He experiences feelings of remorse and horror after but describes these feeling as feeble and soon continued with his wayward ways. When he notices that the cat is avoiding him he has some feelings of guilty but that soon turns into irritation that grows into perverseness. This is when we see the narrator become a full blown schizophrenic. In cold blood, he ties a noose around Pluto’s neck and hangs the cat in a tree. His reasons for killing Pluto was because he knew that once, the cat had loved him and because it was the wrong thing to do and wanted to do it anyway.
In “The Black Cat” The narrator has hallucinations and hears and see things that aren’t actually there. The narrator sees a wall printed with the cat he hung on it. This truly did not happen he just imagined it. He is not mentally stabled and this could have easily been caused by drugs. He also states that his relationship with his cat got worse and worse as they days went by because of one certain thing.
Myrtle endures a more strenuous task and believes she deserves rights considering Tom does not grant her the right to speak. Consequentially, Tom wants to hush Myrtle immediately and breaks her nose as a result showing Tom is infuriated and will cause a scene at a party just from Myrtle’s brief actions. Jay Gatsby expresses epizeuxis by repeating “of course” when asked if lemon cakes will satisfy him and Daisy’s first meeting in five years. As illustrated, Gatsby is extremely anxious; nervous people tend to repeat themselves quickly as Gatsby does “hollowly” in the text. Gatsby is trying to tell himself that the meeting will be fine but internally his heart is beating a mile a minute.
The Tell A tale Heart is a story that has a fear factor, it is a horror story, It is made to put pressure on the reader to induce fear. It is about a butler that loves his master , but also he thinks that his eye is evil with his condition cataracts. In the short story there is a urgency for justice towards the old man when the butler kills him in bed. You also feel scared for the
For example, in the Hitchhiker it states, “Yet the thought of picking him up, of having him sit beside me was somehow unbearable. Yet at the same time, I felt more than ever, unspeakably alone.” This shows descriptions of the characters fear and anxiety by allowing the reader to understand how scared he was. This is suspenseful because now that he is scared he is going to become really paranoid. Another example from The Hitchhiker is, “I began to hate the car.” This demonstrated descriptions of Ronald Adams fear and anxiety because it lets the reader know how much he is dreading being in his car. This is suspenseful because Adam’s has no idea what he wants to do now.
Before George Hadley "killed the nursery," he was nervous as if it were actually a real living thing with feelings. With this sudden internal conflict, he states "I don't imagine the room will like being turned off" (p8) and "I wonder if it hates me for wanting to switch it off" (p8). An unreasonable worry towards nonexistent feelings of the nursery uncovers a more realistic worry stemming from how the children might react to the room's sudden end. When the children throw a tantrum, Peter pleads "as if he was talking to the house, the nursery" (p9) for his father to stop. At this point, the house and everything in it resembled humanity enough that the deactivation of the machinery resulted in a "house .
In Ray Bradbury’s, Something Wicked this Way Comes, William Halloway frequently expressed anxious and fearful tones due to his inexperience in dangerous situations. Will’s anxious tone is apparent when he and Jim stopped by the Theatre and he “…swallowed hard…” (Bradbury27) When someone has, “…swallowed hard…” (27) they are usually nervous and guilty, indicating anxiety. Will’s reaction at the Theatre demonstrates an anxious tone because he knew he wasn't supposed to be there and if he was caught peeking into a brothel he would be punished. Also, being found there would ruin his respectable reputation that he valued highly. When Will briefly explained his plan to his father over the phone his anxiety is also evident, like when he said, “‘I got to go.’”(164) He abruptly concludes the conversation, showing urgency like when he quickly says, “‘…got to go.’”(164) Will was anxious because he understood that hiding from the carnival would be difficult due to the freaks superhuman abilities.
A good example of this is when Arthur hears a sudden cry, he "listened hard." because now he is upset and he hopes for some explanation to calm him down but "Nothing" (p. 152) else was heard. Hill builds up tension and gives the reader unclear information, thus, invoking him to speculate about what the future holds for Arthur. Later, to leave the reader in a state of horror, Hill explains that someone is in the nursery and suddenly he sees "A woman." (p.162) Making the reader, assume it is the woman in black.
In Poe’s Black cat the narrator's addiction to alcohol hurt many physically and mentally. “But my disease grew upon me—for what disease is like Alcohol!—and at length even Pluto, who was now becoming old, and consequently somewhat peevish—even Pluto began to experience the effects of my ill temper. One night, returning home, much intoxicated, from one of my haunts about town, I fancied that the cat avoided my presence. I seized him; when, in his fright at my violence, he inflicted a slight wound upon my hand with his teeth. The fury of a demon instantly possessed me.
One issue being how fragile their marriage was and that it was all based upon the pickle dish. It made it clear to people that something was not right when the pickle dish was brought down from the shelf. In a way Mattie symbolized the cat when the pickle dish was destroyed. The cat knocked over the pickle dish, which symbolised the destruction of their marriage. This shows that when the cat destroyed the pickle dish, Mattie also destroyed Ethan and Zeena’s
“Just as she said it, a horrible thought came to her. The thought was so embarrassing that she turned red in the face and her eyes dilated and her feet jumped up, upsetting the valise in the corner. The instant the valise moved, the newspaper top she had over the basket under it rose with a snarl and Pitty Sing, the cat, sprang onto Bailey’s shoulder” (O’Connor 63). First, while in the ominous sounding Toomsboro, the grandmother makes the family search for the plantation. Then, she is overcome with embarrassment for making an error that she jostles the cat free.