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Tell Tale Heart And Cask Of Amontillado Essay

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In “Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, both narrators commit murder with different strategies. Though both narrators successfully committed murder, only one of the narrators got caught. The narrator in “Tell-Tale Heart” fails to be an effective murderer; while the narrator in “The Cask of Amontillado” displays that he is a good murderer. The narrator, Montresor, shows an excellent job on how to be a good murderer. Montresor targets Fortunato for insulting him and strategically plans out how to murder him. Montresor uses Fortunato’s interest in wine to lure him into his murder. Montresor explains that he has an Amontillado that he needs someone to taste and Fortunato is determined to try it. On their way to the vault, Montresor keeps giving Fortunato wine so he won’t be sober. Suddenly, they enter a room where one of the walls is exposed. Fortunato goes inside the wall and Montresor chains him to a stone. While Fortunato is chained to the wall, Montresor starts building the wall back up and eventually traps Fortunato behind the wall. Fortunato becomes silent and is left inside the wall to die. Montresor is a good murderer due to the fact that he…show more content…
After he murdered an old man, he was able to hide the evidence under the wooden planks. The narrator could’ve gotten away with the murder until the police came. After believing he was hearing the old man’s heartbeat, the narrator started to become paranoid and eventually confessed to the murder. The narrator said, “No, no! They heard! —They suspected! —They knew! —They were making a mockery of my horror!” The cops didn’t know what happened to the old man and didn’t suspect that the narrator killed him. Due to the narrator’s guilt and paranoia, he ended up confessing to the murder of the old man. The narrator should’ve taken in consideration of how he would’ve potentially felt after he killed the old
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