Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe 's ' The Great Gatsby ' Essay

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Edgar Allan Poe was a well-known writer from the 1800s. He dealt with many hardships growing up. He was born January 19th, 1809, and died October 7th, 1849. Poe’s father left him when he was very young and his mother died of tuberculosis. After the passing of his mother Poe was taken in by the Allan family. While living with the family, John Allan, his foster dad did not like Poe, but Frances Allan loved Poe like he was her own son. Poe and Frances were very close but shortly after living with the Allan family Frances died of tuberculosis. Poe went off to college where he gambled away all the money that John had given him. John did not give Poe much money, but enough to get where he needed to go. Once Poe lost all the money and John told him that he wouldn’t give him any more money he left college and found the love of his life, Virginia. Virginia eventually died of tuberculosis on January 30th, 1847. Poe published his first piece of work in May of 1827. Poe’s experiences likely play in to his writings. These experiences led to many similarities in his writing style. In “The Tell Tale Heart”, “The Cask of Amontillado”, and “The Masque of the Red Death,” these similarities are shown.

In “The Tell Tale Heart”, “The Cask of Amontillado”, and “The Masque of the Red Death,” the stories share a similar setting of sanctuary. In “The Tell Tale Heart” it takes place in the home of the old man where the old man felt safe and secure because his assistant was “never kinder to the old…

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