Edgar Allan Poe 's parents were both professional actors who did their job well. Edgars parents passed away when he was only three years old leaving him to be an orphan. Hs family was dirt poor. His dad left his family when he was only two years old with two other siblings, Henry and Rosalie, causing things to turn to the worse for the family. Soon after that Edgar 's mom died of tuberculosis in Richmond, Virginia.
Mr. Miller has been divorced for the last nineteen years, rarely sees his family and currently lives alone, in New York. His extended family consists of his two sisters and mother, as his father passed away when he was thirty eight. He talks to his mother on a weekly basis through the phone, but rarely does so with his sisters. Apart from the diabetes, he also has neuropathy and depression as mentioned earlier. His main emotional and difficult past situation was when his father died, and he got himself in heavy drinking.
For almost two-hundred years, Edgar Allan Poe has been enticing readers with his spine-tingling gothic tales. Poe is one of the faces of 17th century literature. He was one of the pioneers of modern writing, as he was not afraid to compose pieces related to controversial themes. In his stories, “The Cask of Amontillado”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Tell Tale Heart”, and “Annabel Lee” Poe uses different elements of author’s style to add suspense and create a mood. The eerie mood apparent in Poe’s writing is conveyed by his use of unsettling imagery and suspenseful syntax.
The author Edgar Allen Poe was born in 1809, he is a well-known and spoken author, known for the portrayal of gothic and morbid writing techniques. Understanding the world view and living conditions Edgar Allan Poe experiences while writing the Cask of Amontillado, helps with the readers appreciation and understanding of the writing. According to, Biography.com, Poe had a hard life of trials but found joy in his writings also making most of his stories about personal life situations and hardships. Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “A Cask of Amontillado,” portrays foreshadowing through irony, Montresor leading Fortunato to the catacombs, and the trowel that Montresor kept in his coat. The first literary technique that Poe utilizes in, “A Cask of Amontillado” to portray foreshadowing is irony.
In Edgar Allan Poe’s works, such as Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, Annabel Lee, and The Fall of the House of Usher, Poe attracts his readers with his one-of-a-kind genre of gothic. Much of his gothic genre in his writings have been influenced by past event in his life. First of all, Poe had never really known his parents because his father had left the house and his mother had died of tuberculosis when he was only three years old. For these reasons, he went to live with Frances and John Valentine Allan, who helped him get into West Point. Unfortunately, Poe was kicked out of West Point because of his alleged poor handling of his duties and later married his cousin, Virginia, who was only 13, when he was 24 years old.
These tough events led Poe to gothic themes of death, lost love. Poe’s way of writing gothic short stories of mystery and terror mixes these elements and he gives various layers of meaning in his narratives. He uses monstrous power of language in his stories and he is known with his ability to persuade his readers. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the unreliable narrating of Edgar Allan Poe in “The Cask of Amantillado”. Edgar Allan Poe is described as “... being low in agreeableness and conscientiousness since he was argumentative, untrusting, and lacked self-control” (Erica Giammarco 5).
On October 3, 1849, he was found in a state of semi-consciousness and died four days later. As a reflection of his childhood, Poe’s writing has a gloomy and grave mood. Some of Poe’s well known works are, The Fall of The House of Usher, The Raven, Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado and Annabel Lee. Poe introduced a new style to America’s literature which is now known as gothic fiction. Poe uses layered irony to challenge his readers to deconstruct his writing.
But that’s him, doing what he does best: setting a spooky, supernatural tone in his writing. Poe is best known for his fiction works to be Gothic, a genre he followed to satisfy the public taste in his writing. Maybe I’m criticizing him very negatively without thinking and understanding why he wrote what he wrote. Even though he was mostly recognized as a literary critic and having me criticize him now on my dislike of his darkness in his writing is somewhat
In many stories and poems; such as the Tell Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Raven, Annabel Lee, The House of Usher, and so many more timeless works, Edgar Allan Poe has been captivating his audiences with spine tingling thrillers through the words and style of his own twisted ways. The only way to describe where Poe’s writing belongs in history, would be classified as gothic genre. From the start of the 1800’s to present day and the future of literature, through irony, repetition, imagery, and symbolism Poe has been bewitching readers with his gore and insane writings. Poe’s life inspired so many of his poems, from focusing on taboo topics, such as death, revenge, love and loss. Poe’s life was painful and heartbreaking that it’s
Poe 's talent has profoundly influenced literature. With The Murder in the Rue Morgue and other stories, he was the first to write detective stories in America. Poe was called the father of science fiction. He combined the intensely psychological and the Gothic with the rational and Romantic to create horror in his short stories.