Despite the fact that the short story ought to be considered as a whole when analyzing it, the chief element of each work of art is its ending. In this story, there is an abrupt, open ending which leads the reader to ask him/herself moral questions such as the punishment Mary Maloney would have received if she were discovered, was she mentally insane because of her actions? As far as I am concerned, Dahl wanted to
Mary Shelley creates fear in the reader in the presentation of the Creature; she does this in the description of his appearance, his actions and his birth. However, depending on the context, readers interpret and respond differently to the Creature; we also begin the feel sympathy with him as the novel progresses therefore making his character less horrifying. Shelley first develops a sense of fear in the creation of the Creature; it is Frankenstein’s language that draws the reader in, ‘I possessed the capacity of bestowing animation’, the idea of creating life is not presented in a positive light but instead Shelley uses the simile ‘like a hurricane’ to display Frankenstein’s feelings, suggesting that the consequences of his decisions will not be easily overcome. Frankenstein’s description of the setting ‘a dreary night of November’ creates dark and dismal imagery therefore setting the reader up for something unpleasant; this feeling is then fulfilled with the adjective ‘dull yellow eye’ when the Creature first awakes, the image of a yellow eye suggests something inhuman. When ‘Frankenstein’ was first published, the response to the idea of creating life would have been different to the reaction of the present readers as in comparison to the present year there was little scientific knowledge.
Through the minds of Palahniuk and Stevenson a common ground is reached in the two books Fight Club and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; both the narrator and Dr. Jekyll create their own misfortune in trying to fix the problems of the world, or better yet what they perceive the problems to be. In a sense the doppelganger of Dr. Jekyll and The Narrator create a misery that is eerie. These characters could be considered Byronic heroes; they start off admirable individuals but by the end of their journey we pity them. Another observation than can be made is through the birth of their alter egos Dr. Jekyll is in essence attempting to play God, and Tyler Durden (The Narrator’s doppelganger) believes he is God. The consequences of their decisions lead them to, ceaseless misery,
Wouldn’t that be much more jolly?” (Rama Rau 114). The head mistress’s condescending tone creates tension because it makes the reader feel uncomfortable for the characters. Rama Rau puts this experience in the beginning of the story to set up the tension the reader will feel through out the story. Premila’s mom expresses, “You’re to small to have them. You won’t have them in donkey’s years” (Rama Rau 116).
He pays a visit to the home of Mrs. Sappleton to introduce himself. Mr. Nuttel is intercepted by her niece, who, while they are waiting for her aunt, regales him with an artful story that, in the end, only makes his nervous condition worse. In the story under consideration I would single out the following types of conflict: an external and an internal one. The internal conflict is a conflict within Mr. Nuttel himself, between the feelings he experienced. The external conflict represents differences between generations.
In “The Veldt”, Bradbury shows many conflicts which makes the story interesting and suspenseful. The central type of conflict for us to focus on is the relationship between the parents and their children. First of all, the children are more entertained with the nursery than their parents. The nursery is allowing the children to enter other worlds that are scarily realistic - too realistic, as the story shows us by the end. The main focus is that the house is mainly taking the role of the parents in the story.
The atmosphere is suspenseful and tense because of how Lydia worries about the nursery. It is suspenseful because it is the feeling of always wondering what is going to happen next. When Lydia wants George to call their psychologist, it makes the reader uneasy. As for the foreshadowing, the old possessions such as George’s wallet and Lydia’s scarf are found in the nursery, torn up and bloody. It shows that an unavoidable death will happen towards the end of the story.
“The Veldt,” written by Ray Bradbury is a short story about the Hadley family who lives in an automated home that does all the necessary, everyday tasks for them. This house has a nursery which telepathically reads people’s thoughts and brings them to life through its walls. The Hadley parents start to realize that there is something wrong with the nursery and that it is destroying their children's minds. They begin to realize that buying this technologically advanced house, which later on becomes the reason for their death, is their biggest mistake. An analysis of “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury through the historical/biographical and psychoanalytic lenses suggests that the story is really about the negative ramifications of technology on human lives.
The wallpaper is used characterically to reflect the marriage the narrator finds herself ambushed inside. At the start of the short story, the wallpaper is merely seen as an aberrant bore, but as the narrative progresses, the wallpaper becomes much more baleful and frightening. As a site of symbolism, the symbol has three functions in Charlotte Perkins Gilman s ’, “The Yellow Wallpaper”: it reveals the wallpaper including the imagery, imprisonment and symbolism. The imagery of the wallpaper in Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” transitions as the short story is developed in order to emulate the increasing realization of the monopoly the narrator’s marriage has upon herself. The very first descriptions illustrate her initial animus by describing it as “one of those sprawling flamboyant patterns committing every artistic sin” (Perkins 41-42).
That was Flo’s promise” (p.1125). This makes the reader want to know what is going to happen next. Will Rose receive a Royal Beating? As Rose’s character begins to develop, we see that her relationship with her stepmother starts to decline resulting in Rose getting a Royal beating by her father. In this story, the reader can recognize the main character right away and emotionally connect with their journey therefore creating a good suspenseful short story.