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Shakespear used similar types of imagery and words, such as "rank" and "sick" throughout Hamlet that keeps reminding the reader of what's going on. From the beginning rotten state of Denmark, to the later infection of poison of most all of the main characters, the disease theme affected everyone in the story.
In the words of Maclachlan, For us it may seem naïve that he was content to be identified with his fiction, and his fictional hero, but at the time such an identification offered a new way of reading and new ways of seeing the world and the individual’s place in it, however disturbing that might be. The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings.
This similarity perhaps reveals well why ghost stories involve an encounter between the higher and lower social orders. This consideration may also help to lay a fundamental background why many ghost stories involve an encounter between the higher and the lower social orders and why prostitution is the last resolution to survival.
Gregory E. Smoak, ghost dances and identity, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008), 154. When contact was made with indigenous peoples, Europeans discovered that the languages of the indigenous peoples did not include words for religion or for God as Europeans understood these concepts.
As they are ghost stories, this is a must because it is all about suspense, intrigue and apprehension, mystery creates this. “The Signal-man” is an unusual and curious ghost story as it leads you to think that The Signal-man is the ghost and therefore you do not trust him which makes you as the reader feel uneasy.
Below there” this may not seem to be anything right at the start but later we find out that these are the exact words that the ghost has used to get the signalman’s attention. The story of “The signalman” was a very popular story when it was written, because at the time it was written it was very modern because the steam train was a very new inventi...
Homers masterpiece has survived thousands of years because just like Odysseus, a good story never dies. Through out the epic poem his character remains stead fast and noble almost the entire time.
In conclusion, both stories are seen to have created suspense and tension in innovative ways but it is probably the endings of these two stories which are the most interesting. This is similar in The Signalman, where Dickens constantly hints that the ghost is real and adds to the suspense and tension by making the signalman, who claims there to be a...
I come from a modern country, where we have everything that money can buy; and with all our spry young fellows painting the Old World red, and carrying off your best actors and prima-donnas, I reckon that if there were such a thing as a ghost in Europe, we’d have it at home in a very short time in one of our public museums, or on the road as a show....
This plot is also similar to many of Dickens short ghost stories. The similarity in the endings between the two stories is that the main character is killed or becomes a ghost.
Ghost stories will always be liked because readers are comforted by the suggestion that there isn’t just a void after death and that there is something afterwards. For example in The Red Room the ‘ghost’ doesn’t have a physical form, its just a force whereas in Farthing house the ghost takes the form of a young woman.
Dangled and drooped is pretty clear to relate to ghost and the word lolling means to recline in a relaxed way, which is talking about the ghost motion. In the line “roots ripe as old bait” (7) Roethke is not talking about roots of the vegetables but is referring to the ghost.
Using this word also emphasizes the horror and shock of the moment as she realizes that she has just had a confrontation with a ghost. The use of this word to describe her reaction gives the moment an almost ghostly image as the sound of a shriek is often placed with a tormented ghost.
However, each character is very different and thus cannot be said to be ‘typical of ghost stories’. In ”The axe’ the story comes to a climax at the end with the man locking himself in his office and the ghost of Singlebury in the other room.
To me, the most effective story, was ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’, I enjoyed this story because it was different to other ghost stories that I have previously read, as it gave a stranger perspective because of the way that it was told. In my opinion, the technique that was most effective was Unseen Terror, because I believe that it is the most needed techn...
This can be told by the way it is written, because in this generation, gothic, old-fashioned ghost stories don’t provide the same scary excitement that stories like the ‘Red Room’ provided in the late 1800’s, so newer methods of mystifying our generation of readers have been developed by people like Susan Hill. Two things that both stories have in c...
In the closing stages the man in ‘The Red Room’ manages badly the supposed ghost and so was mentally and physically broken down as a result of the intense darkness, his belief in that ghost do not exist. It is also very rare to find a friendly ghost and in most ghost stories there is normally someone who disbelieves in ghosts and later finds that a ...
I am comparing and contrasting two short stories from before 1900 and after 1900 and how each story is written to create an atmosphere and how the authors have presented their stories. The appearance of the ghost does not seem so dramatic and drastic and the woman does not seem afraid by the ghost.
I have learnt that the Victorian societies enjoyed gothic and believing in ghosts in those days I think that the stories that I have read would have been very scary horror stories not so scary now but for the 19th century they most have been involved into ghosts and eerie things. Napoleon and the spectre is the least favourite as its not scary and i...
Look out”, just like the ghost would say he must have been intrigued that the ghost from the tunnel was trying to contact him. Before the end of the story the narrator is on his way to see the signalman he saw “a man with his sleeve across his eyes, passionately waving his right arm”, this links back to the description of the ghost from the beginnin...
The narrator tries to dismiss the idea of a ghost as actually just ‘Fear’ that is only in the minds of the people who enter the room. When he is asked if it is a ghost that is present in the room, he replies that ‘there is no ghost there at all’.
The concept of ghost was borrowed by Masamune Shirow from an essay on structuralism by Arthur Koestler, The Horse in the Locomotive (original title: The Ghost in the Machine). In Ghost in the Shell, Kusanagi fully reproduces the stimuli of all his organs in order to retain his ghost.
In the time that the two stories were written, . Usually in a ghost story there is a typical dark and gloomy setting .
This is a ghost which freezes the presence around him with his ‘death cold eyes’ and his ‘chilling influence’, he is cold, like his life. The first supernatural being to visit Scrooge is the ghost of Jacob Marley – Scrooge’s deceased working partner.
The idea of listening to a ghost story is to be scared. Ghost stories are supposed to contain mysterious events, ghosts, and supernatural occurrences.
The reason for the different methods of creating suspense may be due to the fact that the stories have been published a ling time before and after each other and during the lengthy period of time in between the two stories the techniques used to create ghost stories have changed inevitably. The story is also told in country folk style, which again m...
The storyteller also told me of another ghost. She emphasized certain words and talked at length about the stories.
Each time the signalman has seen the ghost; something tragic has taken place on the train line. This powerful word adds strength to the three adjectives that follow.
When Hamlet first hears of the ghost of his father, he knows that something is not right but does not believe there is unlawful activity, “all is not well; / I doubt some foul play” (I, ii, 259-260). Confrontation with his father’s ghost .
out to be a ghost, this is why every one is ignoring him. boring place, which is a typical setting for a ghost story .
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