The Cask of Amontillado and the Raven

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Edgar Allan Poe is undoubtedly one of the best American writers. Poe has several problems in his life and it reflects in his stories and the same also reflects in The Cask of Amontillado. This short story deals with revenge and the plot of the story also sees its main characters seek revenge against each other.


This paper will throw light upon the short story "The Cask of Amontillado". The characteristics of the story will be comprehensively presented in this paper. The later part of the paper will compare this short story to "The Raven" a very interesting poem written by Poe. Major differences in the both these creations will be brought to light in this paper.
In this story the main characters time and again hide their feelings from the readers and the same builds suspense as the stories progress. "When Montresor decides that it is time to seek revenge for the "thousand injuries of Fortunato," he does not make his feelings known.(The Cast of Amontillado, 7 May 2009). The above points also make both these stories interesting and fun to read. There is a lot to learn from this story for the reader for instance one can learn that pride leads to the downfall of a person and hence every one must keep a check on pride to ensure growth and prosperity. There are many more things that a reader can learn from these short stories.
In Cast of Amontillado, Montresor plans to take revenge on Fortunato and the readers get to learn that revenge is a very powerful motive but a dangerous one so we must take revenge on anyone no matter what that person has done to us. ...
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