The Red Room Hg Wells Analysis

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H.G. Wells, a renowned British writer, is widely known for his science fiction compositions, many of which are now popular movies. Often referred to as “The Father of Science Fiction,” Wells “possesses a unique talent for creating disturbances, and it is to this talent, rather than to his undoubted literary genius, that he owes his immense reputation” (Priestly 89). His most notable novels include The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, and The War of the Worlds. “The Red Room,” “The Door in the Wall,” “The Empire of the Ants,” “The Valley of Spiders,” “The Flying Man,” and “The Star” consist of six short stories written by Wells. Within these short stories, H.G. Wells illustrates similar themes and literary devices while exploiting his unique…show more content…
Gothic themes often emerge in his short stories, producing a dark and gruesome tone. Gloomy and supernatural events mold the suspense and terror necessary to entertain an audience or reader. The thrill, suspense, and unknown morph the intensity in Wells’ short stories while giving the writings a specific texture. “The Red Room” contains gothic themes due to the presence of supernatural components. In this story, a cynical adult attempts to prove that ghosts do not exist by visiting a supposedly haunted room. After entering the dark and sinister room, the main character notices the constant extinguishing of the flamed candles he previously lit. He begins to display signs of paranoia and fear. In the end, the man concludes that he now believes in ghosts after the incident. He claims that the demon of fear itself dwells in the red…show more content…
Wells illustrates similar themes and literary devices while exploiting his unique writing style to tie these works together. “The Red Room,” “The Door in the Wall,” “The Empire of the Ants,” “The Valley of Spiders,” “The Flying Man,” and “The Star” consist of his most recognizable short stories. These literary compositions explore the mind and the imagination of man. This “Father of Science Fiction” invokes the reader with suspense, fear, and enjoyment. H.G. Wells leaves the readers in awe of his artistic style and captivates the wondrous imaginations of those who read his stories. His prolific writings enable the understanding of the vastness of the universe and the knowledge thereof. It is perhaps for this reason that he remains one of the most prominent science fiction writers of all
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