The raven is scary because he uses a setting imagery and repetition. Also that he uses the bird ,that comes and keeps saying nevermore. The was creepy. It is creepy because it is in the middle of the night and they reader is up and the bird flies in and keeps saying nevermore. The reader is left with fear when he reads this book because it is a little creepy.
Now the suspense is at its peak since the reader has many speculations of the man’s identity, and the future of General Zaroff. The numerous examples of suspense found in the story holds the reader’s utmost attention. In conclusion, the literary elements of conflict, plot, and suspense truly drive the story from beginning to end in “The Most Dangerous Game.” Connell’s way of using literary devices and immense detail to craft a short story leaves an impression in the reader’s mind.
But night is a core concept of this novel and is used to symbolize death, despair, and Wiesel 's loss of faith in God and humanity. It 's also when core parts of the story happen; like when they all first arrived in Auschwitz, it was inky black and Wiesel spent all night outside in the cold with his father, watching as ash plumed out of the smokestacks, the aroma of death wafting around them. There were nights where he could taste death in the food, and powerful imagery like this always took place in the evening. Wiesel himself states, "The days were like nights, and the nights left the dregs of their darkness in our souls" (7.22).
The narrator, after being inquired by the Spanish, was thrown in a eerie, dark dungeon. Poe describes, “...the tall candles sank into nothingness; their flames went out utterly; the blackness of darkness supervened; all sensations appeared swallowed up in a mad rushing descent as of the soul into Hades. Then silence, and stillness, and night were the universe” (63). This description depicts the fear the narrator was feeling as he descended into the dungeon and describes how the inquisitors are not the angels he thought they were. Surprisingly enough, the narrator did not have an unnatural obsession or fear of death.
In the “The Fall of The House of Usher”, “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allen Poe and Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn are all uses of gothic literature that establish an eerie atmosphere. All three works encompass many elements from blood and violence to psychological issues. These authors use gothic literature to strengthen their works and to set a certain tone to fit their writing styles. “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allen Poe is a story about a deranged man who has many psychological issues. He is notorious for inflicting pain on animals and it is comforting to him when he does.
How Edgar Allan Poe Portrays Insanity in The Raven A literary analysis by Viktor Wemmer - TE13C The Raven is arguably Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous work and it has been both criticised and praised by people all around the world. It revolves around an unnamed narrator who was half reading, half sleeping while trying to forget about his lost love Lenore, tells us about how he during a bleak December notices someone tapping on his chamber door, but when he gets up to answer there is no one there. The same sound later is heard coming from his window, and a raven flies into his room when he proceeds to open it.
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.
The reasoning for most people thinking he’s insane is because for seven nights the caretaker, the narrator, stalks the homeowner, the old man,. “And every night around midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it - oh, so gently! And then when I had made an opening sufficient for my head, I put in a dark lantern… I thrust in my head… I moved it slowly- very, very slowly, so that I might not disturb the old man’s sleep.
There are many mental illnesses that would lead to insane behaviors ranging from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder to Schizophrenia. While it is difficult for the average person diagnose mental disorders from such a short story, the narrator likely has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The care he takes in every aspect of his nightly stalking show the telltale characteristic of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: “And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it- oh so gently!”
An example of this is in the quote, “His room was as black as pitch with the thick darkness and so I knew he could not see the opening of the door.” This means his room was so dark that the old man couldn’t see the young man about to kill him. Another example found in the text is, “And now at the dead hour of the night, amid the dreadful silence of that old house so strange a noise as this excited me to uncontrollable terror.” This means that it is incredibly late, and the old man is so scared that his heartbeat fills the dark room. This creepy setting helps to add to Poe’s creepy setting in “The Tell Tale Heart.”
Edgar Allan Poe creates this menacing tone by the repetition and description of his senses. In the killing the narrators explains that the eye of the old man is the reason why he killed him in the first place .The description of the old man’s “eye of a vulture- a pale blue eye, with an film over it. Whatever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees”(1). The senses of the narrator helps to bring on the mood of menace into the story.
The stories “The Masque of the Red Death”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Cask of Amontillado,” and “The Man of the Crowd” by Edgar Allan Poe are similar in their setting, mood, main characters, and topics such as symbolism, conflict, and foreshadowing. Poe has a specific writing style that makes his works similar and easily identifiable. Poe tends to write about sickness and death. These topics reflect greatly on his life and show through in many of his works. When Poe was young he was adopted by a rich family, Mr. and Mrs. John Allen; he did not have a very good relationship with Mr. Allen.
In Gothic literature, authors use ambiguity to create suspense and add scary details to their stories. Ambiguity defines the Gothic genre by developing questions and have the audience wanting more. The author of “Where is Here?” uses ambiguity more effectively than other Gothic authors like Edgar Alan Poe and Josie Couterez because of the use of fear of the unknown and the frustration of unanswered questions.
“Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.” ― Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe lived a very depressing life full of sadness and death, which reflects throughout his poetry. Everyone he loved or was somewhat close to died so he felt that he could never get remotely close to anyone.
In "The Tell Tale Heart", The narrater is indeed mentally insane. The killer states, "It's impossible to say how the idea first entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night. " By the narrator saying "It's impossibel to say how the idea first entered my brain", it tells us that something in his mind just triggered him to want to kill the old man. He didnt even have a reason too kill him other than the fact the old mans eye bothered him. He also states that "It haunted me day and night."