Suspense Suspense

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Suspense is when you feel uncertain about what is going to happen. Most people enjoy suspense because the thrill and the guessing is very entertaining. Almost always, the intro to a film or a story is what mainly grabs an audience's attention initially. What keeps the audience attached to the film or story, is the textual evidence and detail throughout the film or story. In stories or films, the most suspenseful part is almost always the rising action. The rising action carries the suspense up until it reaches its peak and falls down; the rising action pushes the audience’s questioning and knowledge upwards going on and on making the scenes more suspenseful. The questioning is suspenseful, because the audience will be more engaged and attached…show more content…
Foreshadowing is the act of warning or an indication of a future event. This helps build suspense because it creates a dramatic effect to the film. Foreshadowing builds up suspense by making the audience believe that something may happen in the future. The audience may think this because hints in the movie or film may be dropped throughout the film. Foreshadowing makes the audience feel foreboding towards the film or story. In “The Landlady”, Billy notices the yellow chrysanthemums in the window. On page two the text states, “ The chrysanthemums looked wonderful…” This quote is foreshadowing by Billy thinking that the chrysanthemums were wonderful, little did he know that the yellow chrysanthemums represent neglected love or sorrow. The chrysanthemums being yellow showed that something sorrowful or bad may happen if Billy interacts with the owner of them or the place. Another example of foreshadowing is later in the story. The landlady states, “... we don’t want to break any laws at this stage…” This quote shows that the landlady will end up breaking the law in some type of way, the audience does not know how though until later. This makes the audience wonder what will happen, making them curious and interested. Finally, on the last page, the text states “...it had me completely fooled when I first saw it through the window from the street. I could have sworn it was alive.”…show more content…
Often times, suspense leads the audience on to watching or reading more about suspense. “The Landlady” was an amazing way to express suspense and it’s techniques by bringing up some of the most suspenseful techniques. For example, mood, dramatic irony, dilemmas, and foreshadowing. Since the film and story both brought up all the suspense techniques that they used to make the scenes suspenseful, the audience will question and wonder it's where beings and will continue to drag audience members deeper into the investigation. Suspense is brought up plentiful of times within different types of techniques within films which makes the audience filled up with tension and curiosity. Suspense is all around us, which makes suspense more real. We value suspense because it brings excitement and emotions into our lives more. Suspense creates a platform where suspenseful films and books can make filmmakers and authors use their techniques as well. The idea of suspense is an amazing thing that shall be spread amongst everyone, for suspense techniques are more valued within quantities of films and
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