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'The Red Room' is a nineteenth century short story written by H.G Wells
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'The Red Room' is a nineteenth century short story written by H.G Wells (Herbert George) (1866-1946) English author and political philosopher, most famous for his science fiction romances that variously depict alien invasion, terrifying future societies, and transformed states of being.
The Red Room is based upon the Gothic genre it is concerned with the myths in a haunted room in Lorraine Castle. The leading role is giving to a self-confident young man who is not supercilious about ghosts and believes he is not easily frightened. He says 'I can assure you that it will take a very tangible ghost to frighten me'. As the story unravels it is his pride that causes his downfall. In the Red Room we never find out the entire character's name.
H.G Wells builds up suspense so that the reader remains interested in the story. He does this by building up the tension all the way until the young man gets to the room. The things the young man says in the first paragraph makes us, the readers see that the young man is going to stay in the room for the whole night and come up unharmed.
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