Richard Connell And Edgar Allan Poe Analysis

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Richard Connell and Edgar Allan Poe, two of the most famous authors of their time, are recognize by the different types of literature they wrote. Several of these pieces are still popular today. In many cases the life of the author can impact the different themes, or the techniques they used in their stories. This special technique makes authors specifically unique. Richard Connell’s and Edgar Allan Poe’s backgrounds reflects in the writing techniques they used to captivate their audience.
Richard Connell’s Enter to Writing The well-known writer Richard Connell had a background that helped him successfully enter the world of literature. “Richard Connell was born on October 17th, 1893 in Duchess County, New York to parents Richard Connell,
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This story follows the main character Sanger Rainsford, in certain positions on the island and in the game that add suspense. At the beginning of the short story after Rainsford falls off the ship, he swims to land where he finds a manor. This is where he meets General Zaroff. They get to know one another, Zaroff talks about how he loves to hunt, but boredom grew rapidly. His solution was a new target. “I wanted the ideal animal to hunt… So I said: ‘What are the attributes of an ideal quarry?’ And the answer was, of course: ‘It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason.’” (Connell 27). After Zaroff tells Rainsford that the ideal animal to hunt is a human, they start the “hunting game”. Rainsford climbs up a tree in order to hide from Zaroff. “He paused, almost beneath the tree... The general 's eyes had left the ground and were traveling inch by inch up the tree” (33). As Zaroff’s eyes follow up the tree, the reader gets antsy about who will win the game. Richard Connell, crafts a sense of suspense in several parts of the short story by putting Rainsford on the island and in a deadly …show more content…
The setting of the carnival and the catacombs make the emotions of the murder more suspenseful. The first mention of the setting, “It was about dusk one evening during the supreme madness of the carnival season” (Poe 7). The setting is in the middle of the carnival. This helps Montresor go unnoticed with his and Fortunato’s costumes, when he leads Fortunato into his house and down to the vaults. The vaults would be the second setting, “I took from their sconces two flambeaux, and giving one to Fortunato, and bowed him through several suites of rooms to the archway that led into the vaults” (8). When they go into the vaults and coming up to the archway it will get dark, they need the flambeaux to light their way. It is transitioning from the carnival setting into the vaults. The setting of the carnival and the vaults of the catacombs Poe uses in “The Cask of Amontillado”, gives the story the sinister feeling it is meant to

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