Reading a horror novel allows the reader to become a part of the story. A major part of the fear caused by Hill House is the uncertainty of what the house wants. The novel used suspense to engage the reader, and make them wonder when the next haunting would be and wonder how much worse the hauntings would become. The ending of Haunting of Hill House leaves the reader to decide what actually happened to Eleanor. The reader hears most the thoughts Eleanor has, and the reader becomes invested in her sanity.
Hendrix states that a more traditional conclusion, that restates the themes of the book would have been a better choice. “Sadly, its lack leaves the reader with a sense of incompleteness, significantly weakens what would otherwise be a strong work, and rather mutes the effect of the points the author wished to make” (Hendrix). I do not necessarily agree with his statement here. I find it to be boring or unnecessary to end a book by just restating the themes and information that the entire book previously laid out. I thought it was a good way to end the book, since it furthered her theme of the divide in treatment between enlisted men and officers, without explicitly recapping her
In addition, this scene allows Hendrix to be seen in a negative light, giving room for his redemption, which makes the plot more engaging. Instead, there is no redemption. It is this vague understanding that they simply reconciled. In a way, this vagueness highlights the
One of my favorite things about this book is that it is based on a true crime and at the end of the book there is the kid’s poem about Christopher which is very touching. The book had many good parts to it. The only thing I didn’t like about this is that it actually was based on a true story, and it’s sad to learn that the nice kid was murdered. Another favorite part of mine was when Doc, Hunger, Mildred, Squib and Hazel went on a mission to dump a barrel of animal poop on a guy’s car, which Doc and Hunger did all the work and they even dumped some inside the car. “Now, let’s shake it.
Comparative Analysis Horror has many different ways to come in a story. On Page 128 it says, “Some horror comes from inside the characters. Something goes inside, and a person turns into a monster.” The horror genre has suspense which is how unpredictable something is or the mystery. Another type of the horror genre is setting which is where the story is placed and what time it is. The last types are storyline, and characters, storyline is how the story builds up, while characters are what makes up the story.
Have you ever watched a movie or a tv show, or even read a book, in which any character has two different sides? It was probably..., the good one and the evil one? And those sides are always opposites… Right? If this plot is not a strange thing to you, have you ever thought why is this idea/theme so present in many ways inside the pop culture? In 1886 the book "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", written by Robert Louis Stevenson, was released and became one of the most popular Stevenson's work.
Horror is a genre that is often overlooked due to vacuous reasons. Readers tend to think of vampires or werewolves, but it is so much more. Horror is a genre that if assimilated, can help the reader understand the correspondence to society. The Horror genre has been around since the 1890s when Georges Méliès was credited for creating the first horror film, which emphasized the idea that horror films have a deeper meaning. In Georges Méliès famous short film, Le Manoir du Diable, or The Haunted Castle, the main character confronts Satan and has nowhere to run.
The book's description was horror comedy; however, it did not live up to the label because it was not scary at all, and there were only a few laughs. I would say it was more of an adventure novel. There were also parts which I believe would not be suitable for young adults. You must read the book to know why, lest I'll be charged with giving spoilers. The last chapter was stretched too far or was long drawn-out that the book lost the suspense it tried to achieve.
Intermittently, he remembered the cold-war that transpired in the class as the daylight gradually ushered the night in. exactly when the dark has completely taken over the day, about 9 pm at home, Olando stepped out of the room through a passage door that leads to the back of the building, where all the mothers and young girls are presently cooking in a public semi-detached structure constructed with bamboo and raffia palm fronds. Olando walked passed them towards the bathroom where he wanted to unzip his trousers, he was very pressed and if not quick enough, may urinate no his body, as he fix his arms to the zip, he remembered again the presence of Dr. Julie, the headmistress in the class, as he consequently look straight into the dark in front scanning the area for security
As a result, Andy is sent to serve a lifelong sentence Shawshank prison where he meets characters such as Red and Brooks. Right away, he is abused by other inmates who not only harass and assault him, but he is sexually assaulted as well. Nonetheless, he is shown to keep his spirits high and he continuously fights them off. Eventually, he is placed to work in the library with Brooks, an