Atmosphere of mystery

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  • An Atmosphere of Mystery and Suspense in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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    An Atmosphere of Mystery and Suspense in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde During the Nineteenth century, horror stories were getting more popular than ever. Several distinctive horror stories, like Dracula, Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are still known today. These stories were not set in busy countries, but written as happening in Transylvania, Switzerland, the Arctic, and other far away and little known countries. The setting links to some peculiar

  • How Arthur Conan Doyle Creates an Atmosphere of Mystery and Builds Suspense in The Speckled Band

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    How Arthur Conan Doyle Creates an Atmosphere of Mystery and Builds Suspense in The Speckled Band In many of Holmes' adventures, Conan Doyle used a successful personal formula to create mystery and build suspense, and "The Speckled Band" is no exception. Watson begins the story by stating that he cannot recall any case that represented more 'singular features' than that of the one he is about to narrate. Despite this rather impressive beginning, analysis of the other

  • The Ways in Which the Writers Create an Atmosphere of Tension, Mystery and Suspense in the Stories The Monkeys Paw and The Red Room

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    The Ways in Which the Writers Create an Atmosphere of Tension, Mystery and Suspense in the Stories The Monkeys Paw and The Red Room Ans. The Monkeys Paw, a very well written gothic short story by W. W. Jacobs, has an immense variety of elements, which create an atmosphere of mystery and suspense in the story, which also links and can be compared to the short story, The Red Room, written by H. G. Wells. The various steps, which the authors took to bring out the nature of

  • The Tell Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe

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    Tell-Tale Heart, the setting seems to be inside an old house, which strengthens the atmosphere of mystery and suspense. The madness and overall insanity of the narrator illustrates the sense of high, overwrought emotion. The presence of creaking hinges and the darkness represent the metonymies of gloom and horror throughout the story. Sustaining the atmosphere of the gothic, the appropriate vocabulary also maintains the atmosphere of suspense, the overwrought emotion, and the metonymies of gloom and horror

  • A Sense of Atmosphere in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde

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    A Sense of Atmosphere in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde Introduction: The tension and suspense in the novel begins with the title, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. It makes you want to know what the strange case was and how it affected the characters. One day, Utterson was out walking with the town distant kinsman Mr. Enfield when they passed a house Mr.Enfield tells Mr Utterson a strange case about the house. Description of the house makes

  • The House of Seven Gables as a Gothic Novel Essay

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    which center on the ideas of gloom, horror, and mystery. The action of a Gothic novel takes place in a "run-down, abandoned or occupied, mansion or castle," which often include secret passages, doors, and compartments (Encarta). The mansion also adds its own flavor and variety to the atmosphere of mystery and suspense in the novel by providing a dark and gloomy setting where the story takes place. The basis of mystery and suspense in the atmosphere of the novel feeds off of "an unexplained or

  • Dense Drizzly Analysis

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    of mystery in Ch3? Conan Doyle uses uses a combination of literary devices to build up tension and create a sense of mystery I chapter 3 Doyle uses negative words and descriptions of the atmosphere with the motif of darkness to bring the reader into the mysterious and miserable atmosphere of a 19th century London. The case of Mary Morstan is presented to start on a ‘September evening’. This particular choice of month brings the reader into the cold,foggy and often miserable atmosphere of

  • Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe 's ' I Became Insane, With Long Intervals Of Horrible Sanity '

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    Hawthorne are influential authors of the movement. The authors incorporate the unique qualities of gothic literature in their works. In particular, Gothic period author Charles Brockden Brown incorporates the two characteristics of insanity and an atmosphere of mystery in his novels Wieland and Edgar Huntley. Undoubtedly, Gothicism was meant to focus on the darker side of human nature (Gothic Literature). This literary movement began from authors that believed the novels in the transcendentalism movement

  • The Use Setting to Help Create Mystery in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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    How does Doyle use setting to help create mystery in The Hound of the Baskervilles? Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh on 22 May 1859. He died in 1893. His first book he published was when he was still a student. In 1885 he married Louise Hawkins. Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance in a short novel called "A Study in Scarlet" which was printed in 1887. He continues to write thrilling stories until he realised he wanted to be known not just for Sherlock Holmes but wanted to

  • H.G. Wells: ‘The Red Room’ and ‘The Cone’ Essay

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    stories, HG Wells, uses a number of techniques to create this mood and atmosphere to keep his readers interested. HG Wells immediately creates an air of mystery from the outset of ‘The Red Room’ when he introduces the ‘man with the withered arm’. This grotesque description of the man’s features, combined with his ambiguity due to having no name given to him, helps create this air of mystery and suspense. The term ‘tangible ghost’ helps create suspense too, as you

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