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The Tell-Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe

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The Tell-Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado are two stories written by Edgar Allen Poe in the 18th century. Both of these stories are primarily focused on the mysterious and dark ways of the narrator. Since these stories were written by the same author, they tend to have several similarities such as the mood and narrative, but they also have a few differences. For instance, the characteristics of both narrators are different, but both stories portray the same idea of the narrator being obsessive over a certain thing.
The Tell-Tale Heart begins with the narrator explaining that he is not mad, rather just very disturbed by about the vulture eye of the old man living in the same house. He seemed to be a bit nervous more than anything. On the other hand, the narrator of The Cask of Amontillado seemed to be quite arrogant. He was very confident that his plan to have revenge on Fortunato was going to work. Although the traits of the narrators are not quite similar, they both had the same idea in mind. That idea was to commit murder on a man they had a problem with. To me, both narrat...

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the tell-tale heart and the cask of amontillado are two stories written by edgar allen poe in the 18th century. both stories focus on the mysterious and dark ways of the narrator.
  • Compares the narrator in tell-tale heart and montressor in the cask of amontillado. both were obsessed and determined to commit a crime.
  • Analyzes how the narrator of the tell-tale heart had no reason to commit something as serious as murder. montressor believes that fortunato deserves revenge and should die because of his thousand injuries
  • Analyzes how both stories explain the plan of the murder, but the difference is the narrator's thought and feelings after it takes place.
  • Concludes that the tell-tale heart and the cask of amontillado have similarities and differences. edgar allen poe's stories are more similar than different.
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