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The Red room

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Introduction

A good short story has to be exciting from the beginning as the writer does not have a lot of time to present his ideas. If the writer can do this from the start he will make the reader want to read on and if this is not done the reader may get board of the short story and not read on. It is important to create tension in the story as well because if he does not do this he may not have time to do it at the end of the story and it may be ruined. It is also important to create suspense as the writer needs to keep the reader reading. We see good use of tension in "the Monkey's Paw" from the outset as the description of the surroundings are very depressing, "Without, the night was cold and wet..." this already creates tension and gives the impression it is a supernatural story. The writer, W.W. Jacobs, dose not waste time going into detailed descriptions of the characters but still gives us enough description to get a representation of the characters mentality. ...read more.

Middle

White into tacking the monkeys paw. More tension is created when the sergeant starts to talk about the paw and he is describing what it does and clarifying what it acutely does and more importantly who has used it before because as we see "...the third was for death." This creates a sense of both tension and suspense. We see the sense of tension because we do not know how he died and if it was because of the monkeys paw. A sense of suspense is created because we still do not know if Mr. White will take the paw and if he does what will his consequences be? When we finally see Mr. White has taken the paw we do not know what will happen, we know there will be consequences but what they will be we do not know. This makes the reader want to read on because of the suspense created. The first wish Mr. White makes is "'I wish for two hundred pounds...'" this is not a lot of money today but we see Herbert Mr. ...read more.

Conclusion

Eventually Mrs. White gets to leave the room and go to the door. This is were the most tension and suspense is created because we think she is going to open the door and get the impression 'it' will not look the same and will look so bad it will upset her. This is important to have in a story because the end is the most important part of it. The suspense it then carried on after the story because we are given the impression Mr. White has used the paw to cease the knocking but are not told this. This makes good suspense as it keep us thinking. We also see good suspense and tension in 'the red room' and in some ways it is similar to 'the monkeys paw' because in both we see a character or characters advising the main character not to do something. In 'the monkeys paw' we see this when the sergeant major advises the old man not to take the paw and of the consequences of it were as in 'the red room' we see the old people telling the young man not to go into the red room and ...read more.

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