Edgar Allan Poe Anger Leads To Bad Decisions

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Edgar Allan Poe married his cousin Virginia. He was 27 and she was 13. Edgar wrote a lot of poems and short stories while he was going through a rough patch in his life. His wife, mom, foster mom, and sibling all died while he was a young adult and child. In a majority of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories the narrator wanted revenge but usually gets caught which leads to execution. In Poe’s short stories the theme, anger leads to bad decisions is shown through plot, character, and setting.

Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Tell-Tale Heart the plot shows that anger leads to bad decisions. According to the plot, the officers were the narrators biggest problem. A quote from the text to prove the plot is linked to the theme: page 81, “... and they thought (the officers) had been deputed to search the premises.” In this quote, the neighbors heard a scream, called the cops, and came to the narrator's house. This quote is a perfect example to
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The main character however is the narrator. He is an angry, psychopath, madman. A quote from the text that proves character is linked to theme is, “ Throwing the links around his waist it was but the work of a few seconds to secure it” (pg. 165). In this quote, Montresor was angry at Fortunato for bullying him therefore, he chains him up in the catacombs. This quote certainly proves my thesis because it shows that he lets his anger go too far. Another quote from the text to show that character is linked to theme is, “With these materials and with the aid of my trowel, I began vigorously to wall up the entrance of the niche” (pg. 165). What happened in this quote is, Montresor has had enough of Fortunato’s nonsense and walls him up! This quote proves my thesis because he loses control over his anger. In conclusion, the characters in the short story The Cask of Amontillado shows that anger leads to bad

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