“Behind the wall” Suspense is used to bring fear Into a person's mind. In Edgar Allen Poe’s exciting story “The Cask of the Amontillado”, He creates a dark and suspenseful mood. Montresor has been plotting revenge on Fortunato, and the suspenseful mood lead Montresor to force the last stone into position and listen to the wails of Fortunato “low moaning cries”. From the beginning Poe used Montresor to create a suspenseful theme that leads another man locked behind a wall for eternity. The Suspenseful tone is seen through the word of Montresor.
I heard many things in hell.” (1). Perhaps, if he could things from hell, he could have heard bad things about the old man. He proceeded to tell the reader, “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” (Poe 2) Since his reasoning is completely illogical, the reader can infer that he is mentally unstable. The narrator’s motive and style of execution for the murder is rather strange.
Suspense about the characters, suspense about the plot; everything was a mystery. The narrator’s every step brought suspense, especially when he got involved with the beating of the heart. Towards the end of the story, the author leaves readers constantly wondering as the suspense is increasing - What will happen to the characters, or how will they end up? These are questions that readers often find themselves asking, although the most common question is simply what will happen
--nervous --very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?” (Oates & Ed, 1992). The narration starts with the word ‘TRUE’ fully capitalized and after that there is an odd exclamation mark. The narrator immediately seeks the attention of his
Did I? I must be going mad…” (Christie 175). This thought with the ellipsis creates suspense for the reader because it makes the reader think about how Miss Brent would be mad (or crazy). Additionally, the question Miss Brent asked herself internally makes the reader question themselves why and is Miss Brent going mad. Moreover, the ellipsis also causes the reader to think about how Miss Brent going crazy would impact the storyline, creating a suspenseful scene, because we don’t know how that will change or twist the story.
An exemplary message everyone should take in, no matter the person, is that when committing an ill mannered act, guilt will always win the battle of overtaking someone, while making them do the right thing as well. In the story, “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator, considered as a madman by some, slowly takes out his plan of murdering an innocent old man for his “vulture eye”. When the narrator 's plan didn 't go as he wanted it to, he revoltingly crushed the old man, whose heart was vigorously pounding with fear, with a bed until he couldn 't breathe. The dreadful pounding of the heart later appeared in the narrator 's thoughts as a form of guilt, which forced him to go insane. The overall mood determined by the text, darkness and madness, was influenced by several elements to help elevate it.
Edgar Allan Poe, one of history’s most terrifying and demented authors, is famous for his multitude of stories perfectly crafted to haunt readers for years after they finish reading the final words. To achieve this, Poe uses many suspense techniques such as imagery, vocabulary, psychological insights and unreliable narrators to heighten the power of his tales and truly chill readers to the bone. His use of these tactics is no more apparent than in his most morbid and haunting tale, “The Masque Of Red The Death”. In this story, Poe uses three main literary devices: Imagery, symbolism and themes. Poe’s use of imagery is something that makes this tale captivate the audience and truly resonate within readers’ minds.
“The Tell Tale Heart” is a story, on the most fundamental level, of conflict. There is a mental conflict inside the narrator himself (expecting the narrator is male). Through clear clues and explanations, Poe cautions the reader to the mental condition of the narrator, which is insanity. The insanity is portrayed as an obsession (with the old man 's eye), which thus leads to loss of control and in the long run outcomes in violence. At last, the narrator tells his story of killing his housemate.
“The Tell Tale Heart” and “The Monkeys Paw” are two short stories that have a cause and effect with events that leave the reader in a state of suspense. In all walks of life, we cause, deal with, and are involved in situations that deal with cause and effect. Our reactions to situations greatly affect the outcome. In stories, whether they are fantasy or non-fiction, characters are also faced with the consequences of their actions. The characters in “The Tell Tale Heart” and “The Monkeys Paw” have to deal with the consequences of their actions.
Paradoxically, his overemphasis of his sanity causes the reader to assume he is essentially mad. He merely lacks motive for killing the old man. He proves to be insane and mentally unstable by his actions previous and after committing the deed. An example of his insanity is portrayed through the narrator’s action of welcoming the police to converse in the room where the narrator has concealed the old man’s body, and placing his chair directly atop of where the corpse has been disposed of. He premeditated the murder, and then felt confident enough to boast by doing this.
Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is a play that mainly focuses on one common theme of insanity. Macbeth gradually becomes plagued by intense guilt as his desire for power drives him to attain his goals by any means necessary, including committing murder. He kills Duncan in cold blood in order to become King, has Banquo killed by three murderers because he wishes to maintain his position as King, and finally, he has Macduff’s family slaughtered. Each of these occurrences takes place because of Macbeth’s will to be King, or they are a result of his guilt. Nonetheless, they are all completed of his free will, which is what causes him to deteriorate mentally.