Comparing The Landlady And A Tell-Tale Heart

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Even though both "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl and " A Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe both wrote different stories they both used suspense in there story's to make the story's better. Suspense is the feeling or rush of adrenaline of not knowing what is coming next. Suspense makes stories so much better cause they keep the reader not knowing what is going to happen in the end so it keeps them interested. Also keeps the reader nervous because the reader doesn’t know if what happens next is going to be good or bad for the character/ characters. In Dahls " The Landlady" a young man, Billy Weaver is looking for a place to stay the night. He sees a Bed and Breakfast so he decides to stay there. But the owner, the old lady, seems very nice at first but looks can be deceiving. …show more content…
Then the old lady gives Billy Weaver tea which tastes very strange and bad. In the end you can infer the tea was tampered with and kills Billy. In "A Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, a man who tends for an old man stays at the mans house late into the night for seven straight nights. He does this because he wants to kills the old man cause he doesn’t like the old mans eye. On the eighth night he flashes his lantern at the old man so he can see the eye, once he sees the eye he kills the man. When the police come to the house because a neighbor thought they heard a yell the narrator is very relaxed at first. But then the guilt eats him up and he confesses for the murder of the old man. Therefore, suspense is depicted in both Roald Dahl's short story, "The Landlady" and Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "A Tell-Tale Heart" through the use of imagery and figurative