The Knife

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Everybody has read a horror story before at some point, but a story from Alfred Hitchcock is different because at the end he leaves the reader thinking what has happened. In "The Knife" he uses Plot, Setting, and Conflict to do just this. Edward Dawes and Herbert Smithers are just two friends having a drink with each other, but one of them has a knife that was found in a nearby sewer drain. Herbert is …

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…tense and rapid when women starting getting killed because of the knife. In "The Knife" the conflict was between men vs. women, or upon the reader's decision it could be knife vs. women because all of the women that were killed, were killed everytime they touced the man holding the horrible knife which gave the men bloodlust. All of the women killed were all killed by a different man, but all with the same knife.