The Jilting Of Granny Weatherall Compare And Contrast

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Edgar Allan Poe’s “Cask of Amontillado” and Katherine Porter’s “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” differ in a variety of ways. When compared, they each have drastically different plots and writing styles, along with their own unique characters.These characters, which are drastically different, have unique personalities which helps progress the plot. Some are complex focal points of the story, while others behave more as a plot device implemented by the author to drive his or her story forward. When evaluating a character, such as Montresor from the “The Cask of Amontillado”, it is easy to see how complex and in depth some characters are. Montresor, for example, is a character with a dynamic personality matched by what seems to be his overwhelming yet single-minded emotions. Driven by revenge, his character gives to the reader the sense of the overwhelming anger he has built up inside him over a large period of time. Katherine Porter’s “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” has a main character with a wide array of emotions in comparison to that of Montresor.…show more content…
In “The Cask of Amontillado”, Montresor’s motive is told in the opening paragraph. In the first sentence it states “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge”. His motive for wishing revenge upon the antagonist arises from an insult Fortunato had done to him. Fortunato was motivated by his pursuit for the Amontillado, which eventually became his downfall. In “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”, the various characters have similar motivations. The majority of the lesser characters are there to be with Granny Weatherall and take care of her as she is dying. Granny Weather, who is less coherent compared to that of those around her, spends the majority of her time recalling memories or thinking about tasks she needs to finish once she gets strong enough to get out of
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