The Man and the Snake

The Man and the Snake

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  • Protagonist
  • Other Characters
  • Imagery
  • Harold Brayton is a scientist who tends to be suspicious and curious. He is a flat character because you don't know him well enough to name many traits about him. He is a static character because he does not develop through the story. 
  • Suspense
  • Dr. Druring is a character mentioned only a couple brief times in the story. He is a flat character because you don't know many traits about him, besides that he is interested in snakes. He is a static character because he does not develop. 
  • Mood
  • "The snake had not made a sound nor moved. But its eyes were like two dazzling suns. They gave off rings of bright and vivid colors which floated toward him - then vanished like soap bubbles." This shows imagery because it gives the reader a clear picture of what Brayton is seeing and what the snake's glowing eyes are like.  
  • Irony
  • "He saw, in the shadow under the bed, the coils of a large serpent. The points of light were its eyes! Its head, which arose from the coils, was pointed straight toward him. The snake's eyes gazed at him. They looked deep into his own." This shows suspense because it leaves the reader curious of what will happen with the snake and Brayton. 
  • This is a good story for Halloween because of the plot. It starts off with a man in a big, old, creepy house and the description of what the man sees under the bed is scary andc can leave the reader frightened to find out what will happen to Harold Brayton. The author techniques gives off a feeling of spooky, creepy intensity. 
  • "He reached under the bed, pulled out the snake and flung it away... It was a stuffed snake. Its eyes were two glass marbles." This shows irony because the story leads you to believe that the snake killed Brayton, but he really died of a heart attack of fright... from a stuffed animal. 
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