Suspense In The Tell-Tale Heart And The Monkey's Paw

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Suspense essay Many authors use setting to create suspense . Suspense is “the sense of growing tension,fear, and excitement felt by the reader” (95). Edgar Allen Poe and W.W. Jacobs create suspense throughout their short stories “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Monkey’s Paw”. Three techniques, these authors use to create suspense are ambiguous ending, the scaring techniques , and the setting. As previously stated, When talking about suspense the main attraction would be the setting because the reader need to know where they are and where it happened. In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” the one location was “the old man's room was as black as a pitch” (90) this explains how the protagonist uses the darkness to sneak up on the old man to kill him, But in W.W. Jacobs’s “The Monkey’s Paw” one of the setting was similar to the other story from Edgar Allen Poe,”the room was in a darkness, and the sound of subdued weeping came from the window” (111) the 2 stories contain a certain feeling of darkness in their area ,But the Edgar Allen Poe story was a comparison of both stories…show more content…
With a loud yell, I threw open the lantern and leaped into the room” (92)., But in “The Monkey’s Paw” the technique used is “And the old man started nervously at the sound of a door banging upstairs” (110). The difference and similarities are that they both used some type of hook to make you flip the page also they both used tension like sound or movement,but Edgar Allan Poe story explains the death of his victim and Jacobs explains the fact of 3 wishes and no matter what wish they make it contains
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