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  • The Signalman
    • The one about a man meeting a railway signalman who sees a spectre before death occurs
    • The story's climax is the signalman's untimely death
    • We are invited learn about the signalman's life, which helps create sympathy for the character
      • However, we are  told nothing about the narrator himself
    • Focus on the 1st person narrative
      • Allows Dickens to manipulate the reader's feelings
      • explores the classic gothic themes of mystery and suspense
      • Allows a link to be created between the beginning and the ending of the story


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