Similarities Between Edgar Allan Poe And The Cask Of Amontillado

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Compare and Contrast Edgar Allan Poe Stories Edgar Allan Poe is one of the greatest authors of literature that has ever lived. He had a unique way to entice the readers, and create a whole environment with the main characters narrating the events of the story. But what makes his stories so great that they pass the test of time? Poe would commonly write most of his stories with similar elements; we will be exploring the similarities and differences of The Cask of Amontillado and The Black Cat. Both stories very similar element of literature, for example: first person narration, murder, obsession and symbolism. The first element that shows similarities between the two stories is a first person narration. In The Cask of Amontillado, Montresor is the narrator for the tale. He starts expressing that he has been wronged “The thousands of injuries of Fortunato he has borne as he best could…” (Poe 191), and that he deserves revenge. Montresor waited until the carnival to enact his vengeance. He manipulates Fortunato’s love for fine wine and his pride as a wine taster to lure him to his family grounds. Fortunato was wearing “a tight fitting parti-striped dress and head is surmounted by the conical cap and bell” (Poe 191), an outfit characteristic of a common fool. A fitting dress, as Fortunato was being played for a fool. Once at Montresor’s castle they both go to the catacombs, where the Amontillado is being kept and where Fortunato is to taste it. This was obviously a

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