Simplicity is the key when it comes to the plot of a mystery story. Very few characters and not many sub-plots. If you have a complicated plot then the story is hard to follow and if there are a lot of characters then you can't build up the readers pity or understanding of a single character ,which is how good mystery stories work. The author makes us understand a character so that when something happens to them we have come…...
'The Monkey's Paw' is one of W. W Jacobs's most famous short stories. In 'The Monkey's Paw', Jacobs uses many different types of tone, language, and many other devices that create a really good mystery story. At the beginning of the story, the language is calm for the inside of the house, 'the blinds were drawn and the fire burned brightly. ' Shows that inside the house was a cozy atmosphere compared with the language used to describe the outside.…...
Compare the ways in which the two writers create an atmosphere of mystery and fear in the 'Judge's House' and 'The Monkey's Paw' The two stories, 'The Judge's House' and 'The Monkey's Paw' were both written in the Gothic genre in Victorian times, in the 1900's. Because of this both stories are influenced by Victorian attitudes to horror. One of the main ideas in both stories is to create a sense of suspense. This is done so effectively that in…...
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The short story, The Monkey's Paw, was a cooling novel about the White household (Mr. White, Mrs. White, Herbert )and how they used a talisman to alter there fate, but not for what they had wished for. The author introduces this story on a cold, wet night which gives a suspensful feeling to the unique in the beginning hand. While the White's are hanging around together in a little parlor, they get a check out from Mr. White's old good…...
There are many techniques that are used to create tension and suspense in 'The Monkey's Paw'. From the very beginning we can see that the language used sets the scene and conveys the mood of the story; "the night was cold and wet". Pathetic fallacy immediately implies that the story will be based on evil and creates tension as it intrigues the reader. We can see that the language used helps the story to become fast paced which contributes to…...
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