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Using two or three stories, demonstrate how the writers produce a supernatural feeling in their tales?

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Khuram Akram 10T Using two or three stories, demonstrate how the writers produce a supernatural feeling in their tales? In the following essay, I intend to compare two stories, The Red Room by H.G.Wells and The Monkey's Paw by W.W.Jacobs. I will explain and analyse the way in which the writers have used up supernatural feeling. Firstly, the introductions of the two stories are quite similar. The Monkeys Paw begins with a description of the atmosphere. "Without, the night was cold and wet, but in the small parlour of Laburnum Villa the blinds were drawn and the fire burned brightly." The opening line of The Monkey's Paw is straight to the point and wastes no time in getting to the point. ...read more.

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The description of the road outside also gives the story a dark and dangerous edge to it, even though the story is still in its early stages. The opening line of The Red Room is very similar to that of The Monkey's Paw. "'I can assure you,' said I, 'that it will take a very tangible ghost to frighten me.'" H.G.Wells is straight to the point and also wastes no time to introduce the reader to the story. The very first line has a supernatural device inserted into it, and the subject of ghosts has already popped up in the very first line. Because it is a short story, H.G.Wells does not waste time in adding irrelevant information. ...read more.

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The author is over-exaggerating the appearance of this man in order to create supernatural feeling. The author repeats the word 'more' a few times. This also creates a supernatural feeling in the story and the word 'more' emphasis the appearance of the old man. W.W.Jacobs also uses characters to introduce more supernatural feeling into the story. "At the third glass his eyes got brighter, and he began to talk...and spoke of wild scenes and doughty deeds..." The man who entered the house is bringing supernatural feeling into the story by telling the family about the extraordinary powers that the Monkey's Paw contains. His eyes open wide as he talks about his horrific experiences and his voice quivers as he gives them a warning. Both stories have supernatural devices, and they are very similar. The supernatural device can be referring to sound, touch, sight and many more. ...read more.

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