Edgar Allan Poe Short Story Short Stories

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WRITING: Comparing Stories of Edgar Allan Poe As a writer Edgar Allan, Poe wrote many great short stories about not only love but fear of death. In each of the three stories, “Eleonora”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, and “The Pit and the Pendulum” fear drives the characters to do things that they would never have thought they would. All of these stories share the same tones which happen to be darkness. Within each of these stories the characters do, affect the tone because without the characters you would not have a tone and the other way around. In each of these stories, Poe uses supernatural ideas to aid with the tone of fear itself. Throughout each of these stories, the characters find themselves forced to endure death, however, each of them is able to choose how they will face it. With his writing, Poe shows that fear can push us to the edge of our sanity. As the stories evolve, the characters become filled with fear of not knowing what the upshot may be. Due to the constant change of their sources of fear. For example, in “The Pit and the Pendulum” the man’s sources of fear frequently change as his hostile tormentors find vindictive ways to cause him pain. In “Eleonora” the narrator’s main fear comes from being afraid of his beloved’s inescapable death that as the story continues his fear entails from his disquietude of the possible anathema for breaking his vouch. However, in “The Fall of the House of Usher” the man’s fear first comes from, his friends fear of
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