Read the passage from "the lady, or the tiger.” as the youth advanced into the arena he turned, as the custom was, to bow to the king, but he did not think at all of that royal personage. his eyes were fixed upon the princess, who sat to the right of her father. had it not been for the moiety of barbarism in her nature it is probable that lady would not have been there. . the author builds suspense in the passage by
Suspense is defined as ‘A feeling or state of anxious or excited uncertainty about what may happen’.
The atmosphere of suspense is initiated in the first line itself. Use of the conjunction ‘but’ helps to covey the sense of contradiction. It makes the reader think: “if not the King who was he thinking of?”
His eyes were fixed upon the princess further heightens the element of suspense. “Was it love or enmity? The probability of contempt for the princess comes into the mind as the last line of the paragraph hints at the common trait of barbarism that the narrator thinks she possessed.
It all leads to an inconclusive situation regarding the next action of the youth or his intentions.
B. Slowing down the action
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slowing down the action.
Slowing down the action
5) the expression ,'apple of his eyes' means most loved