Edgar Allan Poe 's The Cask Of Amontillado Essay

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Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe was a huge inspiration in his generation and still is for many people today. He thought about things in many different ways than anyone else did, making him one of the most creative writers ever. All of his different poems and short stories give us all broad examples on how creative he was. Poe also had a somewhat creepy obsession with death, as you could tell in each of his writings. In “The Cask of Amontillado”, the narrator dislikes another character, Fortunato, and knows he is a huge fan of wine so he uses that as a tactical advantage in his plan to get rid of him (Poe 3). The narrator knows that there is an extremely rare wine down underground somewhere and tries to get Fortunato to go down with him to try it, but he just wants to kill him. “Here I knocked off the neck of a bottle which I drew from a long row of its fellows that lay upon the mould. Drink I said, presenting him the wing. He raised it to his lips with a leer” (Poe 6). He knew that Fortunato was already feeling sick, and maybe a little bit drunk, and used it to take advantage of him. Leading him down into the cold, damp catacombs, is something you wouldn’t do to someone who is sick with a cough unless you had bad intentions. Poe tells us that the first scene is at a carnival where everybody is dressed up and disguised in masks and costumes, so it makes it easier for him to make his escape with Fortunato, and it also gives the beginning of the story a light and happy…

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