Essays Tagged: "Ghost story"

"Smee" by A. M. Burrage

ring. Although some stories that are predicable tend to be boring, it is a not a case for 'Smee', a ghost story, where it's predictability builds suspense; thus making the story interesting and fright ...

(2 pages) 28 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

Bertina DukeGrahamEnglish 102April 17, 2003The Resurrection of Feminism in "The Yellow Wallpaper"Ghost stories often contain mystery and confusion; however, the mystery of the ghost story is, is th ... often contain mystery and confusion; however, the mystery of the ghost story is, is the narrator a ghost or a character in the story. In "The Yellow Wallpaper," Charlotte Perkins Gilman decides to wr ...

(3 pages) 291 0 3.9 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Toni Morrison's traditions of the Ghost Story.

Discuss how Beloved revises and renews the tradition of the ghost storyBeloved is a ghostly novel. There is a question though, as to whether the character of Be ... he character of Beloved is a ghost at all and if she is whether she falls into the African-American ghost genre or the classic Gothic ghost of American folk horror. There is evidence in the novel to s ... the novel to support all three theories. Whether or not Beloved is actually the reincarnation of a ghost does not change the fact that she has a haunting effect on the novel as a whole and in many wa ...

(7 pages) 77 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Red Room" by H.G.Wells.

Laura Buckingham 10sThe Red RoomBy H.G.WellsHow 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 ... dy 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 ...

(25 pages) 55 0 3.7 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

What Makes the Woman in Black a Successful Ghost Story? Deals with the location, atmosphere, writing style etc.

What Makes the Woman in Black a Successful Ghost Story?The Woman in Black by Susan Hill, is indeed a successful ghost story, but what makes it ... eemingly calm individual fly off the handle in such a way, after an innocent rendition of fictional ghost stories by his stepchildren. This outburst, being just one of the not-so-subtle scenes from ea ... start of the book, Kipps has been lied to, and To create an appropriate atmosphere in which a good ghost story could take place, the author uses a series of truly uncommon place-names, such as 'Gapem ...

(6 pages) 43 0 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Is the reader expected to view the signalman's account of events as reliable in Charles Dickens' story "The Signalman"?

The story "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens, is a ghost story set by a railway line. Dickens writes the story in the 1st person, as if he himself is m ... our decision to accept or question his account. If you accept his version of events, the story is a ghost story full of tragic disasters and vague warnings. If you question him, the story becomes a ps ...

(3 pages) 38 0 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Consider how the monster is portrayed In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the Two film versions of Frankenstein

g the dead back to life.It was in the summer of 1816 when Mary Shelly was set the task of writing a ghost story that the novel 'Frankenstein' came about. Mary and her lover Percy Shelley visited Lord ...

(18 pages) 123 0 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Turn of the Screw -- Book Report

of the Screw, written by Henry James, is a psychological thriller that could also fall within the 'ghost story' tradition.The Turn of the Screw is complex in that the 'action' is several degrees remo ... e children's "conspiracy" with evil spirits.The governess begins to worry that the children see the ghosts, and that they have been "corrupted." There is a strange incident when Miles wanders outside ...

(5 pages) 54 0 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Ghost Story - creative writing

Ghost Story As a professor of seven years, I have heard many-a-tale, and been a fierce scepti ...

(6 pages) 45 0 4.7 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"Frankenstein"- Evolution

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley took part in a not so commonplace "contest". The contestwas to write a ghost story. The outcome was Frankenstein; what is considered today to be aclassic, one of the first ...

(8 pages) 64 3 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Red Rooms Creative Devices

Readers have certain expectations of a ghost story, they expect a well constructed atmosphere and obvious tension .H.G Wells does this skil ... ystery causing us to wonder what she is thinking about The setting is described as old, chilly, and ghostly, even though there is no spectre we are tricked into thinking there is something eerie about ... is no spectre we are tricked into thinking there is something eerie about the place when really no ghost is there. Also the "long, draughty, subterranean passage was chilly and dusty " is an effectiv ...

(4 pages) 398 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Roman Religion

Wide Reading Coursework for GCSE English Language and Literature.Ghost Stories from the 19th and 20th Century.From your reading, what have you learnt about what make ... rom the 19th and 20th Century.From your reading, what have you learnt about what makes a successful ghost story? How effective do you find the two stories we have read and why? To start off with I wil ... nd the two stories we have read and why? To start off with I will explain what I think makes a good ghost story then I shall analyse each one and say if they match the criteria and whether they are ef ...

(15 pages) 5 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Exploring how HG Wells created an atmosphere of fear and tension in 'The red room'

tle of the story I will look at in this assignment is “The Red Room” by HG Wells. It is a ghost story, written in 1896. HG Wells uses elements from the gothic genre to enhance the sinister a ... c and terror.HG Wells uses the very first sentences to establish that “The Red Room” is a ghost story. “It will take a very tangible ghost to frighten me” this shows the reader tha ...

(7 pages) 6 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Suppression of Women

4). Her suspicion occurs early on appearing at first as misdirection meant to foreshadow a possible ghost story. She goes on to describe the most beautiful place, "There is a delicious garden… ...

(5 pages) 34 0 5.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Comparing tragedies (how to te

mories of the narrators.I would not consider "How to Tell a Ture War Sotry" and Death by Landscape" ghosts sotries. My understnatding of a ghost story is a haunting of someone or something. Both stori ...

(2 pages) 392 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparing Tragedies (How to Te

mories of the narrators.I would not consider "How to Tell a Ture War Sotry" and Death by Landscape" ghosts sotries. My understnatding of a ghost story is a haunting of someone or something. Both stori ...

(2 pages) 357 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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ow he has been haunted and how he has suffered for years. He wonders if by writing it all down as a ghost story that perhaps then he can be free of the memory. But he then comes to the conclusion that ... e in such a way that suspense and anticipation of evil is felt, particularly at the sighting of the ghost of Jennet Humfrye."she was dressed in deepest black in the style of full mourning".Although Ki ...

(10 pages) 1377 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is a ghost novel written in a purposefully ambiguous way that opens the novel up to an open-ended approac ... te 19th century and early 20th century. Because of the murky manner in which Henry James wrote this ghost story, the psycho-analytic approach seems to fit in many circumstances in the novel. James see ... be conniving, deceitful little imps that live only to become corrupted and debased by the nefarious ghosts of Quint and Miss Jessel. In a psychoanalytic reading, sexual symbols and motifs are sprinkle ...

(5 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Mary Shelley and the Novel That Revolutionized Lit

is, the novel "Frankenstein", written by Mary Shelley, was at first written in intention of being a ghost story; a science fiction novel. A story of bringing someone from the dead, back to life, which ... ithout caution. And take responsibility for you're actions. An apt lesson, it also made for a great ghost story.

(6 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparing & Contrasting: Cambodians & Filipinos

ys and split their friendship.In the Filipino culture there are also many beliefs. Superstition and ghosts are also a main belief in the Philippines. One of the known folktale ghost story is called th ...

(2 pages) 17 0 3.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays