The Cask Of Amontillado And A Good Man Is Hard To Find Analysis

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The Cask of Amontillado and A Good Man is Hard to Find Edgar Allan Poe published “The Cask of Amontillado” in 1846. The story remains his last publication regarded by most as his greatest tale ever. The story is mainly about addiction, torture, murder and revenge set in an immense Italian catacomb situated underground. The story further reflects an expedition into the considerably mysterious and dark recesses of the human psyche. The story is rather scary a theme that the author considers as a great way of expressing both the social and personal anxieties over war, bullies, parents, children, drugs, and sex. On the other hand, “Good Man is Hard to Find” is a somewhat cynical tale that is uncompromising especially in the way that it ensures effective bringing out of the manipulative characteristics of humans alongside pettiness. Both stories tend to have main characters having similar characteristics, and their dominant theme is death. The paper thus intends on looking at how the theme of death is brought out in both stories using the main characters. Edgar’s story tends to feature some of the significant issues that include death, love and plain horror. The horror is evident in the fact that the characters in the story either lose someone dear to them or they plot to engage in murder. However, to some extent, the story serves as a reflection of his personal experiences as at a very young age he lost both his parents. Besides losing his parents, Edgar had as well lost his
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