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Laura Buckingham 10s The Red Room By HGWells How does the writer create and build tension in this ghost story The writer immediately creates a sense of mystery by the title Red Room Instantly it makes the reader ask questions What is the Red Room This introduces the tension as red could be connected with danger fear or maybe even blood The title makes the reader want to continue reading urging the reader to find the answers and explanations to the mystery already built up The first line is direct and straight to the point in telling the reader that this is a ghost story The writer opens the short story with I can assure you said I that it will take a very tangible ghost to frighten me The young man is portrayed as a very confident fearless character a non-believer in ghosts or spiritual figures I assume this by the use of the word tangible The mood is being built up here by the word ghost giving an eerie atmosphere already in the story When I read the word ghost I immediately recollect the classical ghost story images setting the typical horror story scene in my mind of the castle and what to expect The main character the young man is referred to in first person narration this gives a sense of mystery in its self Making the reader think that he is and the part he has to connect him with this castle In the opening page the writer builds extreme tension in his description of the elderly people HGWells cleverly creates a spooky atmosphere in the way he introduces the old people into the story Instead of introducing by names they are introduced by an inhuman gruesome feature of their appearance said the man with the withered arm By not giving the characters names the effect is the sense of uncertainty which looms over the old inhuman characters Which
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