Comparing The Cask Of Amontillado And The Tell-Tale Heart

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Did you know that Edgar Allan Poe invented many writing techniques that we use today. In “The Cask of Amontillado,” and “The Tell Tale Heart,” by Edgar Allan Poe both stories had a creepy mood and psycho, unreliable, 1st person POV narrators. “The Cask of Amontillado” was about a man named Montresor and he fakes that he buys a really expensive type of wine called amontillado. The other main character Fortunato gets tricked to go down to his wine cellar where he is ultimately buried alive. In “The Tell Tale Heart” there is an old man who has a caregiver. The caregiver is troubled by his eye and kills him. Edgar Allan Poe creates a mood of horror in the stories “The Tell Tale Heart” and “The Cask of Amontillado” through his use of first person point of view, foreshadowing, and setting.
For starters, first person POV is a tool that Poe
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The place that Poe chose to use as his setting make the story even more creepy. Also, the way that he describes the way the catacombs look makes me feel as if I’m actually there. Poe described it was so good that I felt that I could make a movie of them walking through the catacombs. This quote will show you how good his description is “ Bowed him through several suites of rooms to the archway that led to several vaults. I passed down a long and winding staircase, requesting him to be cautious as he followed” (Poe 4). Poe created a setting like no other. At the very beginning of the story he used the setting of the Carnival in a very creative way. He made Montresor meet Fortunato so it wouldn’t seem like anything was going to happen to Fortunato. Also, the way he described the bones on the wall made a chill run down your spine. Lastly, when Montresor was unraveling the bones, he description was downright spooky. Poe is a fantastic writer and was a pioneer in many common writing techniques today and he puts them to very good
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