The display of emotions in his stories is what draws the attention of the reader. Most of the narrations like in "The Black Cat" give a sense of irrationality. Hatred, melancholy, woe and distress, his characters rely more on the human side showing their mental state, taking his stories to have a bigger impact on the reader’s minds. This is attributed to the period where his works were written, as stated earlier. Poe’s usage of resources like dark atmospheres, messing around with the time in which the story is represented, this was most commonly used to alter reader’s ideas of the perfection and the beauty and divert them more to the contemporary side.
The Masque of the Red Death depicts the not so good aspects of human nature; that being selfishness, fear, and power. These are all things many witness almost daily, either by watching television or being outside. Although there are many good aspects of human nature, like being kind courageous and doing the right thing, this story written by famous author Edgar Allan Poe in 1842 uses anger, fear, and greed to illustrate how some humans that don’t do the right thing get led down a dark path. Throughout this story, the prince prospero is very selfish and greedy. In the beginning of the story it states, “And the whole seizure, progress and termination of the disease, were the incidents of half an hour.
The “madman” is so determined to have everything perfect, leaving no sign of any crime, and yet he stresses and gets paranoid. “The Tell-Tale Heart”, overall, is an eerie, gory tale, especially with the help of climatic suspense, in the story. Poe helps construct a new appreciation for reading unnerving tales with the “madman’s” erratic inner conflict that is extremely surreal. With the usage of syntax in the story, Poe allows his readers to connect to the tale and make it more realistic. Poe makes his stories remarkably horrifying by using
“ Who first opposed it, all now turned their eyes to the other shore” is a good example of suspense because the people do not know what’s coming next(Dante 183.116-117). One more example of how the author could provide entertainment is through drama. Throughout the story there is a lot of drama
“This predilection for minding other people’s business was time-honored among the people in Salem, and it undoubtedly created many of the suspicions which were to feed the upcoming madness.” (Miller, p. 1217), Miller describes the situation in Salem. Another literary device used in the play is imagery. Most of the settings are very dark to make the reader feel how unwelcoming and gloomy it was. Miller describes the courtroom like this: “The room is solemn, even forbidding” (Miller, p. 1249). Imagery is important because Arthur Miller wants the reader to feel the dark atmosphere in Salem at the
It is used to make the story become more real, and easier for the reader to place himself in the story, and feel the same way as the characters. Stephen King is using the terror effect throughout the whole story. He is making the feeling of dread and anticipation the main factors in the horrifying experience. He also uses the horror effect, when he is writing about The Boogeyman, but he leaves out the gross out part. Edgar Allan Poe is in the same way using both terror and horror to give the reader the most horrifying experience.
Richard Preston does an outstanding job when making you feel as if you're reading about the apocalypse. One thinks to themselves throughout the course of the novel " This can't be real...This must be a script from an Alfred Hitchcock movie." These gruesome and violent life forms even scare experts such as Eugene Johnson, which would leave a bad taste in any civilian's mouth. I find that Preston's impressive use of figurative language and unique writing style made the work what it is, a brilliant piece of literature. He switched back and forth between Third person omniscient and first person point of views, giving an idea of everyone's personal views on the situation.
In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Edgar Allan Poe uses diction and irony to create a suspenseful and sinister mood to further keep his readers in a state of suspense. Throughout the story, it remains a mystery as to why the narrator has such hatred toward Fortunato. In the beginning of the story, Poe uses diction that appeals to the audience by including words relating to acts of revenge. “You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged.” And then he says, “I must not only punish but punish with impunity” (pg 866).
Time goes on. Soon the boys find out how the island is changing them into savages, which scares them greatly. They desperately want to escape the island. Using Ralphs authoritativeness and Simons godly like presence, Golding inserts the idea of disillusionment that shapes their views on the environment. The Lord of the Flies is a prime example of how
Robert A.Heinlein once said “The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out alive”. Irony is powerful and can majorly affect someone’s life and emotions. Authors use situational irony to create an unexpected twist in the plot of the story. This grabs the reader's attention and also leaves the reader intrigued. For example the situational irony in “The Ransom of Red chief” by O.Henry gives the reader a humorous emotion, and the situational irony in “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant uses situational irony to make the readers feel sympathy.