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The whole plot deals with the inebriation and, ultimately, the live burial of the antagonist, Fortunato. The most prominent theme running through this story is the theme of revenge.
What makes this story so popular can be seen in the way it was written. Ultimately, this story allows you to enter the mind of a murderer. This story also reflects many views of society in this time period. Revenge is a popular subject among people; as much now as it was back when this story was published.
The reality of revenge is that it is impractical. One must ask them self several questions before going about things vindictively. Is it worth going to jail over?
Will it ease my pain and suffering?
Is it just a good idea? In this story, the protagonist thinks carefully about the subject of revenge and the subject of his revenge. Even with clear motives, the leading character is still quick to think. He is too quick to act, and he acts with anger.
His actions cause a sort of hurried, spur-of-the-moment action. This reflects a possible way of thinking during the time period that this was written in. The discovery of gold in this far away land of California led to one of the biggest migrations that the United States had seen.
So it can be said that these migratory folk, that traveled miles, were quick to act.
They risked their lives, their families, and all of their possession, for a small chance of getting rich in California. Depending on the situation of each person in that era, it would have, or would not have been, a good idea to travel to California for gold.
Therefore, one could conclude that rushing to California on a whim is an irrational decision, and is not thought out to the fullest extent that it should be.
Trust is an issue in this story. Fortunato, whom had been insulting and offending Montresor to the highest degree, decides to foolishly trust him and accept his offer to go to his house and drink with him. This action of Fortunato, to me, seems absurd. If it were I that insulted a man and then was invited to his home to drink together, "[we] to your long life," I would not trust him.
Fortunato trusts Montresor enough to drink past a healthy drunkenness and to walk the dark halls of his house with him. The one object that places the biggest role in the control and direction of the story is the alcohol. Another fact is that Montresor seems very hospitable.
He willing gives his prized wine to Fortunato to drink. Fortunato willing accepts, for he cannot resist a free drink. Buy Now The horror of being buried alive is a fear that nearly everyone has thought about at one time or another.
It is the fear of this burial that Edgar Allan Plays on.Feb 08, · Your writing sample did a good job at including descriptive words and seemed to mimic Poe’s style relatively well!
After reading some of the stories from the link you provided, I can see similarities between your sample and his works. During his short literary career, Edgar Allan Poe produced a large quantity of writing, most of which was not collected in book form during his lifetime.
He published one novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (), and several volumes of poetry, the most famous of which is The Raven and Other Poems (). Edgar Allan Poe is an author who was born in and died in Overview; Summary.
Here's where you'll find analysis about the book as a whole, from the major themes and ideas to analysis of style, tone, point of view, and more. Poe's Short Stories (SparkNotes Literature Guide) BUY . In , Edgar Allan Poe wrote an essay called 'The Philosophy of Composition' where he explains his writing method and how intentional each part of the writing process must be, something he.
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe at the Edgar Allan Poe Society online — includes multiple versions of fiction, essays, criticisms Complete list of Poe's contributions to various journals and magazines at rutadeltambor.com Jun 13, · In November of , Edgar Allan Poe published a short story titled “The Cask of Amontillado.” In short, this story is about a man who desires to get revenge on someone else because of the insults he received.
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