Staplehurst rail crash

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  • Theme Of The Signalman And The Signalman

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    In Gothic Literature, writers are able to choose between traditional and contemporary. This style of writing typically relates back to fiction that gives an atmosphere of uncertainty by featuring horror, death, curses or the supernatural. In “The Signalman” written by Charles Dickens, we can depict that his writing falls under the category of traditional gothic literature as he chooses to stress the fear of the unknown- whether it be the setting or the supernatural. On the contrary, Roald Dahl who

  • Examples Of Suspense In The Signalman

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    Gothic literature, both traditional and contemporary can create suspense. It originated in England in the second half of the half 18th Century and had success in the 19th Century. In traditional gothic literature the story is more traditional as it is written in 19th Century such as Charles Dickens ‘The Signalman’. It was written in 1866. Dickens conveys the story to the readers by using an unfamiliar, isolation and supernatural themes. On the other hand, contemporary gothic literature is different

  • The Ways Dickens Creates Mystery and Suspense in The Signalman

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    'The Signalman' by Charles Dickens, also known as 'No1 Branchline', is part of the collection of short railway stories that are included in 'Mugby Junctions', published in 1866. These stories appear to have been written post the tragic Staplehurst, Kent train crash, in which Dickens was involved, but escaped unhurt. Following the accident, Dickens suffered from what we would call today, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This may have contributed to the reflective and supernatural nature of 'The

  • Charles Dickens Contributions

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    Introduction, Charles John Huffam Dickens; (7 February 1812-9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity. School-jobs, Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left