Theme Of Suspense In The Monkey's Paw

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A sharp pain whips through your spine as you jolt up from a nightmare, as you stare off into the dark, something within stares back and you realize the nightmare has only just begun… This sentence was to show how suspense can cause fear if used in a proper manner. It also shows that the cause and effect make the story animated and detailed. What causes suspense and what is the effect of it? When the author creates this scene in your mind you start to sense a feeling of sudden darkness as the suspense grows rapidly revealing true fear in its wake. In the novel “The Monkey’s Paw” the author uses your imagination against you by creating a suspenseful atmosphere using imaginary lighting in a way that creates a dark synthetic silhouette that should…show more content…
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. “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.” The effect of the man's hatred for the old man’s eye caused the mad man to kill him to rid himself of the eye. IF the cause of the man's hatred for the old man did not exist, then he would not have killed him. How does this paragraph prove your overall thesis statement? Transition into the next paragraph. This proves my thesis by linking cause and effect with suspense that is presented in both
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