The reasoning for most people thinking he’s insane is because for seven nights the caretaker, the narrator, stalks the homeowner, the old man,. “And every night around midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it - oh, so gently! And then when I had made an opening sufficient for my head, I put in a dark lantern… I thrust in my head… I moved it slowly- very, very slowly, so that I might not disturb the old man’s sleep. (poe, page 203)” The narrator’s action of watching the old man leep is evidence that he is stalking him. The definition of mad is not normal actions, with this evidentes we can prove the narrator is insane.
The authors of the two texts “The Monkey's Paw” and “Don't Look Behind You” effectively created suspense through the use of dramatic elements. The two texts use imagery to create suspense. Dialogue creates suspense in “ The Monkey's paw” and “Don't look behind you”. Description of characters fears/ anxiety creates suspense in the two texts. Therefore these two texts create suspense because, it makes the readers think.
Childhood Killing someone for something that happened 36 years ago as a child might sound absurd, but it might not be. In “The Utterly Perfect Murder” by Ray Bradbury, a man named Doug wakes up in the middle of the night to kill his childhood “friend”, Ralph. He does not know why it took him 36 years for it to come to him, but he decides that it needs to be done. So he gets on a train, leaving his family behind. However, when Doug arrives at Ralph’s house he decides not to kill him because of the physical and mental state Ralph has deteriorated to.
The narrator refuses to let the creepiness of the eye go, he is haunted by the image of the eye. He became so obsessed with the eye, that eventually this was the only thing he could see when he saw the old man, he could no longer look the man in the face the only thing he looked at was the eye. He describe the eye as evil and compares it to a vulture. These word symbolize the narrator in the end, he kills the old man and dismembers his body and then hides him under the floor boards of the bedroom. The narrator spent eight nights “circling his pray “ by cracking open the door to just the eye starring back at him before his killed the old man just as a vulture would do to its prey.
The old man was a sweet, kind old man that was unbothersome in every way…. Except for one thing, his eye. Every night the old man’s roommate would check on his pale blue eye just to bear its wickedness, so the man made up his mind kill the old man and rid him of his eye. The old man sat up with a jerk to spot his roommate’s stare upon him, the madman did not know what to do for he had been discovered so he stabbed the old man and crushed him with the old man’s mattress until the beat of the old heart could no longer be heard. The suspense of the story was created when the cause introduces you to the problem in the story and who wants to get rid of the problem which if made correctly can cause a strong feeling of suspense.
The cause-and-effect relationship in “The Monkeys Paw” is an amazing example as to how much an occurrence can affect the story line and the suspense within it. In the story the mother and father are one of the major reasons why the suspense is there, because they made wishes in the story the paw (which is also a cause of the suspense) had
Young Wallace decided to try and protect the old man. He was doing fine for the first three or four men, but was eventually overwhelmed by the troops. He was then taken to a dungeon where they left him to rot. All they gave him was rotten haring and very little water. Due to this treatment, he went into a coma and the Englishmen assumed he was dead.
Both exposed by victims thought to be dead, two men from two stories share similarities between their situations. In the stories The Tell-Tale Heart and The Black Cat, both narrators realize their acts were wrong, but they did them anyway by rationalizing that they were driven by circumstance. The Tell-Tale Heart is about a man who is disturbed by an old man’s “Vulture eye.” He thinks the only way to rid of this horrid eye is to kill the man. So for seven days, he watches him, and on the eighth he kills him. The man gives in to the police after being disturbed by his very own heart, which was thought to be the dead man’s.
In “The Tell-Tale Heart” The old man has the narrator after him trying to end the old man’s eye forever. The old man is asleep in his room, and he is unaware that the narrator is trying to kill him and get rid of his eye forever. Both of these texts share the idea that people sometimes do not expect or think of the unexpected. For example in “The Tell-Tale Heart” the officer that showed up to the old man’s residence didn’t expect anyone to be dead but the old man was found dead. “There entered three men, who introduced themselves, with perfect suavity, as officers of the police.
There’s two sides to every story. The beginning of Beowulf opens up with a very accusing story, “...Grendel went up to Herot, wondering what the warriors would do in that hall when their drinking was done. He found them sprawled in sleep, suspecting noting, their dreams undisturbed. The monster’s thoughts were as quick as his greed or his claws: He slipped through the door and there in the silence snatched up thirty men, smashed them unknowing in their beds and ran out
Anyways, the butler starts off explain that he hates his master’s eye. So every night, the butler scares at his eye at around midnight, he does this for one week. Then on the eighth night, the butler scares the old man and he dies. After this, the butler chops up the old man, and puts his body parts under the floorboards. Later the police come, but don’t find anything.