Tension In The Tell Tale Heart

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When you think of a horror story you think of getting scared or feeling tension, both things that you should experience when reading a horror story and that “the Tell-Tale Heart” does really well. Additionally “the Tell-Tale Heart” is a story written by Edgar Allan Poe, one of the greatest horror writers, it was also published in 1843 and is one of the greatest and most unique stories I have read. As what makes the story very great and unique is how the author uses realism to scare the reader because it can happen to anyone. This is what Edgar Allan Poe was thinking when he said “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality” which means that you won’t be very scared from a fictional story, as a realistic story can affect you longer. As a matter of fact its weakest horror convention is supernatural events, as the author doesn’t include any supernatural events, and the strongest are Organization, because it includes a…show more content…
And while most people may like or think “the Monkeys Paw” is scarier because of its supernatural events and its simplicity. Yet, “the Tell-Tale Heart” has more analysis which means you will spend more time enjoying the story rather than reading “the Monkeys Paw” and being done with the story. As “the Monkeys Paw” is the type of story that isn’t very analytical and you’ll read it then spend a few minutes analyzing, and later read another story. This won’t happen to “The Tell-Tale Heart” as it’s more focused on analyzing and having lots of suspense, which would last longer and be more interesting, while “the Monkeys Paw” is more focused on characters, which would only affect you depending on how much you connect with
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