Essay Analysis Of Edgar Allen Poe 's The Cask Of Amontillado

1114 Words Apr 28th, 2015 5 Pages
Edgar Allen Poe was recognized as one of the most influential authors of his time. He was mostly known for his different poems and short stories, like “The Cask of Amontillado” or “The Tell-Tale Heart.” His most well-known poem is “The Raven” which was recognized for its horror essence. He wasn’t like any other poet, he mainly wrote horror and fiction. His life wasn’t a happy go lucky, his main influence for writing the horror and fiction stories was his life. He was the pioneer for creating the Horror and Fiction genre. Poe was an influential writer throughout his time, and even today, creating and developing the genre of horror and influenced many of the horror movies and books we see today. My goal with this Research essay is to prove why his basically the Father of horror and how he pioneered the horror genre with his short stories and poems, and just about writing in general. One of Poe’s many influential and spine-chilling short stories “The Cask of Amontillado” tells the story of Montresor and his story on how he took the life of his acquaintance Fortunato. The story is narrated by Montresor. The story starts off by Montresor meeting Fortunato and telling him that he got his hands on some “Amontillado” and he should follow him. Its festival season so Montresor is dressed in black silk mask and Fortunato wearing a jester hat. Montresor plans to kill Fortunato inside the catacombs and hide the body. He leads him into the catacombs, and as they delve deep into the…

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