The Red Room
The Red Room Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Fear is the central theme of "The Red Room." The narrator of the story challenges himself to spend a night in a supposedly haunted room. Everyone else is terrified of the red room, but he confident...
"The Red Room" is something of a ghost story – after all, it is about a young man’s stay in a haunted room – so the supernatural is certainly an important theme. The young man, (a...
Versions of Reality
One of the primary sources of the fear that overwhelms the narrator of "The Red Room" is his active imagination. Alone in the red room, he certainly begins to see "suggestive" things around him. Th...
Good vs. Evil
The narrative of "The Red Room" can be read as a classic good vs. evil story. More accurately, it could be seen as a battle of the forces of light against the powers of darkness. The nifty thing is...
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