The Red Room

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The Red Room

  1. 1. <ul><li>Victorian Ghost Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how writers create a strange and </li></ul><ul><li>frightening experience for the reader in </li></ul><ul><li>three different Victorian ghost stories. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Victorian Ghost Stories </li></ul><ul><li>The Red Room </li></ul><ul><li>The Monkey’s Paw </li></ul><ul><li>Tell Tale Heart </li></ul>
  3. 3. Section one. Meeting the old people. <ul><li>Pages 43-44 </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on how the following adds to the fear and suspense in the story: </li></ul><ul><li>How the opening of the story grabs the reader’s attention </li></ul><ul><li>How the response of the man with the withered arm to the narrator creates tension and suspense </li></ul><ul><li>How the old man increase the tension through what he repeatedly says </li></ul><ul><li>How the author creates a feeling of tension and fear through his description of the second old man in paragraph 7, and of all the old people in paragraph 11 </li></ul><ul><li>The fact that the author does not even mention the haunted room until paragraph 12 </li></ul><ul><li>How the old people’s reaction to him mentioning the room adds to the tension? (paragraph 13-17) </li></ul><ul><li>How the description of his journey to the room makes the castle appear gothic? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Section two. On the way to the red room. <ul><li>Page 45 </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on how the following adds to the fear and suspense in the story: </li></ul><ul><li>What the narrator thinks about the old people he has met and how this adds to the reader’s fear (paragraph 27) </li></ul><ul><li>How the writer makes the corridor seem frightening </li></ul><ul><li>How the writer shows the narrator is becoming increasingly frightened (paragraph 28 and 29) </li></ul><ul><li>What the narrator tells us happened to the young duke, and how this adds to the sense of fear? </li></ul><ul><li>How effectively the writer uses the darkness and shadows to add to the frightening atmosphere? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Section three. Inside the red room. <ul><li>Pages 46-9 </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on how the following adds to the fear and suspense in the story: </li></ul><ul><li>How the narrator tries to get rid of the darkness in the room </li></ul><ul><li>Why the narrator decides to find even more candles </li></ul><ul><li>How the narrator initially reacts to the candles going out </li></ul><ul><li>How he reacts when even the fire suddenly goes out </li></ul><ul><li>How the language used in these paragraphs adds to the sense of the narrator’s rising fear and panic? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Section four. The morning after. <ul><li>Comment on how the following adds to the fear and suspense in the story: </li></ul><ul><li>How the mood has suddenly changed in paragraph 38 </li></ul><ul><li>How the old man has changed </li></ul><ul><li>What the narrator tells the old people is the worst thing about the red room </li></ul>

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