Both authors have successfully used literary techniques, such as narration and use of themes, to strengthen the message their novel is trying to convey and consequently engage and enthrall the reader. Narration is used by an author to illustrate the message the novel is trying to convey through a certain character’s perspective. If used effectively, the audience will be manipulated to feel a certain emotion or be positioned into the context of the novel so the meaning of the novel will be conveyed. 1984 is a novel that was written in 1948 by George Orwell as a warning to the future world about the dangers of a totalitarian society. 1984 features a 3rd person limited narration, through the focal character Winston; a common, insular man who the reader can easily relate to due to his human flaws.
Because of the first-person perspectives of the story, the reader is able to be in the midst of the act and is allowed to justify whether or not the narrator is right in his actions. Therefore, it adds an untrustworthy human outlook to the general meaning of the story and makes the reader truly understand the narrator’s motive and way of thinking. As soon as the narrator begins, he tries to defend his sanity to the reader while the reader has not had the chance to judge the character yet. This allows the reader to immediately question why the narrator would be defending himself; “…but why will you say that I am mad…Object there was none. Passion there was none.
“Suspense Paragraph” October 3, 2012 Cold Equations Suspense Paragraph Tom Goodwin uses different methods of writing to create suspense in the story “Cold Equation” to spark the interest of the reader’s attention. When characters experience moments of doubt or confusion; or the author slows down the moment when the main character is in doubt these are methods that creates suspense. To illustrate how he uses the first method listed to create the feeling of anxious curiosity, Barton says to Marilyn, “What are you doing here?” he asked. “Why did you stow away on this EDS?” The reader becomes involved because it makes the reader wonder or want to predict what Barton is going to do to Marilyn, but also wonder why she is on the aircraft. At the beginning of the story the reader knows that the aircraft is only capable of holding a certain amount of fuel to carry the exact amount of passengers on the EDS to their destination.
The noise of the pony trap is being exaggerated by Susan Hill using the literary tool of repetition to increase suspense. This sound is so consistently mentioned that it is unforgettable to the reader. Arthur Kipps shows signs of fear through his unreasoned conclusions after deliberating about the strange sounds. He convinces himself that Keckwick was driving by with the child. The author proves his uncertainty describing his hypothesis: “presumably Keckwick”.
However, upon further reading, the reader may begin to wonder about the narrator’s reliability. The use of theatrical language in the prologue also contribute to suspense and tension heightening the novel’s intension for a gothic motif, showing the reader what to expect when they pursue the story further. The Gothic genre is known for building the atmosphere, and setting the tone and mood of a story from the start. In ‘The Turn of the Screw’, Henry James starts off the novel in this typical Gothic tradition, by preparing the reader, in the prologue, to what will be a very frightening tale. ‘The story had held us, round the fire, sufficiently breathless, but except the obvious remark that it was gruesome, as on Christmas Eve in an old house a strange tale should essentially be, I remember no comment uttered till somebody happened to note it as the only case he had met in which such a visitation had fallen on a child.’ However the simple, gothic reading of the prologue cannot prepare the reader for the future events; this is due to the fact that its purpose is to leave the reader in the unknown.
It also presents the opportunity to foreshadow future events and build suspense, both of which are important aspects of popular literature in the time that the novel was written. By presenting Victor at his weak, despaired state at the beginning of the story, the reader is encouraged to try to think about what might happen to Victor to make him this way. In this way suspense is built up. Later in the story, the creature’s past is detailed in the form of a story, inside of Victor’s story. While many books have separate chapters, following
This quote suggests how the author can make readers feel nervous, and make them curious of what will happen, so time creates suspense in the story. Time is not the only device that Poe uses in his short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart”. Another element used to create suspense is first person point of view. Poe expresses the narrator’s emotions like a real person’s feeling. Poe demonstrates each feeling of the narrator’s experiences.
The use of repetition in first person point of view helps to stir some emotion of the unknown. It creates the suspense of not knowing what will happen next. By using first persons point of view, Poe was able to illustrate how the narrator feels. An example of this is when the narrator uses the phrases at the beginning to question his existence. The narrator wanted to know if he was mad, or not.
The Hunter or The Hunted Suspense entices readers when reading stories to continue reading on, and it keeps them interested in the story. In Richard Connell’s story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” the reader is fascinated with the narrative and with the increase of tension and suspense in the story, so much that he must read on. Richard Connell makes effective use of literary devices, particularly powerful foreshadowing and vivid imagery, to increase tension and suspense in the reader. Richard Connell employs powerful foreshadowing to cause the reader to feel suspense in the story. In the beginning of the story, Whitney’s consideration of the fear of the prey and Rainsford’s dismissal illustrates foreshadowing.
Orwell shows that language is of high importance to human thoughts as it structures ideas that one is capable of thinking. The novel 1984 is classified as a dystopic novel in which visions of a frightening society are replicated. In Orwell's book, repetition is constantly used. Towards the start of the book we come across the phrase "Big Brother is watching you" a number of times. This phrase frightens the readers to think that Big Brother may also be watching them and the fact that how the eyes of Big Brother seem to never leave Winston following him at whichever angle he stands at.