Mr. Meow Three stories that have very similar views and aspects is “The Devil and Tom Walker“ by Washington Irving, “The Black Cat “ by Edgar Allan Poe, and “Prey” by Richard Matheson. The reasoning these books are so alike it’s because they both follow the main themes which is being supernatural, and entrapment. The stories are different but yet so alike. The three authors for the fable want to convey a message and a lesson. In other words they wanted to spread the general message that could change someone's life just by reading and comprehending this fable.
Horror stories by W.W. Jacobs and Edgar Allan Poe write horror stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat due to their amazing use of suspense, thrill, and imagination. The authors W.W. Jacobs and Edgar Allan poe have become renown for their horror stories. This is due to their creativity and imagination and in the way they captivate you with their writing. In both horror stories "The-Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe and "The Monkey 's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs, they both use the cause and effect relationship to create suspense and interest in the reader, without this essential aspect of these two stories, the reader would quickly lose interest in these two writers literature. In the horror story "The Monkey 's Paw", W.W. Jacobs, the author, uses how we imagine and fantasize about wishes and having what we want to keep us interested and entertained with the story.
He took into consideration many elements to ensure his works reached a point where the reader would feel awestruck and could feel the many feelings pictured in the writings. Poe’s characters and stories were represented often by the rejection of the rational, a characteristic of the Romantic era, exchanging it with intuition and emotions. In "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", considered the first detective story, Poe introduces us to Auguste Dupin. Dupin, throughout the story, tries to constantly think like the criminal, following his intuition in order to resolve the crime. The display of emotions in his stories is what draws the attention of the reader.
Suspense is a characteristic that most horror fiction writers use for a variety of reasons. It could be to provide the reader with a rush of adrenaline, to keep their readers interest throughout the story, to add more depth to the story, and more. Horror fiction writers do just that through the use of suspense. Since horror fiction has been around for ages that gave authors time to learn how to captivate their readers and keep them that way. For them to retain their readers they also use series of literary devices which in turn create suspense.
The Role of Psychological Realism in Henry James’s Daisy Miller Daisy Miller is a novella by Henry James, who was a great fan of George Eliot as he was impressed by her looking into the minds as well the souls of her characters. James’s novels mostly explore the moral dilemmas of people who are compelled to deal with cultural displacement. He is famous for his psychological realism. The purpose of writing this essay is to see the role of psychological realism in Daisy Miller. Though Daisy Miller is written by a man and preoccupied with male protagonists but the writer has used a subtle technique of psychological realism in order to portray the complex moral as well as sexual challenges faced by American woman abroad in Europe.
However, in the middle, the sentence structure tends to be short and almost staccato in nature, allowing the reader to quicken their pace and become more interested in the story “With my aversion to this cat, however, its partiality for myself seemed to increase.” (The Black Cat p.18). Yet in the end, just like the beginning, the sentences are prolonged and meticulous “Upon its head, with red extended mouth and solitary eye of fire, sat the hideous beast whose craft had seduced me into murder, and whose informing voice had consigned me to the hangman.” (The Black Cat p.31) Poe’s writing style has changed the way American and international
In the story “Where are you going, Where have you been?” by Joyce Carol Oats and “The monkey paw,” by W.W, Jacobs are both good examples of suspense in horror because they both have unsolved mysteries in the stories that leads the reader guessing and also include the actions of characters that show why one can view punishment as a lesson in the story. One can learn from these two stories that bad actions can lead to punishment. So next time it time for one to decide which way to go, which one will it
Edgar Allan Poe does this in his stories, “The Black Cat” and “The Tell Tale Heart.” It is through the power of obsession, guilt and paranoia in which, Edgar Allan Poe reveals how far people would go to hurt others. Obsession acts as a strong motive for crime. Edgar Allan Poe portrays obsession in “The Tell Tale Heart” through the narrator as he expresses his thoughts leading up to the murder. After the narrator argues his case to why he is not mad, he begins his story with an “idea” which “entered his brain,” which is the start of an obsession that “haunted him day and night” (2.1-2). The narrator speaks as if the eye of the old man is latching itself onto the him.
Edgar Allan Poe 's The Black Cat and The Tell-Tale Heart are very similar in the way that they portray insanity. In The Black Cat the narrator was an introvert that becomes an alcoholic and becomes “insane” when he starts to not feel any emotions when he does anything, cruel or not. In The Black Cat the narrator did things that many would consider insane, such as taking a cats’ eye out or hanging the cat because you love it. The narrator, despite being an alcoholic, did things that even if you were intoxicated would make you insane to be ok with. The narrator, in a drunken stupor, took the black cats’ eye out, then afterwards, after feeling some remorse at least, decided to hang the cat because he loved it.
The symbols within the stories of these great writers revealed the impending darkness and gloom that characterized Dark Romanticism. The symbols from “The Fall of the House of Usher," written by Edgar Allan Poe, and “Young Goodman Brown,” written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, sought to use Dark Romanticism to illuminate the mixture of good and evil in human nature. Dark Romanticism is a form of writing that consists of human nature, sins, death, and an abundance of evil to create fearful images that toy with the emotions of its readers. Edgar Allan Poe, a professional at creating such stories, used symbols within his stories to further his Gothic Romantic theme. In the short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Poe wrote, “I know not how it was – but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit.
In “The Black Cat,” Poe uses diction particularly well to describe his intense feelings of anger and resentment towards Pluto, and in “The Masque of the Red Death,” he employs a powerful use of an extended metaphor to send the previously-mentioned message of, “no one can cheat death,” to the reader. In “The Black Cat,” Poe uses words/phrases of increasing intensity to describe his mounting feelings, such as, “irritable” (4), “malevolence” (5), and “bitterness of hatred” (9). Poe’s use of diction here really helps the reader to understand what the narrator is feeling. In addition, it gives rise to the theme of sanity versus insanity, because Poe’s use of diction focuses on the deterioration of the narrator’s mind, by highlighting his unwarranted hatred of an innocent creature. In “The Masque of the Red Death,” Poe uses an extended metaphor to help convey the theme of fear, and the message about cheating death.
The suspense is one of the emotions that leaves us hanging on a subject and want to finish the sensation by reading/watching the mystery. Moreover,suspense, one of the most odd sensations that your body will obtain if you are about to get your heart pumping wildly because of a horror story, mystery solving, or etc. Consequently, writers create suspense for the reader to be hooked on the story until the mystery is solved or until the horror ends. Some famous writers like Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and short stories from Edgar Allan Poe wrote suspense in their stories to make it more alive and interesting for the readers. The characters