I think that the setting of this story which is based at Eel Marsh House lifts the tension a great deal as it is the perfect place for unusual happenings and a gothic horror story. The next thing I will talk about is the plot and how she builds tension in to it. The plot plays a big part in building the tension in the story. At first the mood is calm until his family start telling ghost stories, he then recalls the time in his life he would rather not refer to, as they were telling the stories he had tried to "hold back the rising flood of memory." After being calm the tension rises here as you know there is something wrong as Arthur get more uncomfortable.
The expert use of profound imagery and description by Bierce in this work produces an elegant tale that tempts the reader’s mind to explore the emotionally charged imaginative effects that are part of our basic human nature and while the Civil War was at the very essence of some of his most acclaimed work, the reader and critic of his work would most probably ponder just how his personal experiences in the war affected him when reading his stories. The story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is divided into three sections that all trigger in the readers mind a sense of reality and veracity bringing into
Atticus Finch In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus plays a major role through out the book. He does this by seeing true beauty in the worst of people and being non prejudice. He proves that he is that kind of person in many ways in every chapter. But to prove that he does, in this essay there will be quotes and scenes explained from in the book. The reason why Atticus plays a role as a major character is because, as said before, he does see the true beauty in the worst of people.
By creating a story around an actual event in history, one can create a surprisingly believable novel. Atwood successfully incorporates themes that repeat throughout the story, including the theme of sexuality playing a prominent role gender stereotypes. Men clearly possess a greater level of sexual freedom, especially during the daily harassment of Grace by the two prison guards who escort her to the governor’s house (240). Also, the reader should notice the omnipresence of God in the novel. Grace remarks, “They are hypocrites, they think church is a cage to keep God in… But God is everywhere…” (254).
At the same time, it is also significant as it creates a subplot involving Sir Toby Belch, Fabian, Sir Andrew, Maria and Malvolio. Shakespeare starts the Scene by showing us Fabian’s sheer excitement with their plan, as he would rather be “boiled to death with melancholy.” This builds up anticipation amongst the audience, as we eagerly await the unravelling of this seemingly intelligent/unmissable trick that the men, and Maria, are trying to play on Malvolio. Shakespeare does not yet reveal the trick; instead he continues to develop our anticipation. Sir Toby Belch and Fabian start to discuss how much this “rascally sheep-biter” deserves to “come by some notable shame,” as he once brought me (Fabian) out O’favour with my lady.” At this point, Shakespeare shows us the character of Malvolio: we see that Malvolio is a killjoy; and it makes us dislike him. It also makes us somewhat admire Sir Toby and Fabian for carrying out a plan, which can potentially bring him “notable shame.” Shakespeare next shows us the “little villain” behind the plan.
The temptress is a female who possess what the male desires and she uses these desires as a means to his ultimate demise. Mattie definitely has what Ethan desires. Throughout the story Ethan is constantly gazing at her beauty and encountering thoughts of her that goes against his imprisonment to Zeena. For example, Ethan said that Mattie was “more than the bright serviceable creature he had thought her. She had an eye to see and an ear to her: he could show her things and tell her things, and taste the bliss of feeling that all he imparted left long reverberations and echoes he could wake at will” (Wharton 14).
Actually, I’m left with the sense that Dafoe meant this story to serve that latter function to a greater degree than other authors we read. Part of what makes the story so benevolent is the fact that often when characters do something to escalate the tension, they do so with good reasons that are usually made explicit with a prolonged explanation. The gentleman who took Moll as a mistress, for example, only breaks the affair after illness has forced him to re-examine his conscience, and having made the decision he exerts a lot of effort to explain himself to Moll (and she understands). Also, the women who fetch the constable that will take ultimately Moll to Newgate are furious, but the master of the
Firstly, sacrifice is evident in The Kite Runner by Hassan’s heroic sacrifice of his emotional and physical health for the sake of Amir’s happiness. Hassan willingly gets raped in order to hopefully keep and give the blue kite that had been cut by Amir to him as his reward for winning the Kite Fighting Contest. Assef was the local bully who tried to dominate Amir often. When Assef confronted Amir and Hassan, Hassan pulls out his slingshot after asking him nicely to leave them alone. He sacrifices himself by drawing the attention off of Amir, increasing the probability of him getting bullied all in order to protect and save him when he says, “you are right Agah.
‘The Hunger Games’ is a popular young adult novel within a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. It has recently been adapted into a film and was directed by Gary Ross. The book and film feature the strong female protagonist Katniss Everdeen, a highly skilled hunter. Whilst the primarily male characters best talent is baking, the result is the book having an underlying tone of female empowerment with Katniss’ characteristically masculine traits. ‘The Hunger Games’ depicts a society in which male and female characters display a full range of characteristics that do not always conform to traditional gender stereotypes for men and women.
The title of the poem is where Spike Milligan first discloses his view on the subject matter and is also very clever, as Spike has used the first few words from the famous quote: “Unto us a child is born” A quotation the writer has taken from the New Testament of the Bible; which was used when the birth of Jesus was announced. The title also implies to the reader that this poem will modify our emotions .The writer decided to cut the quotation to: “Unto Us” The writers cautious placing of ellipsis makes it extremely effective technique in trying to draw the reader in, as they will now try to read on and discover what happens next. Ellipsis is also used in the title to show the quotation has been unfinished, just like the pregnancy as Spike Milligan is about to depict. The poet then begins his poem with a short sharp sentence; which shows us his view once again on the subject matter: “Somewhere at some time" The use of alliteration emphasises to us that Spike Milligan evidently believes that the “parents” most likely are not even sure when the foetus was conceived which shows the “parents” were being very carefree and reckless about contraception, and the pregnancy could have taken place at any time. This allows the reader to see that the “parents” are irresponsible,