The diary allows for Wuthering Heights to be read as a parable, in that it is Lockwood’s narration of a story which is adjacent to the mysterious events which he is trying to understand. 2. How is the extent of Heathcliff’s anguish revealed when he hears of Lockwood’s dream? Heathcliff’s anguish is revealed to a large extent when he hears of Lockwood’s dream. This is through detailed description of his body language; ‘crushing his nails into his palms, and grinding his teeth to subdue the maxillary convulsions’.
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.
“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.
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.
Lee manipulates this contrast to exemplify the pace at which the children were forced to think and the fear they felt. Lee engages the reader in the action through his use of the first person and expression of the characters’ thoughts. Seeing the events occur through the eyes of the narrator, Scout, causes the reader to sympathise closely with Scot, Jem and Dill. By hyperbolising the children’s fears, Harper Lee is able to use the reader’s emphases to her advantage, building up and destroying tension as and when she sees fit. As the tension approaches its climax, Lee begins to use repetition to illustrate the children’s fear.
Essay: Comparing Setting, detectives, suspects and stories Intro: The two stories I will be contrasting and comparing in my essay are called ‘The man with the twisted lip ‘by Conan Doyle and ‘The case of the dubious daddy’ by McCall Smith. The Man with the twisted lip fits the detective genres because as this story develops and unfolds the truth, new characters are introduced e.g. Boone which is linked to some way to the mystery. Also because the Author drops clues that might help the reader unravel the truth. In The story of ‘The case of the dubious daddy’ fits the detective genre because the main characters in it have reasons and intensions which are revealed through dialogue.
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”.
Why is this moment in the novel so haunting and mysterious? This extract is set very early within the play, the night after Enfield tells Utterson about the incident of Hyde and the littler girl. The fact that the mere description of Hyde enthrals Utterson to such a degree that an incredible powerful dream was induced shows the strength and power that Hyde has over people. The fact that Utterson had a nightmare over a simple tale is highly significant, taking into for Utterson’s apathetic nature. Stevenson used this juxtaposition to subtly show the audience the undeniable mystery and haunting nature of Hyde that can plague even the most unremarkable and apathetic of beings, Utterson.
Gibbons uses language to create fear in his novel. Throughout the book, he adds different metaphors; one of which is when Rabia states, if you ‘choose to stand in no-man’s land you’re likely to be shot at’. This indicates, in her area of society, things are falling apart: people are picking sides, ready for war. The audience anticipate a conflict of some sort, therefore creating a sense of fear. The fear in this case would mostly be ‘Superstitious’ fear.