He was a dark poet who also added romance in his stories, while managing to be the captive of his stories and his fantasies too. In Poe’s stories, he began with the art of romance to truth, or just beauty. The drama of his story’s’ settings in the drama of a spectator because he greated and imagined that setting, but that isn’t all Poe could do. Secondly, Edgar Allan Poe’s influence on detective stories made him one of the most amazing authors known today. Eliot proclaims, “As for the prose, it is recognized that Poe’s tales had great influence upon some types of popular fiction” (Eliot 24).
Poe can be considered either a Romantic or Gothic writer but we could find a number of arguments and counterarguments for this matter. Poe, in fact, reinterpreted the whole Gothic horror style and created a unique, distinct brew of Gothic fiction, Romanticism and his own gloomy mind. On the basis of A Cask of Amontillado and The Tell-Tale Heart, we can deduct that despite the uniqueness of Poe’s works there are some recurring elements in Poe’s short-stories. Generally, if anyone wanted to write a Poesque short story, here are the ingredients: a fine case of murder, a big spoonful of madness and a pinch of revenge. Despite Edgar Allan Poe being one of the inventors of detective fiction, the Cask of Amontillado and The Tell-Tale Heart are not about detection but the process of the murder.
Montresor the murder in fact explains how he committed the crime over fifty years ago. “The Cast of Amontillado” is not a detective short shorty because there is no investigation on the killing of Fortunato. “ The Cast of Amontillado” would fit better into the category of a mystery short story. Instead of looking for “who committed the crime” we and trying to Nistor 2 figure out “ why the crime was committed”. The only obvious reason for Montresor to murder Fortunato given in the text is revenge.
There is one known very influential writing style called Gothic Literature. It is not only considered to involve the horror or gothic element but is combined with romance, superstition, women in distress, omens, portents, vision and supernatural events to name a few (Beesly). The history and beginning of this era is not well known. From a few writers came this writing style that has impacted the world. A famous artists known for this type of writing is a man named Edgar Allan Poe.
Works Cited Baraban, Elena. "The Motive for Murder in "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe." Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature. 58.2 (2004): 47-62. Print.
Two popular fictions that follow the themes and conventions of gothic fiction are Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” and Guy de Maupassant’s “The Horla”. Both are short stories that embody most of the conventions that can be associated with stereotypical gothic literary fiction. Both literary works use the deterioration of the human mind and the supernatural phenomenon throughout the story, a commonly used gothic convention. Although both stories are inherently different in aspects like narration, they are both successful in demonstrating the descent of the human intellect from obsessing over the unknown which only leads to self-destruction. Fear is a guiding force in both the short stories and the fixation the main characters with it only leads to their demise.
In the “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montresor believes Fortunado is his greatest enemy and in return for revenge he must kill him. He achieves his goal through a depraved plan, in which he manipulated Fortunado to drink until he lost his senses for the amontillado. In “Tell-Tale Heart,” Poe depicts the murderer has no valid reason to kill the old man. The murderer’s sanity comes into question many times when the story takes place. The first sentence in the story proves this statement: “TRUE!
Although the act of murdering someone is wrong; the seriousness of Claudius crime grows when one contemplates that all the deaths would not have happened if Claudius did not kill the king. The crime itself is bad because Claudius kills his brother for his personal gain. In the Journal of Speculative Philosophy, D.J. Snider ... ... middle of paper ... ...in moral order. In conclusion, Shakespeare's Hamlet contains a very ultimate moral order.
Unlike in The Cask of Amontillado" where it 's quite clear he 's had a seeded hatred of Fortunado. he exclaims "THE thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge"(Poe 1846). The reasoning 's are wildly different one was a story of revenge and the other is a story of a man drove to kill a man he once loved because his eye disturbs him. This may have been done for the mass amount of readers to have no reason to side with the killer because of how random it was. While the readers aren 't clearly supposed to side with the narrator of The Cask of Amontillado they can gather a small amount of sympathy because you can tell the narrator has suffered and have been offended for quite a while by his victim while the narrator of The Tale Heart has no identical form of sympathy.
For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! yes, it was this!” as his reasoning for killing the old man (Poe 619). In spite of the claims he makes, the nervousness and obsessive thoughts of the narrator reveal to the reader that, he is indeed mentally unstable. The narrator continues to insist that he is not mad by explaining how cunningly he proceeds in his quest to kill the old man.