Moiez Mohammed 11B English Coursework 5/2/2007
G.C.S.E Coursework For Wide Reading
I think that the most effective story was “The Call” because it is more understandable and easy than the “The Old Nurse’s Story” and it was written in 1989 and it is modern and set up in North England. The old nurse’s story is confusing and hard to understand because of the language used, it was written in 1852 and it’s in the old Victorian times. But it’s been really exciting and enjoyable. The call is not really exciting and it just a normal story and its not enjoyable and it makes you board and because the ghost is just talking on the phone, you just don’t get to see him/her. However the tension is built up by the phone calls. In “The Old Nurse’s Story” when the house was on fire the tension was built up. Both of these stories are ghostly genre.
In “The Old Nurse’s Story” the storyteller was the nurse. And in “The Call” the storyteller was the security man of the Samaritans.
Tension Built Up: When the ghost was talking on the phone to Meg and Geoff and the six phone calls. ‘Why do you think he’s going to kill me?’ The weather in “The Call” was another thing that made the tension built up. It was cold, snowy and isolated. ‘ Christ I’m so cold’ (and the fog is coming down).