sounds of words to build the imagery. This involves the reader to read aloud to an audience to give that feeling of imagery. The narrator thinks he is or belongs to a more modern theme than the old people. "They seemed to belong to another age, an older age, an age when things spiritual were different from this of ours,..." The effect of the quotation seems that the narrator is arrogant, narrow minded and stubborn However the narrator sets out on his thought and his own mission. ". The long, draughty, subterranean passage was chilly and dusty, and my candles flared and made the shadows cower and quiver." The narrator shows his salts as a hard tough and big headed person. The narrator gets parrnowned over. The situation in "Farthing House" is brought to a conclusion with a finish to the mysterious case. As I started to read it was complicated to understand but you would not thought that the story would be a different ending or conclusion. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE H.G. Wells section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE H.G. Wells essays

  1. The Time Machine and the Sound of Thunder are both science fiction stories. Their ...

    scared because this is a very important part to the story line. On page 95 the man behind the desk says "'sign this release. Anything happens to you, we're not responsible'" Eckels response to this is "trying to scare me!"

  2. Mystery stories- Pre 1914 prose

    The title "The Red Room" uses the word 'red' effectively as it is evocative of blood. "Room" is singular and suggests the creepy threat of the room, the two words put together describes a room with an eerie sense about because of the reference to it being red.

  1. The red room, the stollen bacillus and the inexperienced ghost

    a logical story, in which is believable or leaves the reader in bewilderment of whether Clayton is actually telling the through or not. But at the end we left with a type of cliff-hanger because the reader doesn't know if Claytons death was related to supernatural activity or his simply

  2. The Red Room and The Monkey's Paw(Compare and Contrast)

    says "beastly, slushy, out-of-the-way places to live in, this is the worst". This suggests that the place where the characters are located is a horrible place to live and that they don't want to live there. The surroundings outside the parlour affect the reader by telling them that the family

  1. Pre 1914 Prose Fiction - Stories of Mystery

    The narrator's aural hallucinations send shivers down the reader's spine, for what sane man believes he can hear a dead man's heartbeat? He is so sure that the noise he can hear is not inside his head, 'I found that the noise was not within my ears' 12, and he

  2. Gothic Horror stories. The three stories are 'The Signalman' written by Charles Dickens in ...

    It is like this because it in a Lorraine castle which has three old people living in it, which means it would not be looked after or cleaned at all. This has the effect of making it creepy, spooky and scary.

  1. This essay is going to illustrate how 'The red room' by H.G Wells and ...

    On several occasions he reassures himself by a perpetual scrutiny of the room. He states; "I resolved to make a systematic examination of the place at once, and dispel the fanciful suggestion of its obscurity before they can obtain a hold upon me."

  2. Choose three characters from different stories. Compare their experiences.

    Had it have not been for the boy's overpowering eyes, he may have been able to commit the murder in a way that made it seem like an accident. More tension is added as we are led to imagine the murder itself, but it may show the man was not quite himself, but influenced by something beyond his control.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work