(Waiting For) The Ghost Train

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  • Gothic Short Stories

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    Nothing of interest was in the room, only dimly lit candles and trunks of old, moth eaten clothes. She felt as if someone, or something, was watching her, waiting to drag me into the shadows. Then there it was it was she was unsure but almost certain it was a ghost. The ghost was a white cloud like figure and its eyes and mouth were as black as the night sky's. It was more silent than the grave it arose from, staring with heavy lidded eyes and a slack mouth..As Emily

  • Waiting In My Life

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    I am waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, and yes still waiting. I don't know how old i am anymore. My life is a never ending cycle that hasn't stopped spinning into a never ending spiral of nothingness. And yet, I remain within it. While there is little to no future in my daily cycle I find comfort in knowing what to expect, but I expect something unexpected. The clock chimes 12 so I rise from my bench and move to the bar for my daily drink. The right door hinge squeaks as I walk in. I pause

  • How Is Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

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    Witchcraft and Wizardry. It’s then that a house-elf from Hogwarts named Dobby proclaims that if Harry returns to Hogwarts, disastrous events will occur. Dobby’s warning proves to be accurate from the beginning when Harry and Ron miss the Hogwarts Express train and decide to fly to school in a blue Ford Anglia, but they have a crash landing in notorious Whomping Willow. But

  • The Great Gatsby Setting Analysis

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    The Valley of Ashes; so many of the characters strive to be more. For example, Myrtle actually lives in this bleak city, but she is determined to make it out. In the Text it says, “She smiled slowly and, walking through her husband as if he were a ghost, shook hands with Tom, looking him flush in the eye”(22). Myrtle knows Tom is wealthy and live in

  • Compare And Contrast Lamb To The Slaughter And The Signalman

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    idea of suspense throughout the story plus this gives the impression of a stereotypical character. Dickens creates suspense by describing the characters, for instance, the signalman is described as a disturbed man who presume that he is haunted by a ghost where he sees someone; the spectre at the red light which gives the evidence when the signalman said to the narrator, “I never saw his face. The left arm is across the face, and the right arm is waved. Violently waved. This way” and the way the signalman

  • Analysis of the Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart Essay

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    boyfriend to go find answers. At the very beginning of the story it takes place on a train. Natalie and Jonathan are running away from the supernatural demons, spirits, and ghost that seems to follow them everywhere they go. In the very beginning of the story Jonathan and Natalie are introduced as cousins. They were pretending to be cousins, so no one would suspect him as the kid who killed his family. Couple hours on the train and people began to recognize him. He noticed and switched from his english accent

  • The Valley Of Ashes In The Great Gatsby Analysis

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    narrates “The valley of ashes is bounded on one side by a small foul river, and when the drawbridge is up to let barges through, the passengers on waiting trains can stare at the dismal scene for as long as half an hour” (Fitzgerald, 24). The words “dismal scene” are a contrast to what the rich experience in their luxurious environment. Additionally, waiting “as long as half an hour” is uncommon for residents of East and West Egg. Another example of the disconnect of rich and poor occurs when Fitzgerald

  • Send It Out Blackhawk Analysis

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    Austin- Flash Matthew- Blackhawk Jadden- Arrow Aaron- Ghost Flash- 3 stun grenades, speed M4 Blackhawk- Drone, M4 Arrow- Crossbow, M14 Ghost- Invisibility Cloak (HARRY) , silenced footsteps.M4 Flash- a stun grenade deteriorates a humans brain for at least four seconds, 4 seconds is enough to kill. Blackhawk- a Blackhawk watches from above but attacks at an angle Arrow- they told me I’d never make the shot, proved them wrong. Ghost- I challenge the human senses; I usually come out on top OVER

  • The Signalman by Charles Dickens and The Red Room by H.G. Wells

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    where fear gets the better of him in a room which might not be haunted in the end. The other short story is “The Signalman” by Charles Dickens. In The signalman a man lives separated from the real world living a lonely life as a signal man at a train station and thinks he might be being visited by

  • A Comparison of The Signalman and The Red Room Essay

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    A Comparison of The Signalman and The Red Room The Signalman and the Red Room are well known examples of nineteenth century ghost stories. Write a critical comparison of these two stories. What do you consider to be their strengths and which of the stories do you enjoy the most. Charles Dickens and H.G. Wells were both living during the Victorian era. The many radical changes in this era tainted their writing. Both Wells and Dickens were against the social situation