How does the writers create tension? essays
How does the writers create tension and suspense in the two stories that you have studied?
In my coursework I am going to be looking at how the writers create tension and suspense in the two stories. The two stories that I have studied are The Red Room by H.G Wells and The Tell- Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe.
The Tell – Tale Heart is a story about a man that takes care of and works for an older man. The old man's eye is like a vultures eye. This drives the other man crazy so then he attacks the old man in the middle of the night .The story takes place in the old man's house.
The Red Room is about a man who has come to a house to see whether this room is haunted. He finds out the room is haunted by only fear.
These stories are old Victorian stories. Many Victorian liked horror stories because they wanted rebel against religious people. They because interested all things to do with ghosts. Many ghost stories were written round this period because people were obsessed with things to do about the afterlife. They wanted to know where you went after death.
In Victorian times many people had servants or caretakers for their house. The Tell-Tale Heart shows this because the story has a caretaker who goes mad. The story was written to scare people.
Many Victorians thought places including houses were haunted and they would get frightened but they got scared over nothing. In The Red Room the room is only haunted by their fear.
Edgar Allan Poe creates tension in The Tell Tale Heart in different ways. One way he creates tension is through the atmosphere in the story. It changes throughout the story to keep the reader on edge. In thefirst stage the atmosphere is fast and tense because the narrator is talking quickly to show his plan. All the rhetorical questions the narrator asks, makes the atmosphere seem confused as well. For example the narrator asks
All through he mentions his madness. This makes the read…