Richard Connell Suspense Analysis

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“We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story” (Mary Mccarthy ). Richard Connell is the writer of his own story and his story has suspense so when something suspenseful Happen everybody gets worried. Suspense tears people apart that's what makes his story better. Richard Connell adds suspense by making the general sound crazy. He makes the story go up and down and then back up in suspense. Rainsford finds out he hunts humans and thinks the general is crazy. For example, Richard uses the general as an friend and as a enemy. He goes on to make the general attack Rainsford. Richard Connell uses levels of suspense more effectively than Edgar Allan Poe because of the setting. The crazy people on the island and the hunt at the end of the story. What makes Richard Connell story so great is that he made the general sound like a cool guy then made him say he hunts humans, that was so unexpected. For example the sentence that gives it away is “It must have courage, cunning, and above it all, It must be able to reason” (Feldman 224). Like Rainsford said “No animal can reason” (Feldman 224). This part is like when you're watching a great tv show and it goes to commercial. …show more content…

For example Montresor says “We will go back; your health is precious.” (Feldman 64) That creates suspense because of the beginning of the story Montresor doesn’t like Fortunato. Montresor says to Fortunato “How remarkably well you are looking today” (Feldman 62). He was being sarcastic because he hates Fortunato, so it wouldn’t make sense for him to be nice. Edgar Allan Poe does have a good story but there's not enough suspense. Montresor does play it off as if Fortunato is his friend. As you know if you read the story Montresor kills Fortunato. Edgar Allan Poe’s setting in the story adds suspense because they are underground, so that makes it weird around all those dead

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