Analysis Of The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe has become a famous writer and poet with his classics like, The Tell Tale Heart, The Fall of The House of Usher, Cask of Amontillado, and many more. Poe is the one of the best at creating stories of horror and mystery. He has a very intricate writing style where he embeds many hidden aspects of the story in the words to create a greater meaning and make the reader truly think about what they are reading. He uses his words cleverly to add humor and imagery to paint a picture in the reader’s mind to grasp them into the story and make them want to read more and more all while still keeping the dark tone of murder and evil. Poe’s writing style more than likely came from his own personal life. His life started with his dad leaving …show more content…

In the short story, Cask of Amontillado, Montresor plans to kill his friend Fortunato by trapping him in his family catacombs. When Montresor is leading Fortunato down, Fortunato tests to see if Montresor is a Mason. He responds by saying “It is this’ producing from beneath the folds of his roquelaire a trowel. The way Poe embeds a hidden meaning and the fate of Fortunato is very clever. A mason has two different meanings. Fortunato was thinking of a Freemason, a person part of a secret society of the same name. Montresor, while not part of the masons responds with the trowel because a mason as an occupation is a person who lays bricks or stones. This is not only clever irony by the author but it also alludes to the death of the character, …show more content…

In the short story, The Tell-Tale Heart. A man is watching a man in the night until he kills him. When the police come, he tries not to give in but the sound of a heartbeat makes him fall under the pressure and turns himself in. The heartbeat he hears at the end of the story becomes to irritable to bear and turned himself in. He said, “I could bear those hypocritical smiles no longer! I felt that I must scream or die! and now --again! --hark! louder! louder! louder! louder!” Poe uses this to have you think of the sanity of this man who has just killed this man. In the beginning of the story. The killer is calm and collected and makes the murder seem normal, but at the end he is going crazy and hearing things. However, the heartbeats are probably just his own heartbeat getting faster and

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