Edgar Allan Poe is known for his knowledge of how to build and use suspense, but how does he do it? Poe has done many works in his time as a poet and he has mastered suspense in writing these works. He knows when and how to use suspense. In all of his story you can find at least one sentence of suspense. Edgar Allan Poe uses craft elements like short and choppy sentences, the setting, and very descriptive language to build suspense in his works.
The seven rooms within The Castle could be interpreted in many ways and settings. One interpretation is that the seven rooms are used as an allegory for the seven deadly sins. Pride and vanity correlate with the color violet and is prevalent in the story because Prospero believes that his social status will keep him from death. Gluttony is represented by the color white and is portrayed as running rampant throughout the Castle as Prospero throws a lavish party with more than enough provisions and wine for his multitude of party guests. The sin of slothfulness is represented by the blue room because when Prospero ordered someone to seize the unidentified man Prospero expected them to do his job of protecting them from the red death. Since the orders were not followed Prospero himself had to try to seize the figure but it took several moments before he made his way to him. Another interpretation is that the rooms represent the journey through life. Assuming that the order that Poe lists the rooms is in order from east to west the most eastern room would be the blue room. The blue room represents the beginning of life and new
The red room is the scene of the next occurrence of suffering but in a
Joseph Rosenblum agrees with the most widely known interpretation of the colors of the rooms. In an essay about the symbolism in “The Masque of the Red Death,” he writes about the meaning behind the colors of the rooms. “blue is the dawning of life. Purple represents
The Red Room’ written by H.G.Wells is a short story that breaks from his usual science fiction by choosing a gothic horror for this epical short story.
husband and a dutiful, confidant wife. However, they aren’t much of a family at all, with little to
The author James hurst keeps bringing up the color red so you keep thinking of it and keep wondering what importance it has.
There was a relaxing feeling coming from the room. The colors were pretty mellow such as the cream-colored walls. Although the room gave off this aura, there was a very elegant tea set in the middle of the room. The wall contained a fireplace while the corner of the room contained a combination of both a bookshelf and a desk. The desk had a pair of golden glasses that belonged to one of the men who lived in the home (I can’t recall exactly who they belonged to). Aside from these things, the room also contained what looked like a very comfortable couch. The guide stated that all of the pieces in the house aside from one fireplace and most of the replicated sales pieces in the General Store.
Also unlike Candide, the tone of Dream of the Red Chamber is immediately foreboding and somber, casting a hypnotic atmosphere over the rest of the story. Images of "cloud-wrapped mountains and mist-covered seas" and "the sound of flutes and strings [which] came from every house" add to the dreamlike atmosphere. The novel is
of family of five and has been through a lot not only is she a parent first and has
is an only child; she is rich and would be a good catch for any man of
work, she has to do housework so that the house won't fall into a mess. But the fact
makes you feel some sympathy for Rhoda but in a bitter way as she is