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    I'm not really sure if anyone uses this site anymore as most of the replies are from a few years ago. if anyone still use it could you please help me with my controlled assessment GCSE. I need to know how various techniques create tension. for example ellipsis and simile. if you could please just comment some techniques and how they create tension it would be a great help. x

    I got a B in both English' in GCSE so I was pretty proud of my essays!^~^
    I guess it by the use of some of the characters too, like Curley, and their language (use of derogative towards particular characters, like Candy and Crook; because they're 'different').

    Candy's dog get shot!= loads of tension!
    "This scene is foreshadowed at the start of this chapter when Carlson wants to shoot the dog because he is "all stiff with rheumatism". Carlson fails at this point but we realise that the dog will die soon. The death of the dog is also foreshadowed when Lennie gets his new pup. This makes us realise that the older dog will be ‘traded’ for the younger pup. There is also contrast in the dog’s owners. Candy is old and about to lose his dog whereas Lennie is young and has just received a new pup. The audience are manipulated to think that the worse will happen and from that point tension is built as we wait for the inevitable. "
    Steinbeck uses Silence to great effect in this scene along with the feeling of foreboding.
    https://revisionforni.files.wordpres...04/tension.pdf This is the best resource I found!!
    Hope this helps!
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