Compare And Contrast Lamb To The Slaughter And The Signalman

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Initially, both writers in the story of Lamb to the Slaughter and The Signal Man are written in a gothic style and suspense is created through the use of language devices. In The Signalman written by Charles Dickens, the author himself uses sensory, effects and adjectives to build suspense likewise in The Lamb to the Slaughter written by Roald Dahl, the author uses figurative language, dramatic irony and most importantly insanity which bring in the suspense to the story. Both writers creates suspense in Lamb to the Slaughter and The Signalman is also by the tension throughout the story where in The Signalman, it is a traditional literature where it tends to be more elitist while in the Lamb to the Slaughter, it is a contemporary literature where it mixes up the conventions in a very unexpected ways. Alternatively, in the traditional literature of The Signalman, Dickens uses the idea of the supernatural to contrast a gothic feeling towards the readers. Furthermore, Dickens creates the setting in a complex way to bring in tension for the reader so that they can intellect that something is happening. For instance, “Halloa! Below There!” this extract gives an eerie and bizarre effect to give the evidence of uncertainty as the narrator call out to somebody giving the readers a time to speculate on who could the narrator be calling out to. Dickens describes his characters in a down to earth, enigmatic and inexplicable sort of way to generate the idea of suspense throughout the
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