Friday, March 15, 2019
Tension and Suspense in The Red Room by H.G. Wells :: English Literature
Tension and Suspense in The Red means by H.G. WellsIn H.G Wells The Red Room tightness and hesitancy are created throughthe characters, the plot and the setting. The setting is typical of chivalric and Victorian ghost stories. In these times there was noelectrical energy so use of candles for light created an eerie atmosphere.They had no modern applied science like televisions for entertainment sothey used books and story telling. Also tidy sum in Victorians timeswere less educated than we were now so they relied much on religionthan science which made them more gullible which adds to the suspenseas they were more likely to believe this story.Short stories usually put oneness over to start well to attract a subscribers fear and keep it throughout. The best way to do this is to beginwith an enticing take aim of tension and keep come alonging up throughout thestory. Wells uses literary techniques such as short clauses and goodword choice to build up the suspense.The story is based on three sexagenarian characters specimen a globe not to stayin the isolated blushing(a) room, but him being over confident that nothinghaunts the room, he goes and rest there over nighttime.Talk about connotations of colour in the deedThe characters build the suspense straight away as they do not tellthe man their names, which creates a lack of personalisation. It makesthe reader feel as if they are hiding something, and that maybe theyare subhuman. Also the description of severally of the old characters isabnormal. The old man is described with a dried-up develop which is afeature of horror which can create pictures in the readers mind ofpeculiar person.Decaying and yellow teeth are some(prenominal) phrases which implies a hugecontrast between the man and the old plenty. The man is young andconfident about going to the red room and he is also un-believing inghost. The old people are awkward to one anther and towards theman,with their gaunt silences, evident unfr iendliness. He willfear these old people and if the narrator feels uneasy so will thereader.The repetition of warnings is another calculate that creates suspense.Each of the characters warns the man repeatedly of the danger in theroom. The man with the withered arm repeats several times its yourown choosing The other old man shows his small and bright andinflamed eyes. His eyes are portray like fire, and fire is a symbolof danger. The young man once more sees another Glance of his red eyes.The old woman repeats this night of all nights.