“Suspense combines curiosity with fear and pulls them up a rising slope,” quote by Mason Cooley summarizes the idea of how W.F. Harvey creates suspense in his short story, “August Heats.” Everyone likes a little suspense in their life so W.F. Harvey attracts his audience by using foreshadowing, “the use of hints to suggest events later in the plot,” (source 1) a reversal is involved, “a sudden change in a character’s situation from good to bad or vice versa,” (source 1) and the narrator withholds information from the reader. With these steps the author intrigues the audience to continue reading and cause them to feel frightened as they read. W.F.
In this excerpt from the beginning of the novel called The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the main character, Holden Caulfield speaks to his psychologist about his deceased younger brother. Salinger includes this quote from Holden in order to offer the reader some understanding of his actions and attitude throughout the book, and it also enforces the thought that Holden is a character struggling with teen grief, misunderstood by his parents and the peers around him. In this quote, he seems to be lost in thought of the detail of his younger brother's baseball mitt, even remembering the "green ink" (Salinger) that was used on it. Because of this, readers can infer that Holden has spent much time with this mitt and that such an object has a great amount of sentimental value to him because it was a possession of a person that he cared greatly about.
“The Scarlet Ibis” In the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, that narrator expresses a sense of guilt as he recalls his childhood that could not accept the humiliation of having a crippled brother. His true ambitions are conveyed through the dialogue, which gives insight to the real reasons for the narrator’s actions. The flashback reveals how the narrator is able to understand the terribleness and pridefulness of his actions toward Doodle when he reflects on his early years with Doodle. The dialogue provides the narrator’s reaction after understanding the ugliness of his actions to Doodle. After weeks of practice, the narrator and Doodle finally decide to show their family that Doodle can indeed walk.
The two stories have many similarities and differences and Liesel can only have “The Word Shaker” when she is ready because the truth may scare her because of what it speaks of. The stories written by Max, “The Standover Man” and “The Word Shaker” have many similarities. Both were written for and about Liesel. The first one was written about becoming friends with
For example in the being of the novel when Melanie Isaacs boyfriend confronts David for taking advantage of Melanie and comes to class to antagonize him, “On Monday she reappears in class; and beside her, leaning back in his seat hands in his pocket, with an air of cocky ease, is the boy in the black, the boyfriend”. (31) This is ironic because David does this too after Lucy’s rape when he sees one of the intruders at Petrus party. David wanted the person to see him and everything that he has done and to let them know that is everything that he has down to his family will not go unknown which is shown in this quote, “He looks around. The boy is standing nearby, just inside the door. The boy’s eyes flit nervously across him.
“The Boogeyman” is a short story written by Stephen King. The short story can be found in his horror story collection “Night Shift.” The main character in this story is a man called Lester Billings, a young man from Waterbury, Connecticut. He works at an industrial firm in New York, he is divorced and a father of three de-ceased children. He decides to see a psychiatrist, because he cannot talk to anyone else, about how his children died. Lester Billings is married to his wife, Rita, who is being quite oppressed by him.
The narrator who does not reveal his name tells the story about his wife’s blind friend, Robert who is coming to visit and stay the night. Throughout the story the narrator expresses his many negative views about Robert’s visual impairment even before meeting him. He goes on to describe the history of Robert and his wife. In the end it turns out to be an eye-opening experience for the narrator after meeting Robert. The fear for the narrator is the emotional response that Robert ignites in his wife that he must attend to.
He tells his story of incest as if he were reading it from a pre-printed novel; it 's very rehearsed since he 's told it an abundance of times. However, he seems like he gets amusement by telling it and knows that whoever he tells it to will become captivated. He always uses the story to try to portray his innocence and connect with the people he tells. He reflects on his wrongdoings but in a way that is lighthearted and makes someone so shocked they almost can 't help but feel a little bad
In the previous cantos of this chapter, the narrator describes his life living alone in Brookline, Massachusetts as he laments his old love. In the second canto of the chapter, the last lines of the final stanza read: “I fiddled with the door, hoping a ghost / would rise from her chair and help me unlock it.” (172). This quotation shows the narrator’s hope for his love to be there when he gets home. However, he acknowledges that this hope is unrealistic by characterizing his lover as a “ghost”- something intangible, of the past. Furthermore, his wish for her to perform an act so
The narrator is lead here because of his friend, Roderick, who sent him a letter and is having a difficult time mentally and almost seems possessed by an evil spirit. They had buried Roderick’s sister, Madeline, because she had “died” due to a mysterious illness. A few days later, after spending time with his friend in the house, the narrator and