Compare And Contrast Hop-Frog And The Cask Of Amontillado

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Edgar Allan Poe wrote many thrilling and allegorical short stories, which are very similar to each other when closely looked at.“Hop-Frog” and “The Cask of Amontillado” are two very intriguing stories that have many similarities and few differences; in the end, it is revealed that the themes are strikingly similar. These two thrilling stories reveal that the unstable trait that is pride has many detrimental effects. Pride is what drove Montresor and Hop-Frog to kill their oppositions.
Characters and Conflict
Both stories share characters and conflicts that are alike in many ways and different in few. For instance, in “The Cask of Amontillado,” there is a man by the name of Montresor, whose pride has been injured. In “Hop-Frog,” there too is
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Montresor and Hop-Frog were both hurt in the same ways; their pride was wounded. Those who hurt these two characters also had great pride. Fortunato prided himself in wine, and considered himself to be a connoisseur of wine. The King and his ministers prided themselves in jokes and practical jokes. Montresor used Fortunato’s love of wine to lure him into the catacombs, where he could take his revenge. Fortunato was blinded by what his fate would be. The same goes for the King and his seven ministers. Hop-Frog took advantage of them and used what they prided themselves in to ultimately kill them. He started off by telling them that he had a great joke to play out, so they immediately went along with his plan. He killed them because he was humiliated by them. Both these stories show that pride can cause a lot of damage, for it is a great sin. Edgar Allan Poe’s stories have been fascinating people for over a century with their allegorical themes and thrilling plots. Two well written works, “The Cask of Amontillado” and “Hop-Frog,” show the dangers of pridefulness and how it can cause one to do terrible things. In the two stories, Poe illustrates characters that are Fools and some that are monsters and their acts of revenge for the deadly sin that is
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