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Commen Elemements of Fiction

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Anyone that is well situated into the world of literature knows of the literacy genius Edgar Allen Poe. Most of Poe’s works do not have the slightest bit of joy or happiness in them. His literature mainly consists of a dark and gothic mood; mostly due to the fact that his actual life was worse than his stories. For those who have read a few of his stories or poems you might notice a similarity in plot. In his works“ The Cask of Amontillado,” “ The Black Cat,” and “ The Tell-Tale Heart,” there is clear similarity of plot between the three stories.

In “ The Cask of Amontillado,” the reader is introduced to two characters, Montresor and Fortunato. They meet a carnival that is occurring in what appears Italy. Montresor informs Fortunato about a bottle of wine he has called Amontillado, and suspects that it is not authentic. He asks Fortuanto to identify, but Fortunato, in his drunken stupor, declines to go and see if it is real. Montresor threatens to go ask another wine expert in town instead, which offends Fortunato because he believes he is the best expert in the town. Fortunato decides to go look at the wine with Montresor. Montresor warns Fortuanto about nit that covers his catacomb walls after noticing that Fortuanto has a rather coarse cough. They travel deeper and deeper into the catacombs till they arrive at the site of the Amontillado. Montresor follows Fortunato into the chamber where the wine resides. Montresor unexpectedly ties Fortunato to two stone blocks. Montresor then proceeds to brick in the chamber, while Fortunato screams “ The Amontillado!”(p.67) unbeknownst that he was in fact being berried alive. When Fortuanto finally realizes what is happening he starts to laugh thinking it is all a joke. He then asks for t...

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Works Cited

Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Bells.” Prentice Hall Literature Grade Nine. Boston:

Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007. Print.

Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Cask of Amontillado.” Prentice Hall Literature Grade Nine. Boston:

Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007. Print.

Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Raven.” .” Prentice Hall Literature Grade Nine. Boston:

Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007. Print.

Prentice Hall Literature Grade Nine. Boston: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007. Print.

"The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe." The Literature Network: Online Classic Literature, Poems, and Quotes. Essays & Summaries. Web. 09 Nov. 2011. .

"The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe." The Literature Network: Online Classic Literature, Poems, and Quotes. Essays & Summaries. Web. 09 Nov. 2011. .
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