In the story The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, he uses syntax and diction to build suspense. An example of this is when the narrator is in the doorway to the bedroom of the old man who he wants to kill. At midnight, he accidentally alerted him, and the narrator can hear what he thinks is the “hellish tattoo of the heart increasing. It grew quicker and quicker, and louder, and louder every instant” (85). The phrase “hellish tattoo” means awful drumming, in this case, the awful beating of the heart.
Edgar Allan Poe made sure the reader knew more than the secondary character in his short story to build suspense. For the entire week before he murdered the old man, the main character crept into his bedroom every night, and observed the man while he slept. “I had my head in, and was about to open the lantern, when my thumb slipped upon the tin fastening, and the old man sprang up in the bed… He was still sitting up in the bed, listening;--just as I have done, night after night, hearkening to the death watches in the wall.” From the beginning, the audience knew the man would be murdered, and the suspense built from this knowledge.
During his time in the front with his comrades, he experienced death on an immense scale. Back home, he had been living in a bubble which was shielding him from the cruelty of the world; all of a sudden that bubble popped. This was all too overwhelming for Paul and he immediately became disillusioned. He realized that the path towards victory was not as exuberant as he had imagined and that he had to be willing to give up his life if necessary.
First, both Frankenstein and “Allegory of the Cave” show the idea of being hidden from the truth. “Allegory of the Cave” is an allegory where 3 prisoners were tied up in a cave and forced to face the cave wall since childhood. A fire is behind them, with people walking beside it, so the prisoners see the shadows of the things they are holding. But one prisoner is released, and told that the shadows, his “reality”, is not true and only an illusion.
George has to face the reality that he and Lennie may never get a place together. Lennie keeps getting himself into trouble, which is not helping their situation. George knows that Lennie is not “normal”. Most people similar to Lennie in the 1930’s were in asylums, however George would never let this happen. Lennie gets into trouble and George has to decide what he should do with Lennie, but first he has to face reality.
Billy knew death was upon him, he was terrified of it, but he knew it was coming. Both men are absolutely scared of war and the outcomes of it but both deal with in very different ways. No matter what situation someone partakes in war, fear always is around, and people always expect the worst,because during war the worst does happen. Men and women go through the what ifs in their brains, just wanting to return home safely.
He expresses this in a conversation with Thomas Putnam, by saying, “ I know that you-you least of all, Thomas, would ever wish so disastrous charge laid upon me. We cannot leap to witchcraft. They will howl me out of Salem for such corruption in my house”(13). With this, Arthur Miller shows how caring too much about reputation can turn people into cowards. The reader is able to predict that pride will keep holding characters back.
Whenever Rainsford thought about what the General would do, it would send “ a shudder of cold horror throughout his whole body” (Connell 33). He is traumatized because he doesn 't know why the General would do something like this people just for fun. Rainsford will never hunt again because of all the traumatizing experiences he faced while being on the
Poe and the elements of horror “The Pit and the Pendulum,” Poe, uses the horror elements of horror like isolation , plot twist , and fight or flight to add suspense to the story. First thing i’m going to talk about is isolation. Isolation means far away from places, buildings, or other people They put him in a dark room all by himself he was laying on his back. “The intensity of the darkness seemed to oppress and stifle me. The atmosphere was intolerably close.”
Winston’s torture takes place within the liminal location of the Ministry of Love: an unknown holding cell which exploits fear as a means of regulating behaviour. The novel repeatedly suggests Winston’s eventual captivity because of its persistent references to being beneath ground. In his memories he mentions the air raid shelter during the bombing of Colchester and, significantly, his disturbing sexual encounter with a prole woman takes place in her basement. Although his position within the Ministry of Love is never confirmed, these prior images of burial and suppression foreshadow not only his physical location within the prison, but also his symbolic death. Everything about his environment is artificial and tightly controlled, from the
But that night, as Victor worried that the monster would come to kill him, stood guard as Elizabeth went to their room. When Victor hears a scream from the room he realizes that the monster’s true intentions were and rushes in to find Elizabeth strangled to death, and the monster nowhere to be found. Soon after Victor’s father died from grief. Victor then vowed to spend the rest of his life determined to destroy his creation. He chases the monster up to the Artic, where he encountered Walton.
He had to suffer from the mental aspect of the descending pendulum. In another one of Poe’s works death is also present. In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montresor, the narrator, plots a revenge against his secret enemy Fortunato. Montresor feels Fortunato has insulted him one too many times. Part of Montresor’s plan is to lure Fortunato down into the catacombs.