Little Red Riding Hood Suspense Analysis

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One could say adding suspense is like adding magic to story. Instead of adding fairies and witches to a book, plot twists and dramatic events are added in replace to give a story the same feel of excitement and uncertainty. David Moody does exactly that in the novel Hater. He keeps the reader on their toes throughout the book, the same way Little Red Riding Hood would give to a child. In Hater, David Moody uses suspense, by adding plot twists to give a new direction to the story, and draws out major events to build up the excitement and leave the reader on edge while reading. Right away in the beginning of the book we start out with suspense. Someone is about to be killed, but we don’t know why, and we don’t know who is killing. The reader is left to question, “What is going on?”. The high level of anxiousness and suspense continues throughout the entire book. One place where the suspense is the highest is when a new hater is discovered. In Hater this section is also known as the italicized parts of the novel, and during this section of the book, someone always dies. From the second the page is turned there is already a feeling of anxiousness because of the font change. David Moody uses major and small plot twists to create a level of excitement and suspense. In chapter four the story is told by Susan Myers. Susan talks about how much she hates the lack of…show more content…
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In this section of chapter four, it becomes obvious that Susan despises the presence of her husband, but it also becomes clear that something else is about to happen. There is uncertainty left by the quote and the buildup of suspense throughout the chapter, has reached it’s climax. Instead of Susan becoming the Hater, Charlie kills Susan, which makes him the Hater all along. By creating a plot change in chapter four he created a type of suspense that would last throughout the rest of the
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