The next two stories are horror stories because of the decisions that the characters had made. The two stories are “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe and “The Monkey’s Paw” by William Wymark Jacobs. Both stories are really interesting in my opinion, my personal favorite one out of the two is “The monkey’s paw”. This essay will explain the cause and effect relationship in both stories, and the suspense also. In the two stories "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe and "The Monkeys Paw" by William Wymark Jacobs, there were cause and effect relationships that caused feelings of suspense mostly when they make a selfish decision.
Have you ever been reading a book and start to wonder “what happens next?” This is called suspense, a state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen. These stories use suspense to help develop the overall tone of the two stories. “The Tell-Tale Heart”, by Edgar Allan Poe, and “The Monkey’s Paw, by W.W Jacobs, created a feeling of suspense by using cause-and-effect relationships by showing the characters’ feeling of something frightening might happen. First off, “The Monkey’s Paw” uses cause-and-effect relationships to cause tension or suspense.
In the short story, “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs, one identified mood is suspenseful due to the consequences of the wishes made using the monkey’s paw. The day after Mr.White had wished for 200 pounds using the monkey’s paw, the family was still hung up on it, especially Mrs.White. When she received the mail she checked to see if the wish came true because she remembered the Sergeant saying the wish happens so naturally it almost seems like a coincidence. On page 35 it states, “All of which did not prevent her from scurrying to the door at the postman’s knock, nor prevent her from referring somewhat shortly to retired sergeant-majors of bibulous habits when she found that the post brought a tailor’s bill.” Mrs.White’s actions show that even though the wish was made last night they are still waiting for the 200 pounds to show up and they are paying attention, as it could happen any time, and randomly.
The man says, “You fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing.” Tying in with the arrogant tones as well, the man has a very dark mind and the readers get a glimpse of his thought train through first person. He explains he needs to “take the life of the old man and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” No sane person would kill over a color of an eye, but as he describes the old man’s eye, the audience begins to understand why he takes the life of the old man.
Because the narrator is mad at the old man and his eye, he plans to kill him. ” I made up my mind to take the life of the old man and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” (81) In this quote the narrator is planning to kill the old man so that he won’t ever
The man knows this and feels bad for not liking the man’s eye, but believes his reason makes it okay. “It was the beating of the old man’s heart. It increased my fury, as the beating of a drum stimulates the soldier into courage.” Poe. The beating of the heart began to make him angry.
Suspense was profound in “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe. Throughout the entirety of the book, he left the reader with multiple questions. It is a story completely based off of not knowing exactly what will happen next. but knowing something will happen. Whether it had been in the beginning when one could have been asking themselves what makes him so crazy, or at the end when one could have been asking themselves what happened after the cops were made aware of the situation, suspense was always there.
Have you ever wondered what it would like through the eyes of a killer? In each of the story’s they have examples of cause and effect, for example from the killer 's perspective he went crazy because he killed the old man. From the victim’s perspective in monkey’s paw after using this paw it costed them their son and losing their son made them depressed. The-Tell-Tale-Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs have cause and effect relationships that create suspense.
I think it was his eye! yes, it was this! He had the eye of a vulture --a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees --very gradually --I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever. " By the describtion of the mans thought process on how this desire came about , the eye could of very well been a metaphor for surveillance from a father or surperior figure that initiated anger in the murders thought process.
There is always something that bothers us in life, whether it’s others or even our own conscious. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator has a difficult time following through with his cruel acts because a part of him knows it’s truly wrong. Throughout the story, his crimes bring more tension between him and the old man. Suspense is created with his every move, leaving readers hanging on the edge of their seats. In “The Tell-Tale Heart”, Poe builds suspense by using symbolism, inner thinking, and revealing information to the reader that a character doesn’t know about.
Cause-and-Effect Essay Many people, including myself, love to read horror stories, do you? People are intrigued in them by the suspense that the story gives them. The cause-and-effect relationships in "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Eager Allan Poe and "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs both poems tell a suspense filled story that ends in death. In the story “The Monkeys Paw” the son dies because his dad was being greedy and wished for money.
No sane person would think of doing such a thing, they would just avoid seeing the old man. Instead, the narrator chooses to kill the old man which does not make sense to the average, but to him, this is the only way to relieve himself of the eye. As the narrator craziness increases throughout the story, one can see how the eye of the old