The Tell Tale Heart And The Monkey's Paw

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When comparing Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” with W.W. Jacobs’ “The Monkey’s Paw”, I find the ‘The Tale Tell Heart” to best represent the horror genre because of the use of the point of view of a crazy person. The narrator’s way of telling the story lets you infer that something bad will happen. The story is so suspenseful because the narrator is a madman who cannot be trusted. The way the author frequently repeats words increases the suspense, makes it sound scarier and more mysterious. In the article “What is a horror genre?” written by Sharon A. Russell, she tells us that our knowledge of a genre creates suspense because we can anticipate what is going to happen (Russell 37). When the narrator mentions that he suffers from a disease
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