Essays Tagged: "Suspense"

"Smee" by A. M. Burrage

e tend to be boring, it is a not a case for 'Smee', a ghost story, where it's predictability builds suspense; thus making the story interesting and frightening.In the beginning the author sets the sce ...

(2 pages) 28 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Supernatural forces in Macbeth

n the play 'Macbeth,' there were many interesting sections whichcould be concentrated on due to the suspense and the involvement of thesupernatural. The use of the supernatural in the witches, the vis ... picious ofhis actions. (Act III, Scene VI, ll.31-120).The use of the supernatural has increased the suspense now thatMacbeth is constantly relying on the prophecies of the three witches.Hecate, the Qu ...

(3 pages) 84 0 4.1 Sep/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Incidents In the Life of A Slave Girl

As a slave, she should also do everything else she is told by her master. "After a brief period of suspense, the will of my mistress was read, and we learned that she had bequeathed me to her sister' ...

(3 pages) 172 0 3.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

The Use of suspence in Julius Caesar

The Use of Suspense in Julius CaesarSuspense can be defined as the uncertainties the reader feels about what wi ... t in a story, or in this case, a play. William Shakespeare incorporated in Julius Caesar three very suspenseful events on which the whole play depends.The first suspenseful event of this play occurs w ... sination. Cassius feels that he is equal to Caesar, if not even better that him. Shakespeare builds suspense by using this statement made by Cassius: 'I was born free as Caesar.../we both have fed as ...

(3 pages) 40 0 4.2 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Animal Farm Comparison

that could be traitors. In the movie since there was no Mollie, you did not even have a feeling of suspense for what was going to happen later on.In the book, there was many surprises that shocked me ... .Animal Farm was a good novel. Animal Farm the movie was a bad rendition of the movie. It lacked in suspense, surprise, and mood. Though the story is the same the details that help the story lacked in ...

(2 pages) 94 0 3.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe, the greatest American teller of mystery and suspense tales in the19th century was a tormented artist. He struggled to become the accomplished au ...

(1 pages) 66 0 4.8 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Of Mice and Men

cause of allowed time while books can be as long as they want, if the author can keep the reader in suspense. Some books have much more detailed information in it than the movie version. A good author ...

(2 pages) 115 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Fickle Fisherman

A few typos. Exellent work, Good suspenseFickle FishermanIt was an early Saturday morning, about 6:00am. I was Awake and dressed read ...

(2 pages) 25 0 4.8 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

"The Rainmaker" by John Grisham

If you like books like The Firm or The Chamber then this is the book for you. It has a great mix of suspense, action and drama. Its about a young man named Rudy Baylor who had aspirations of breezing ...

(4 pages) 118 1 4.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

A comparison of Alfred Hitchcock and Edgar Allan Poe. For both madness exists in the world

Fear, terror and suspense are the most vivid emotions created by Poe's stories and by Hitchcock's films. Several them ... suddenly sinks. These deceptions add to the effect of the stories, enhancing the intense fright and suspense.The last theme which is found in both Hitchcock and Poe is the power of the dead over the l ... or plan carefully every word. Hitchcock shot footage for one week to achieve the perfect balance of suspense and terror in the 'shower scene' of Psycho. They leave the viewer in suspense until the ver ...

(5 pages) 81 1 5.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Triumph over tragedy. Speaks of Kate Chopin's "The avakening"

the tragic figure. We lose sight of reality, and stumble headlong into the story. Enthralled by the suspense, captured by the Irony that, 'we know' what plight lies ahead for the characters. We become ... agic figures must captivate the audience. They must create an atmosphere that is shrouded in irony, suspense and mystery. These figures must also make the audience love them, feel for them and experie ...

(5 pages) 95 0 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Role of Foreshadowing in Oedipus the King

hin the day. Prophecy and foreshadowing is an important part of playwriting, and adds an element of suspense that is not possible any other way. Whether it be the witches of MacBeth, the ramblings of ... blame which is leveled against Oedipus was totally unexpected, and it left the audience in complete suspense throughout the play, as they tried to figure out how Oedipus was involved in the plot to ki ...

(5 pages) 147 0 4.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad

where there is something in life that seems to be left behind. In the books I read about mystery or suspense, this always seems to be the case in such. The Heart of Darkness draws me into such depths ... nknown containing in it's pages. But again, the mystery part of it makes that a good book, which is suspenseful. This was definately a 'Heart of Darkness.'

(2 pages) 56 0 3.7 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Crucible, Arthur Miller

dvantage of this, Miller used Proctor in a largely rounded role to make the play a one of drama and suspense. He is most unlike the majority of the other flat characters so we can relate to him well a ... ant role as a conflicting character. This creates a thrilling atmosphere around Proctor and curious suspense every time his name is mentioned in the play. This can be proved in many places throughout ...

(8 pages) 82 0 4.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Howard Carter is not a tomb robber.

l medley of extraordinary and beautiful objects heaped upon one another...There was naturally short suspense for those present who could not see, when Lord Carnarvon said to me `Can you see anything'. ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

'The Landlady' by Roald Dahl

stay but never manages to uncover the landlady's secret before she murders the young lad.To create suspense Roald Dahl has set the time at 9pm when darkness takes over light. As dark represents evil ... at 9pm when darkness takes over light. As dark represents evil the mood changes to an atmosphere of suspense, particularly if you're unfamiliar with the area. This is exactly what happened to Billy an ...

(7 pages) 27599 1 3.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - This essay describes various signs of symbolism such as the big, oak door, the "A" on the minister's heart, and the meteor.

hat is in the mind of the characters. Many times, mystical happenings take place that give the tale suspense and intensity. The author, I think, takes the mental state of the characters, incorporates ...

(2 pages) 125 0 4.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of THE LOTTERY by Shirley Jackson

hroughout the story we are never sure about what exactly this lottery is, which keeps the reader in suspense.The story begins with a cheerful mood. It is summertime in a small town of 300 people. Ever ...

(3 pages) 296 0 4.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

10 Dimensions for Dracula by Bram Stoker The aesthetic and psychological views on Dracula

tell the story was perfect for this novel because this technique is highly effective in keeping the suspense. The reason is, because of the various sources that made the plot, it made the story more b ... various sources that made the plot, it made the story more believable. It also helps in sustaining suspense, because the story is not told in a straightforward in chronological way. Instead it jumps ...

(4 pages) 81 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Using Irony in a Play. An essay about Sophocles' Antigone and the usage of irony throughout the play,

ents in the scenes would have been very different from what they are now. Irony is also used to add suspense, making the reader wonder what was going to happen next? Sophocles successfully accomplishe ... y cause not peace and harmony, but far from that. Instead, this would cause problems and chaos. The suspense now builds.Also adding suspense is the use of attitudinal irony. Attitudinal irony is when ...

(4 pages) 83 1 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama