The Tell Tale Heart Literary Analysis Essay

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Horror Genre Literary Analysis Have you ever heard of the story “Tell Tale Heart” and “The Monkey`s Paw?” The Tell Tale Heart is mainly about a man who doesn`t have a problem with the old man, but for some reason it`s something about the old man`s blue eye. “The Monkey`s Paw” is about a paw that a sergeant gave to a man name Mr. White. The paw is giving him three wishes, but will they come true? Both of these stories has to deal with or meet the criteria for the horror genre because they contain fear, mystery, surprise, and suspense. In both of the stories of “The Tell Tale Heart” and “The Monkey`s Paw” contain fear. I came up with three examples and an explanation for fear in both stories. From the “The Tell Tale Heart” on page 89 in lines 15-16 the man said, “I made up my mind to take the life of the old man.” That made me scared because was he really going to kill him? The “Monkey`s Paw” had a fear on page 110 in lines 158-160 where it says, “It moved. As I wished it twisted in my hand like a snake.” When I think about that it made me actually feel and see it move, and if that was me I…show more content…
In the story the “Monkey`s Paw” on page 107 in lines 80-81 it said “Well, why don`t you have three sir?” When I read that it made me question myself will he really wish on the paw? In the “The Tell Tale Heart” on page 91 in line 61-63, it said, “For a whole hour I did not move a muscle, and in the meantime I did not hear him lie down.” That part made me think what made the man take a long time to lay down back into his bed? In my opinion I think that mysteries can happen in any story, movie, or
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