Analysis Of The Book ' The Cask Of Cask ' By Edgar Allan Poe Essay

1766 Words Oct 12th, 2016 8 Pages
Rich or poor, nothing in this world really belongs to us, not even our lives, in fact even the air we inhale, has to be exhaled. The gothic romance short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe and the modern literature short story “The Wall of Fire Rising”, by Edwidge Danticat, though published almost 150 years apart, from total different eras, have so much in comparison. Though the main characters are very wealthy in Poe’s story and lacking in Danticat’s, a miserable death awaits both characters Fortunato (The Cask of Amontillado) and Guy (The Wall of Fire Rising). When one is to wealthy in life, we may become very arrogant and when one is too poor, we may become very depressed. These certain ways of thinking and living can become the end to us, just like Fortunato and Guy. The stratification of socioeconomic classes is a deadly killer in our human society. Money is something that society values way to much. This doesn’t account for everyone, but it surely accounts for many individuals like Fortunato. This man in the beginning of the story started off with insulting one of his “friends”, Montresor. The insult remains unknown to the reader throughout the story, but it is easy to think that this insult had something to do with belittling Montresor because Fortunato had more power and was respected by many compared to Montresor himself. Poe states in his short story, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult…

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