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The Red Room

             Wells convey the experience of fear in the red room?.
             The Red Room is a gothic horror story written by H.G.Wells.
             In the story he described how the red room is haunted but a young man doesn't believe it, in the end narrator discover that the red room is truly haunted. .
             Firstly, to convey fear the writer described the surroundings very ghostly. "The chilly, echoing passage" described the environment is very dark, damp and cold. It creates fear, suspense and builds up tension. This passage is the beginning of growing fear of the young man: "Gave me the impression of someone crouching to waylay me".
             The writer did not visually describe a ghost, but made it invisible. It creates even more fear and suspense. "The shadow I have feared and fought against returned, and crept in against me" The young man cannot see what he was fighting against that made him confused and frightened.
             Also, at the beginning of the story, the writer described three other characters: Man with withered arm, an old women and a man with shade. "A monstrous shadow of him crouched upon the wall and mocked his action as he poured the drink." By describing the man with shade "monstrous" that made him more mysterious, and the place more fearsome.
             The young man at the beginning was very confident in himself that ghost and supernatural things doesn't exist "'Eight-and-twenty years,' said I, I have lived, never a ghost I have seen yet.'" But he begins to panic as he saw the surroundings. "Then, with my hand in the pocket that held my revolver, I advanced" Soon panic became fear as all weird things started to happen "'Steady on' I said. These candles are wanted,' speaking with a half-hysterical facetiousness" In the end fear defeated him, and he tried to escape it: "Then I think I must have staggered my feet. I know I thought suddenly of the moonlit corridor, and, with my head bowed and my arms over my face, made a run for the door".
             Last of all, the writer creates fear by using repetition in the speech.

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