This makes me suspicious and leads me to believe that an event will occur that is negative. This alone makes me curious. Where as the opposing story dragged on it certain places. Many will argue that, “The Cask of Amontillado,” held peoples attention easily and had more improved examples of suspense. An equally important point to consider is its use of metaphors and the fact that this has a better chance of fitting peoples wants in a suspenseful genre. To begin will provide an example of the metaphor. His terror rose to desperation; he rained a shower of kicks and blows upon gunpowder, hoping by a sudden to give his companion the slip, but the specter started full jump with him. “. This provides an excellent example of suspense. As you read, you start to infer that Cohabit is being chased and pursued by some unknown force. This obviously creates a sense of mystery because for one he is being followed, and worse is the fact that the antagonist is not apparent to us nor Cohabit. Along with us point, personally believe that most people are frightened by monsters, ghosts and the supernatural far more than humans, whether dangerous or not.
I can indeed understand peoples fright of murderers and such, but if I asked you which is less desirable for you to come in contact with, a demon or a murderer, which would you choose? Likely the demon, e are usually more frightened by what we don’t know, and what we haven’t experienced personally. In the “Cask of Amontillado”, the victim is an enemy of a deadly killer, but in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, it is a lethal spirit that wants revenge at evening, who travels headless and armed.
Although this an arguable statement, I think the majority would agree with my inference about fears. Next, I shall progress to my last body paragraph. Lastly, I’m going to provide an example of a hyperbole, this goes back towards the beginning, but I decided it was necessary to include. “To see him striding along the profile of a hill on windy hill, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the spirit of famine descending upon the Earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield. “.
The first thought I received after reading this was that it wasn’t of a human species due to the description. I’m not stating that this would cause suspense to arise for all, but for Some would say that this would apply as a suspenseful literary element. Like I previously stated, the unknown is not something we admire, which causes suspense, suspicion and mystery. That is the main reason of the inclusion of this quote. This leads me to y other point, “The Cask of Amontillado”, failed to include confusion. Know what you’re thinking, why would confusion be necessary?
Well, in a suspenseful piece of literature, this can lead you to be on the edge of your seat because you are unsure of what to believe or think, similar to the unknown aspect, being confused is something that causes suspense also. “The Cask of Amontillado”, was relatively straight forward the whole story, which causes bore for me, because its missing the element of confusion and the feeling of being unsure. This overall is my reasoning for preferring and believing the more deserving antedate for the Edgar award is, “The Legend Of Sleepy HolloW’.
Which brings me to my conclusion hope have executed my points validly. Although you may not agree, my hopes is that you understand. To review, I included a hyperbole, simile and a metaphor to state the importance of literary elements and why they can frequently cause suspenseful situations. Also included 3 opposing arguments and why I disagree with them. Overall I think I fully understand the topic of Literary Elements and the meaning behind them and their value. I appreciate the use for them and will potentially involve them in much of my future assignments and tasks.