The Cask Of Amontillado, By Edgar Allan Poe Essay

1460 Words Sep 23rd, 2014 6 Pages
Pride and Insanity Theme is on of the most important aspects of any story, poem, or film. However, in many cases, there can be multiple themes in one story. For example, both “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, and “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor revolve around multiple themes. Both the idea that pride can lead to one’s own downfall, and that insanity can drive an individual to do and say very strange, and in many cases abnormal, things. Many people, most people in fact, are prideful in some way. And sometimes, this stubborn pride that people carry can result in one’s own demise. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” and “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor, portray this theme on multiple occasions. For example, in “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” the entire family dies in the end because of the grandmother’s decisions. Pride can oftentimes be found in stubbornness, which is perfectly displayed by the grandmother. It is stated in the beginning of the story that “The Grandmother didn’t want to go to Florida. She wanted to visit some of her connections in east Tennessee and she was seizing at every chance to change Bailey’s mind”(O’Connor, pg. 455). It is important to keep in mind that the grandmother wants her son’s entire family to change their vacation plans and form them around her desire to go to Tennessee. Based on the reactions of the family towards the grandmothers commands “From the opening page of the story, we see that…

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