The Cask of Amontillado Essay | Poe's Killers

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Poe's Killers

Summary: Comparison and Contrast from two of Edgar Allen Poe's Killers from The Cask of Amintiago and The Tell-Tale Heart reveal similarities in Poe's characters. These similarities transcend stories andprovide a common thread within his writings.
Poe's Killers

In many of Poe's writings he has characters with similar traits and characteristics. Two that seem apparent are Montresor in "The Cast of Amontillado" and the killer in "Tell-Tale Heart." These two characters have many similarities and differences, some are easy to pick out while some are not.

In the story "The Cast of Amontillado" Montresor was insulted by Fortunato, and this is what drove Montresor to eventually bury Fortunato in a wall of his cellar. Now in "The Tell-Tale Heart" the killer was a servant of an old man who he killed and buried under the floor. Now the reasoning behind these two deaths are some what similar. The killer in "Tell-Tale Heart" could not stand to look on the old man because of his evil eye. The eye really was a reflection of him self, so one could argue that he drove himself to...

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