Compare And Contrast Edgar Allan Poe And The Cask Of Amontillado

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Writers are ghosts that influenced the future while living in the past. Many great writers had a great influence on people in the past, present and future. Two of the greatest in the west and the east were Edgar Allan Poe and Najeeb Mahfouz. Two of their phenomenal books are Hekayat Haritna (Naguib Mahfouz) and The Cask of Amontillado (Edgar Allan Poe). Edgar was born in America in 1809 and Najeeb was born in Cairo in 1911. They have two different styles and two different ways of growing up. Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston in 1809. He was a foster child when his parents died in 1811 of tuberculosis. He wrote his first poem at the age of 15.Poe joined the U.S army shortly after he published his first book (Tamerlane and other poems) in 1827 Poe got himself kicked out of west point and he emerged as a writer in 1831.In December 1835, he joined a magazine and he published some of his books there. Poe’s first novel was published in 1837 it was called The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. In 1845, he published his most successful book, The Raven. Poe Died in 1849 of a reason still unknown. Naguib Mahfouz, one of the greatest Arab writers who ever lived on this planet. He was born in Cairo in 1911.he worked as a civil servant between…show more content…
In the cask of Amontillado he said “The Cask of Amontillado start with a plan to kill to kill his master Fortunato. The Narrator states “I must not only punish, but punish with impunity” Poe, The cask of amontillado, 1846. Poe has a smart way of changing gothic tales of terror and mystery and mixing them with different variations by changing emphasis from surface suspense to a symbolic play in language and different meetings of a variation of words. This tactic used in the story makes him a unique and valuable one of a kind writer. The New York Times said” his vivid, surrealistic, often macabre tales…..were complemented by detective stories….. a genre he
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