“We had passed through walls of piled bones, with casks and puncheons intermingling, into the inmost recesses of the catacombs” (Poe). Could this represent the depths of the mind? Or could the catacombs represent the evil that lies deep inside of us? It is only after a deep journey into the catechistic depth of the catacombs could Montresor brick up Fortunato in the cask.
As it is a well-known fact that many authors loosely base their stories on things that they actually know. We can see in many of the stories written there is an influence of the writer’s life in the stories they write. I see this in the stories that Edgar Allen Poe writes. I believe that the bricking- in of Fortunato represents the psychological repression of Montresor’s evil desires or even the bricking up of Poe’s own feelings in his life. By sealing in Fortunato Montresor can bring his life to a normal state of …show more content…
In spite of the hours of the main character looking at the wallpaper, I believe the wallpaper gave her a purpose to figure out the meaning of her life as the wallpaper represented the woman behind bars. Gilman was depressed so she wrote of the character who was depressed. The setting of the isolated house was representative of the isolation she felt being depressed.
As you can see in these two separate pieces of art, psychological aspects can be used to explain the story line even though “The Yellow wallpaper” is a story about depression. “The Cask of Amonitello” can be seen as a fictional depiction of Poe’s mental instability or a metaphor for the inner evil of the human society. Each reader must look at the stories they read. Then interpret according to their understanding of the words written by the author. Everyone finds a different meaning to each story and the depth at which the meaning comes to them depends on the experiences they have in