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"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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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