English Essay

Whistle and Ml come to you Susan Hill draws upon her knowledge of MR. Sesame’s short story ‘whistle and I’ll come’.

She chooses the same main character as James. Both skips and parking are men of a kind. They are both logical thinkers who at the beginning of both stories are totally dismissive of the supernatural. To them, what cannot be explained, cannot be believed. In addition both have traveled form the familiarity of their homes to a new setting, which in both cases is by the shore.

The main characters are typically Victorian middle class men, both rebellions and both educated.They both work with measurement with parking its science whilst with skips it IS numbers and accounts. From the readers perspective when these men begin to accept that ghosts exist then it makes ghosts more credible.

The men talk in lengthy sentences and are not given to flights of fancy. Hill also uses the title of this short story as a chapter heading in her book. On both occasions the main character whistles and the unexpected happens. With parking it is the metal whistle found on the beach which is used whistle skips recalls spider, the dog.

Ghosts appear in the windows of Eel marsh house and parking guest house.They are on the first floor and in bedrooms on both occasions. Susan hill was obviously attracted to Sesame’s idea of the ghost watching the main character and plotting against them. Bleak House In the first chapter of bleak house Charles dickens repeated the word fog you can tell that Susan hill has read bleak house because in the first paragraph of her book the woman in black she also uses the word fog a lot.

Unlike most writers of the modern age Susan hill went back to writing like Victorians one f the most famous Victorian writers is Charles dickens she wrote long sentences with lots of punctuation just like Charles dickens.In bleak house it is set by the sea and it is very marshy because of that, and Susan hill copied that setting off Charles dickens also dickens uses words like pollution and misty to describe his setting hill does that as well she says miserable and evil smelling also the title of the book says a lot of things the title is bleak house from that you can tell that bleak things happen there just like the woman in black you can tell who the main character is going to be.Great expectations Where pip lives in great expectations is isolated and marshy because it is by the sea also the setting is in Victorian times when you look at Susan hills book the woman in black you would think that they were exact copies because Susan hill uses all of that from great expectations to put in her book.There is death in both books in great expectations when pip is running to the church he goes past nooses and he ends up in a graveyard and in the woman in black the woman in black is seen in a graveyard.

Unlike most writers of the modern age Susan hill went back to writing like Victorians one of the most ammos Victorian writers is Charles dickens she wrote long sentences with lots of punctuation just like Charles dickens.Both books think carefully about names in the woman in black nine lives causeway doesn’t sound nice neither does Eel marsh house also pip is a palindrome. There is also child characters in both like pip, pips actual name is Philip but when he was a child all he could say was pip and that’s what he became known as. The child character in the woman in black is the child of Arthur and Stella and his name is Joseph but he got killed by the woman in black.