Development of Setting and Suspense in The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy

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Development of Setting and Suspense in The Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy

The author of this story is Thomas Hardy. The storyis set in the 19th century in a very close society. It is a rural setting in Wessex.

The story follows a couple that have been divoreced but had a child along time before. The man of this couple gets married, the old

girlfriend attacks the new wife, Gertrude Lodge, and she received a mark or scar on her arm from where she was attacked in her

dream by the new wife. As the mark on her arm got worse tthey had to go see a conjourer Rhoda Brook is the old girlfriend of farmer Lodges son. She is a very quiet person who hasn't got alot of money. I know this because she has old
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I think that the way Thomas Hardy develops suspence by makin the weather dark which gives you a sense that there is something evil in the village.

The Redroom

The Red Room is Written by H.G.Wells in 1896. It is set in an old house called Lorraine Castle. The story is about a man who goes to Lorraine castle to have a look in a room called the red room, which is supposedly haunted the last person that entered the room died before even getting in the room. The main character in the story is the man who looks in the red room, throughout the story we are never told his name he is always reffered to as the young man which adds to the suspense of the story. You also do not get the names of any other characters and you are not propperly introduced to any of them, which makes it very eiry when you are very much inside the story with strangers as such, it also adds to the mystery of the house.

Wells' story is the most recent of the three yet the choices that he made in it contents and setting deliberately bestow on it an almost timeless quality. H even makes clear how acient and old-fashioned everything in the castle is. Unlike Dickens and Conan Doyle inthe other two stories, Wells did not wish this story to be linked with the periodin which he wrote it, so that he could explor the ageless nature of fear itself. There are consequently very few references which place
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