Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Definition of Suspense

Suspense is a feeling of uncertainty and anxiety about the outcome of certain actions, most often referring to an audience's perceptions in a dramatic work. Suspense is not exclusive to fiction, though. Suspense may operate in any situation where there is a lead up to a big event or dramatic moment, with tension being a primary emotion felt as part of the situation. Suspense could also create a physical change like an increase in heart rate, suspense is usually built up with clues that lead an audience on and cause's tension within the audience keeping them on their toes.

For example in this picture you can see the blood on the floor which automatically signals alarms bells someone or something is in danger so it shows a creation of suspense and tension.Suspense can be shown through a 'false Plateu' such as in jaws. We see shark fins that lead the audience to believe it is Jaws the killer, but then it is revealed that is only children with a fake shark.But then just after that, the real jaws appears, which doubles the suspense and also makes things tense within the scene.

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