The lady in black represents the conventional Victorian ideal of the widowed woman . She does not embark on a life of independence after fulfilling her duties as a wife; instead, she devotes herself to the memory of her husband and, through religion, to his departed soul.
The character of Jennet Humfrye appears throughout the story as a ghost: a woman in black. Every time she is seen, a child in the village dies. She appears to Arthur Kipps at Alice Drablow’s funeral, later at Eel Marsh House and again at the end in the park before the accident that kills Stella and Joseph.
Fear is a human response to the threat of danger or harm. Later, when Arthur sees the woman outside Eel Marsh House, his knees tremble and his flesh creeps with fear . We see how Arthur is transformed throughout the story by his fear .
But, because she was unmarried when she became pregnant, she was forced to give her child to her sister. Jennet Humfrye.
|Jennet Humfrye/The Woman in Black|
|Played by||Pauline Moran (1989), Liz White (2012)|
|Cause of death||Hanged herself in the nursery of the Eel Marsh House (Suicide)|
The plot , set in early 20th-century England, follows a young recently widowed lawyer who travels to a remote village where he discovers that the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorising the locals.
It’s Christmas Eve and Arthur is at home with Esmé and her children when the boys begin telling ghost stories. Eventually he rejoins the party, but not before deciding to write down the story of what happened to him when he went to Crythin Gifford so many years ago. And now the real story begins.
Later on, she drank lye when her mother wasn’t home because the Woman in Black made her and when Arthur asked about it, she coughed up blood, fell into Arthur’s arms, and died. It remains unkown what happened to her brother as they aren’t seen after Victoria’s death. Drank lye and coughed up blood.
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She draws on sounds in particular to unsettle the reader and create an unnerving sense of place. She uses a first-person narrator in the form of Arthur Kipps, drawing the reader in closer to the action. This increases the tension .
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The Woman in Black is a 1983 horror novel by Susan Hill, written in the style of a traditional Gothic novel. The plot concerns a mysterious spectre that haunts a small English town. A television film based on the story , also called The Woman in Black , was produced in 1989, with a screenplay by Nigel Kneale.
Beautifully restored to a cinema-quality print, and finally available for all to see, Herbert Wise’s The Woman in Black can now take its rightful place as one of the greatest and scariest British horror films of all time. And arguably one of the most influential.