Suspense

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Suspense is a state of mental uncertainty, anxiety, of being undecided, or of being doubtful.wikipedia
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Mystery film

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The Closed (or whodunit) mystery conceals the identity of the perpetrator until late in the story, adding an element of suspense during the apprehension of the suspect, as the audience is never quite sure who it is.

Thriller (genre)

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Thrillers are characterized and defined by the moods they elicit, giving viewers heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise, anticipation and anxiety.

Uncertainty

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Suspense is a state of mental uncertainty, anxiety, of being undecided, or of being doubtful.

Anxiety

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Suspense is a state of mental uncertainty, anxiety, of being undecided, or of being doubtful.

Decision-making

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Suspense is a state of mental uncertainty, anxiety, of being undecided, or of being doubtful.

Doubt

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Suspense is a state of mental uncertainty, anxiety, of being undecided, or of being doubtful.

Drama

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In a dramatic work, suspense is the anticipation of the outcome of a plot or of the solution to an uncertainty, puzzle, or mystery, particularly as it affects a character for whom one has sympathy.

Anticipation

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In a dramatic work, suspense is the anticipation of the outcome of a plot or of the solution to an uncertainty, puzzle, or mystery, particularly as it affects a character for whom one has sympathy.

Outcome

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In a dramatic work, suspense is the anticipation of the outcome of a plot or of the solution to an uncertainty, puzzle, or mystery, particularly as it affects a character for whom one has sympathy.

Plot (narrative)

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In a dramatic work, suspense is the anticipation of the outcome of a plot or of the solution to an uncertainty, puzzle, or mystery, particularly as it affects a character for whom one has sympathy.

Puzzle

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In a dramatic work, suspense is the anticipation of the outcome of a plot or of the solution to an uncertainty, puzzle, or mystery, particularly as it affects a character for whom one has sympathy.

Mystery fiction

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In a dramatic work, suspense is the anticipation of the outcome of a plot or of the solution to an uncertainty, puzzle, or mystery, particularly as it affects a character for whom one has sympathy.

Sympathy

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In a dramatic work, suspense is the anticipation of the outcome of a plot or of the solution to an uncertainty, puzzle, or mystery, particularly as it affects a character for whom one has sympathy.

Historical fiction

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Even in historical fiction, with characters whose life stories are well known, the why usually brings suspense to the novel.

Foreshadowing

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An adjunct to suspense is foreshadowing, as found in hints of national crisis or revolution in Isabel Allende’s House of the Spirits (1991).

Isabel Allende

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An adjunct to suspense is foreshadowing, as found in hints of national crisis or revolution in Isabel Allende’s House of the Spirits (1991).

The House of the Spirits

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An adjunct to suspense is foreshadowing, as found in hints of national crisis or revolution in Isabel Allende’s House of the Spirits (1991).

Sophocles

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