Comparing William Faulkner 's A Rose For Emily And Edgar Allan Poe 's A Cask Of Amontillado

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Comparison and Contrast William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” and Edgar Allan Poe’s “A Cask of Amontillado”

William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” and Edgar Allan Poe’s “A Cask of Amontillado” are two of the most famous works in Gothic stories. In “A Rose for Emily,” the story begins with the Emily’s funeral. All people in the town go to her funeral and discuss about this eccentric spinster. They talk about her weird behavior after her father dies, and her affair with her lover, Homer Barron, who disappears one day. Since then, nobody has seen him again. After the funeral, the townspeople get into Miss Emily’s house. To their consternation, in the bedroom upstairs they find a corpse, the dead body of Homer Barron. On the pillow is Emily’s “strand of iron-gray hair” (216). Similarly, “The Cask of Amontillado” is a story about a murder case. The narrator, Montresor, opens the story by stating that he has been irreparably insulted by his acquaintance, Fortunato, and that he seeks revenge. He wants to exact this revenge, however, in a measured way, without placing himself at risk. He decides to use Fortunato’s fondness for wine against him. During the carnival season, Montresor tells Fortunato that he has acquired a cask of Amontillado. Fortunato is anxious to taste the wine and eventually falls into the trap and is paying the price with their lives.
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