This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Author Of Book "Susan Hill". Essay

775 words - 3 pages

How the author creates suspense and tension.The two extracts I have chosen are Across The Causeway page sixty-five to sixty seven and Whistle And I'll Come to You pages one hundred and twenty four to one hundred and twenty seven.In the extract from Across The Causeway Kipps sees the Woman in Black for the second time but when he sees her this time the Woman in Black has a look of pure malevolence and evil on her face. First Kipps asks himself if the hatred is directed at him then Kipps get scared and eventually angry. Susan Hill builds up tension and suspense in this extract in many ways; the pace gives the extract tension because events are going quite slowly so the passage builds up to a climax. This technique keeps the reader sitting on the edge of their seat and clinging to every word.Another technique is putting words in groups of three to make a feeling seem stronger or more intense. Page sixty five Line nineteen "she directed the purest evil and hatred and loathing,"Another way the author creates suspense and tension is by describing in vivid detail the physical effects the Woman In Black has on Kipps. " Indeed, I had never in my life being so possessed by it, never known my knees to tremble and my flesh to creep, and the to turn cold as stone, never known my heart to give a great lurch, as if it would almost leap up into my dry mouth and then begin pounding I my chest like a hammer on a anvil..." This makes it all the more real and disturbing to the reader.Susan Hill uses language to underline the intensity of what Kipps experiences for example she uses writes "the worlds hopelessly inadequate to express what I saw." In other words it seems affected him so much he could not find the words to express himself. This creates in the reader more tension and suspense.Susan Hill manages to create suspense and tension by locating this encounter in the graveyard which in its self is a place associated with the supernatural.Kipps was so frightened he literally thought he was going to die. Susan Hill skilfully increases the tension and suspense by replacing Kipps emotion of fear quickly to anger. The pace...

Find Another Essay On Author of Book "Susan Hill".

Love and Happiness in Elephants by Sarah Gruen and The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

981 words - 4 pages Happiness is essential for one to be sane. Love leads to happiness and this is shown in the novels Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen and The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. Characters in both novels try to find happiness through love, but it ultimately leads to despair because of the death or loss of a loved one. Happiness is fulfilled through the form of love. To begin with, Jacob has respect and love for his parents that have been

Banning of Books Such as Susan Patron children’s book, The Higher Power of Lucky

1193 words - 5 pages Would you really ban a book for mentioning a word that is out of the norm for children? I sure wouldn’t. When the word “scrotum” was mentioned in Susan Patron children’s book, “The Higher Power of Lucky”, many librarians pledged to ban the book from elementary schools. Was it the right thing to do? In some cases it is but it all depends on how the book is being perceived. Although the book talks about Lucky growing up, it shouldn’t be a problem

"The Weight of the Things Carried" Book: "The Things They Carried" Author: Tim O'Brien

1168 words - 5 pages In the book titled, The Things They Carried, the author, Tim O' Brien, depicts a world where traumatic memories and crushing emotional baggage are far heavier than any combat pack or assortment of weapons that has ever burdened the back of a soldier. The author, O'Brien, explores the physical and emotional burdens that the soldiers of the Vietnam War "hump" or carry with them. The author portrays the things the soldiers carry throughout the

In the 'Afterword' to her novel, "I'm The King of the Castle", Susan Hill refers to "the evil of Hooper". To what extent do you consider Hooper to be evil?

2897 words - 12 pages It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways." (Buddha)The word 'man' in this quote indicates a grown up, an adult, someone above the age of majority. However, in "I'm The King Of The Castle", this is not the case. After reading the novel, we are shocked. Our preconceptions about childhood innocence are shattered. Hill deliberately shocks us in a traditionally gothic style, by transgressing what we consider to be the

A typical AP essay analyzing Anne Bradstreet's use of controlling metaphor and other figurative language devices in her book, "The Author To Her Book"

674 words - 3 pages In her book, "The Author To Her Book", Anne Bradstreet conveys the deep and intricate demeanor of the author towards her work. Bradstreet uses a controlling metaphor of a child and its mother to describe all of these feelings towards one of her other pieces. To do this, she incorporates many figurative language devices within the controlling metaphor to help bring her point across to the minds of the readers. They include diction, imagery, and

Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills by Charles Henderson. Essay is general description of the idea of the book and what kind of audience the author intended for

792 words - 3 pages retirement from the Army. It is terrible to read about the life of a Wimbledon Cup champion only to find out he can never shoot a rifle again.I feel the author focused on an audience who would appreciate the skills and mind set it requires to be a sniper, laying motionless in the wilderness for sometimes days at a time. Also an audience who would understand the difficulties of long range shots of up 2,500 yards; a distance of which Carlos confirmed a

In the Australian Book, 'A Cage of Butterflies', what does the author, Brian Caswell, want to tell the reader about Being Different?

754 words - 3 pages noise). Their difference had made them very prized and precious to Larsen, yet he was so egocentric that he was unable to pick up the signs to discover their real powers.I think that at the beginning of the book the reader gets the impression that being different is an incredible burden and that there are very negative effects, however by the end of the book you begin to change your opinion. It is as though because they are different they are drawn

Book Title: An Inspector Calls (Drama) Author: J.B. Priestley Essay Title: To what extent is each character in "An Inspector Calls" responsible for the death of Eva Smith

1483 words - 6 pages result of her actions on Eva Smith. Her dramatic reactions, crying and running out hysterically, also emphasizes how guilty she feels about what she did. Sheila is almost obsessive about uncovering the truth on her family’s involvement with Eva Smith, which is the exact opposite of her parents, who try to cover things up.It is not until near the end of the book that the extent of Eric’s involvement with Eva Smith becomes clear. In the

The Muse and the Mother in Bradstreet's "The Prologue" and "The Author to Her Book"..Bradstreet's view of female writers' roles was misinterpreted by males...unfinished essay. Might help

1313 words - 5 pages The Muse and the Mother in Bradstreet's "The Prologue" and "The Author to Her Book" Early female authors and poets almost always introduced their work with some sort of apology for speaking out at all. Such an apology or plea was necessary for any woman who didn't want to be viewed as arrogant or rebellious, or otherwise out of line with her societal role. Bradstreet writes as the Muse by writing about writing in her poems "The Prologue" and

Book: The Crucible Author: Arthur Miller Title: The Crucible - Motives of the Young Women

820 words - 3 pages "The Crucible: Motives of the Young Women"In the early 1900's, witchcraft was a very serious issue, all considering that those caught practicing it would be put to death by being hanged. From this controversial time, comes a story, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. It parallels the times of the McCarthy era. The hunt for communism and for communists of that time can compare to the witch-hunts in the book.In The Crucible the group of girls, led by

Theme: Death Author: David Metzenthen book: Boys of blood and bone

987 words - 4 pages . They were just dead. German or friendly, whoever whatever, they were just dead.)At the near end of the book Andy is wounded and he knew what death felt like when he was wounded in the battle, he could see Cecelia and Francis-Jane and then feel the pain and what he is going through. And then see his friends are by his side and they would help in any way and reassure him that he was fine and was going to make it alive. (A passage from the text pg

Similar Essays

The Book Of Negroes By Lawrence Hill

1698 words - 7 pages “To gaze into another person’s face is to do two things: to recognize their humanity and to assert your own” –Aminata Diallo. The Book of Negros was written by Canadian author Lawrence Hill. The Book of Negros is about a young girl named Aminata who is brought to London, England, in 1802, by abolitionists who are petitioning to end the slave trade. As she awaits an audience with King George to speak on her personal experience of being a

The Book Of Negroes, By Lawrence Hill

2074 words - 8 pages During the course of the African-American slave trade, slaves experienced a significant loss of culture and customs native to their homelands. When abducted from their homes and brought to their new land, slave-owners often forced their slaves to take new names that were more recognizable to the Caucasian population. The main character in The Book of Negroes, Aminata, is referred to by several names throughout the course of her life. Her

The Author To Her Book: An Annotation Of Bradstreet

1779 words - 7 pages The Author to her Book: An Annotation of Bradstreet Anne Bradstreet's poem, The Author to her Book, is a twenty-four-line metaphor comparing the relationship of an author and her writings to the relationship between a parent and a child. The meaning of this lighthearted poem can clearly be seen as she traces the growth of a piece of work to the growth of the child. The significance of the poem, however, lies in the fact that this poem is a

The Book Of Negroes (Someone Knows My Name) By Lawrence Hill

1329 words - 5 pages Aminata Diallo is an eleven years old African girl, when her life changes completely, as she goes from a beloved daughter to an orphan that is captured and enslaved. Aminata is shown in the novel Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill as a strong young protagonist that is able to survive the odyssey around the world first as a slave and later as a free activist agent of the British. In the book, her various stages of her life are always