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Show by Close Reference to the Text How the Writer Creates and Maintains Tension Throughout the Story "The end of the party" by Graham Green.
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Show by Close Reference to the Text How the Writer Creates and Maintains Tension Throughout the Story
"The end of the party" by Graham Green
From the title of this story, the reader gets the impression that there will be a climax at the end of the story. The reader is aware that there will inevitably be a climatic moment, when much of the story will make sense. This creates tension at the very beginning because it makes the reader wonder and guess at what might happen at the end of the party. There is a sense of foreboding about the party, which is explored and explained later in the story.
From the beginning "Peter lay down with his eyes on his brother" (2nd paragraph 192) we are aware that Peter is the more dependable and older figure of the twins. He is obviously protective of his brother, (despite the age gap being only a matter of minutes). The author gives Peter's extra few minutes of light in the world "while his brother had still struggled in pain and darkness," (last paragraph 192) as a reason for his self-reliance, and the protectiveness that he feels towards
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