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The Demon Lover The SignalmenGhost stories are a special and enjoyable type of literature in which a reader creates a feeling of suspense The reason for this being is that the writer chooses to end the story without a resolution By doing this it makes a reader look into their imagination and make their own resolution Two ghost stories that do this are The Demon Lover written by Elizabeth Bowen and The Signalmen written by Charles Dickens In these two ghost stories there are many distinct similarities and differences to compare and contrast Through examining the plot structure and the method of suspense readers can clearly see these similarities and differencesThe similarity that both of these stories share is that they have the same plot structure Plots deal with the events that make up a story Plots in a sentence build up a conflict until it reaches a climax In the Demon Lover the plot is a woman that makes a promise to her demon lover that she cannot keep and marries another man The climax of this story is that this lover returns years later to take her away from her loved ones In The Signalmen the plot is about a railroad employee that is being haunted by a ghost The result of this haunting kills an innocent man trying to work at this job Also the plot of a ghost story is built around supernatural elements events beyond the normal order of things In The Demon Lover the supernatural element is the demon lover himself This man comes back into her life after many years and just decides to ruin it In The Signalmen the element is the ghost that was haunting the signalmen When the ghost was screaming to him all that time little did he know that it was going to be himself who was going to die As a result these representations of the conflict climax and supernatural events
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