Whar are 3 or more ways that Twain builds suspense in the book the Californian's tale?


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Mark Twain created suspense in "The Californian's Tale" by building up the characterisation of Henry's Wife(who is dead). Twain kept on emphasising on Henry's wife's beauty and purity such as he shows her as an angel thus bringing out the feminist approach. by using quotes such as "that beautiful creature" and also including tom(henry's friend) arriving to Henry's home and asking about her. Moreover, Twain, from his unbelievable use of susepense, also made the narrator fall in love with her. This is shown when the narrator accepted the invitation to stay over till Henry's wife arrives. Therefore, Twain created suspense by repeatingly emphasising on Henry's "Beautiful Creature".

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