Cause And Effect In The Tell-Tale Heart And Monkeys Paw

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Have you ever read a story where the cause of something happening is so crazy or dramatic that it leaves you dying to know what happens next? The cause and effect are what make you feel like this. An event or action happens in the story and you want to know what is going to happen because of the event or action. The event that happens is the cause and what happens because of that event is the effect. The effect is what you want to know about and makes you feel suspense. In both “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “Monkeys Paw” this is the case because they both have unlikely events that cause someone to die which makes the reader feel suspense when the story takes a turn for the worst. The cause and effect relationship is based on…show more content…
An unnamed narrator tries to prove that he is sane and to prove so he tells his story about how he lived with this old man who he loved but hated his evil vulture eye so he made plan to kill him and every night he would sneak into the old man’s room and shine a sliver of lite on the old man’s eye but couldn’t kill him because he loved the old man. But then on the eighth night the old man wake up and he saw the old man’s eye and smothered him in his bed, chopped him up, and stuffed him under the floor boards until the police came and he lead them to the old man’s room where they rested for a moment until the narrator starts to hear what he thinks is the old man’s heart beat and confesses of his crimes. The suspense is created when the narrator checks on the old man. The text notes “All in vain; because Death, in approaching him, had stalked with his black shadow before him, and enveloped the victim. And it was the mournful influence of the unperceived shadow that caused him to feel—although he neither saw nor heard—to feel the presence of my head within the room” (Eager Poe 91). This quotes meaning is to create suspense and fear about what will happen next which is the old man’s death that couldn’t happen without him waking up. Just like the “Money’s Paw” the old man dies because of unlikely

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