What effect does the weather have on the characters in The Woman in Black? How does it makes the characters feel?

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The Woman in Black is a gothic novella written in 1983 by British author Susan Hill. It tells the story of a ghost which haunts a small seaside town.

Your question about the effect of the weather is an interesting one as author Susan Hill clearly used the weather as an integral part of the narrative. The setting of Eel Marsh House, on the estuary and bound by open marshland, means that it is at the mercy of all weather conditions. Like Eel Marsh House, Arthur Kipps, away from the safety of London, is also at the mercy of the elements. In the opening chapters, two quotes emphasize how the weather can impact on the moods of the characters.

My spirits have for many years now been excessively affected by the weather. —Arthur...

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