In Fahrenheit 451, how does the author build suspense during Beatty’s visit?
The way Bradbury builds suspense in the novel is by the nature of the events that happened and how they affected Montag. There were so many negative things happening to Montag that the suspense was built by having the reader wait for something positive to happen.
Things like Clarisse dying, Mildred’s suicide attempt, and Mildred turning Montag in for his posession of books. All these things are going on and you are waiting for a change to happen or at least for Montag to get caught. The reader is waiting for something positive or the climax to happen and that was what builds the suspense.