The Tell-Tale Heart Effect

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Did you know that many horror stories use cause-and-effect to create suspense? IN “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Monkey’s Paw” they both use cause-and-effect to help keep you on your seat. The cause-and-effect helps build suspense because you don’t know what will happen because of their one choice.
“The Monkey’s paw” is a suspenseful story full of karma, when one thing would take place another one was set in order because of their decision. When their old friend came back from India he had a story about a magical monkey paw that would grant three wishes, no one believed what he said about the consequences if it were to be used. When they used it bad thing happened causing their last wish to undo only the 2nd one, then having to cope with their
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The author was working for a man that he dearly loved but he had this eye, this eye, he called the Vulture Eye, made him extremely uncomfortable and he hated his eye. He started watching him, for 7 nights he would do the same thing and just watch him to see if the eye was special even though nothing happened, he still wanted to destroy the eye so on the 8th night he killed him. The next day police officers showed up because a complaint they had that night, they talked and he got comfortable. Right once he thought he was in the clear he heard the old man’s heart beat, he tried to stay calm, but it drove him crazy so he confessed to the cops and got arrested. In the beginning his word choice and his tone caused a lot of suspense. “True!-nervous- very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am! But why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my sense- not dulled them.” (1-3). The quote is after he was arrested and he says that he is actually nervous and that he has a dieses the helped him not hurt him. If this didn’t happen then we wouldn’t know that he was actually nervous and had a dieses. This paragraph shows that he choose to kill him and now he was arrested and nervous the whole

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