When There Were None Analysis

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The narrator gives me the impression of someone, who has an inner chaos but is trying to conceal it by pretending to be calm. His inner chaos is visible through him questioning himself and answering his own questionings. At one point he is sure that he is nervous but also says that he will tell his story very calmly as to prove that he is not mad. Although he says he is not mad, he talks about hearing things from heaven and mostly hell because of having sharp senses. He seems almost contrasting and hypocritical. Overall, he seems like a chaotic and perhaps a bit excited narrator who tries to seem calm. The narrator at first states that he had no motive, that he did not hate the old man, but slowly as he writes, he perhaps he realizes that he did have a motive. He decided to kill the old man because one of old man’s blue eyes that resembles that of a vulture, really bothered him (the narrator). The narrator keeps saying that he is not mad. I think that the narrator can be nothing else but mad because why would a person take another person’s life because they don’t like another person’s eye.…show more content…
This paragraph is a transitional paragraph between a long period of anticipation after the old man heard a sound, and the final revelation of the old man’s open eye. Thus tension is a key factor to create the nervousness and the anticipation of that transitional moment. In this paragraph the sense of tension is created using phrases and words such as “waited a long time”, “ a little”, “a very, very little”, and “stealthily, stealthily”. all these words, and the repetition of some of them create suspense and a moment of anticipation that soon is brought to an end with the word “Until”. It’s important to have tension in this paragraph in order to capture the mood and perhaps the nervousness of the
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