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Write a comparative essay about ‘The Red Room’ by H.G Wells And ‘The Signalman’ by Charles Dickens

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Write a comparative essay about 'The Red Room' by H.G Wells And 'The Signalman' by Charles Dickens The story 'The Red Room' by H.G Wells is about a man who visits a castle and wants to enter 'The Red Room. He believes the spirits of his predecessors are there. He is warned not to enter but does. He becomes scared of 'Fear'. The story 'The Signalman' is about a man who meets a signalman who is having trouble with life. He claims to have premonitions of future events. The man is shocked when he realises that the signalman was seeing future events that led to his own death. In this essay I am comparing the two stories mentioned above and will conclude by summing up the differences and similarities in both stories. ...read more.


'' And so much cold wind rushed through it, That it struck chill to me, as if I had left The natural world'' Both stories contain some sort of human premonitions. In ''The Red Room'' the old man warns him before he enters the room. The old man repeats '' its your own choosing'' on four different occasions, almost to say there is danger ahead. But the man does not take this as forewarning. He thinks the old people are '' Trying to enhance the spiritual terrors of Their house by their droning insistence'' In both stories the author creates loneliness. But the loneliness is slightly different in the stories. In ''The Red Room'' loneliness is illustrated by the fact the man is on his own without companions in the red room. ...read more.


This is shown by the way the author describes the signalman's ''So little sunlight ever found that spot'' I think for me H.G Wells builds up tension much better than Charles Dickens. I think this because I could feel the tension building in the red room. I could not feel this in the signalman. I conclude that ''The Signalman'' and ''The Red Room'' are not similar at all. The only similarity I could find was the in the way both stories are supernatural. Apart from that they are not similar at all. I think this because the two men in the story are in two completely different situations. In ''The Red Room'' the man is scared and very lonely person. He is scared of ''fear'', which he created himself in the first place. The other man is just more mystified than scared. The signalman was only scared for the future, but he did not know his fate. By Adnan Younis ...read more.

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