Suspense is used to provide thrills, uncertainty and anticipation, to keep the audience cliff-hanging at the 'edge of their seats' as the plot builds towards a climax. It uses uncertainty and anticipation to play with the audience's emotions.
Thursday, 16 December 2010
suspense can be described as a cliff-hanging: (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense.
The anxious anticipation of a reader as to the outcome of a story, especially concerning the character or audience with whom sympathetic attachments are formed. Suspense helps to secure and sustain the interest of the reader or audience.