The authors of the two texts “The Monkey's Paw” and “Don't Look Behind You” effectively created suspense through the use of dramatic elements. The two texts use imagery to create suspense. Dialogue creates suspense in “ The Monkey's paw” and “Don't look behind you”. Description of characters fears/ anxiety creates suspense in the two texts. Therefore these two texts create suspense because, it makes the readers think.
The suspense in a story (or movie) plays a big hand within the story, but what causes the suspense? “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Monkeys Paw” will be my two examples as to what causes suspense and what effect it has on the story. These two stories will show you how a cause can affect the mood in a story while reading it. The cause-and-effect in “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Monkeys Paw” cause suspense. The cause-and-effect relationship in “The Monkeys Paw” is an amazing example as to how much an occurrence can affect the story line and the suspense within it.
In the story,the monkey’s paw grants three wishes to three different people. The wishes always lead to a bad event in life. “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W Jacobs fits the criteria necessary to make it a part of the horror genre because of the source of horror, the suspense throughout the story, and the spooky setting. Throughout “Monkey’s Paw”, the source of horror plays a hefty part in the story. The monkey’s paw is a mummified paw that grants 3 wishes to 3 different characters.
“The Monkey’s Paw” portrays the White family’s suffering because of the monkey’s paw. Consequently, “The Monkey’s Paw” is an excellent display of a horror story. Suspense plays a major role in all horror stories. The story “The Monkey’s Paw” has numerous pieces of suspense contained in it. One dialogue that creates suspense in on page 108 and on line 90-92.
A simile is a comparison between two objects using like or as. There are two great examples of similes in “The Most Dangerous Game.” The first of which is “An apprehensive night crawled slowly by like a wounded snake.” This simile is comparing an apprehensive night to a wounded snake crawling by slowly. The author likely used this simile to help the reader better understand the scene. Additionally, it is also an example of personification because the night can’t crawl. Next, the second example is “He strained his eyes in the direction from which the reports had come, but it was like trying to see through a blanket.” This simile is comparing seeing through a blanket to trying to see where the noise came from.
The Monkey's Paw and Masque Of The Red Death are both ironic and both show unexpected consequences or outcomes, plus fate played a good role in the stories. The key was fate in both of the stories, however, the paw in “The monkey’s Paw” symbolized faith and when it moved around in Sergeant Major Morris’s hand manipulating the fate for there wantings. The fate in
In John Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men”, symbolism is a crucial factor to understanding and addressing different themes or topics the story talks about and make them more manageable, but also to engage readers. The author uses different symbols such as animals, characters, and places to portray the themes of dreams, innocence, loneliness, friendship, the American Dream, the weak and the strong, among others. Without understanding these key symbols readers probably wouldn’t understand the context of the story or what the author wants to express, making it very boring when reading it. Definitely, these symbols give a deeper meaning to the story, which could be also described as an allegory. Throughout the story, it can be seen that the author
Have you ever read a really good horror story that has made you suspenseful,mysterious,fearful,or surprised? Well i have,the two short stories that i've The Monkey's Paw, The Tell-Tale Heart.They both include all of the things i listed above. The Monkey's Paw,and The Tell-Tale Heart are short horror stories that contain suspense,mystery,fear,and surprise. In the horror stories The Monkey's Paw and The Tell-Tale Heart, they both give examples of suspense. Here are a few dialogue quotes from The Tell-Tale Heart,”i made up my mind to take the life of the old man,and thus rid myself of the eye forever.”(from page 89 of The Tell Tale Heart by edgar allen poe).The reason that quote is suspenseful,because it makes me want to go on to the next page and find out why hates the eye or why he thinks so badly of the old man.There is also one from The Monkey's Paw and it says,”he took the paw dangling it between his forefinger and thumb,suddenly threw it upon the fire,mr white reached and got it out and morris said,”better let it burn,’’it's suspenseful because i want to know why he told
The mood of the story, The Monkey 's Paw, is eerie. The aura of eerie is created by the author 's use of third person point of view, indirect characterization,direct characterization, suspense as well as diction throughout the story The Monkey 's Paw is written in third person point of view. This allows the reader to know more of what is happening than the characters and also allows the reader to remain distant from the characters by knowing more of the circumstances than the characters. The suspense of the story creates a feeling of unwellness for the reader. The visitor is observed walking (or pacing) in front of Mr. and Mrs. White 's house several times before he gathers his courage to open the gate.
Suspense is usually what creates a story. It allows the reader’s mind to wander. It drags them in wanting to read more. In the short story, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, suspense is what makes the story so intriguing. Although, it allows one to wonder what actually could have happened and all of the subtle horrors that are hidden within the story.