Suspense In Lucille Fletcher's The Hickerhiker Plot

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The Hitchhiker Plot Ghost stories, surprise twist, and the unknown of all elements that a lot of audiences enjoy. In Lucille Fletcher’s The Hickerhiker is going on a trip; however, this is not an average trip. Instead, Ronald Adams continues to see a mysterious man over and over again. Seeing this man is driving Adams to edge of insanity. This insanity is created by Fletcher’s effective use of the elements of plot. She takes the readers from the exposition to the climax where insanity is almost sure, her plot elements work together to make an effective play. Fletcher creates the exposition and the rising action to build suspense. One of the first ways that Fletcher develops suspense is in the exposition. The main character, Ronald Adams, says, “I Know that I am, at this moment perfectly sane, that is not I who is gone…show more content…
He ends up finding a gas station where he ends up talking to the owner named Mr. Henry but he won’t let him get any gas because it’s past midnight. Then he tells him about the man that keeps following him everywhere and Mr. Henry thinks he crazy about everything. In all Mr. Henry won’t let him get any gas and he thinks he crazy for seeing a man who is doing nothing to him and this is also important because it’s a rising action in the play where the action starts to take place in the play. What this has to do with my main point because its my piece of evidence towards rising action and is the turning point of the play. Fletcher develops suspense is in the exposition through rising action of the effects of the play. My last piece of evidence from the play is rising action “When he was crossing the Brooklyn bridge and saw a man in the rain.” (1002) This piece of evidence from the play is very important because it’s when he starts his journey of the road and when he starts to see the man. Also, how it all started the mess of him seeing the man in the first place so in

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