Greed In Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado

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Greed can take over a person’s body making you do dumb things such as being beaten or even death. Even if that person is greedy for a short period of time they will face a consequence that can teach the person a lesson or scar them for life. Anansi, from “Greedy Anansi” and Fortunato, from “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe display that when you are greedy you will be punished. The were both greedy for something leading to their deterioration. Despite the fact that both stories had different outcomes for being greedy, they actually share a common theme of being greedy has consequences.
The story “The Cask of Amontillado” displays that greed has consequences. Montressor seeks revenge on Fortunato for hurting him. It is the day of
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So in “Cask of Amontillado” Fortunato was killed by Montressor because he was greedy for the Amontillado, was oblivious to his surroundings,and fooled by Montressor”(Poe Montressor looking under the bones looking for bricks “Proceed, herein is the Amontillado”(Poe 8). Fortunato learned that you should not have more than need and be aware of what you say or do because if Fortunato didn’t hurt Montressor in any way Montressor would not have saught revenge on him. In the folk tale “Greedy Anansi” Anansi and his family were starving to death; So Anansi went to an island to get coconuts, but lost them in the ocean.Anansi began to cry. An old man came out of his house finding Anansi “Don’t cry, my boy! I have something for you. It’s better than nuts. Take it(pot) home and give it to your mother. Now you and your people will never grow hungry again. When your mother wants to make dinner for her family, she must only say: Pot, pot what you did for the old man, please for me”(1). So Anansi brought the pot home, but decided to keep the pot and not share it with his family. When ever his family was going out he would “Oh, I am ill, I cannot go”(1). When his family went out he would got to the pot and eat the food. As “Anansi’s brothers and sisters were growing thinner and thinner every day. He was getting fatter and fatter”(1). When the family found out the mother broke the pot. Although the gave him unlimited food, Anansi decided to be greedy and keep the pot to himself. So Anansi went back to the island for another pot and told the old man everything. The old man did not have another pot, but gave him a stick instead. Anansi left and tried the stick out. Instead of the stick giving him food the stick beat him to teach him not to be greedy and share with loved ones. Anansi learned to share with loved ones and to tell the

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