Essay The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe

1418 Words Apr 12th, 2016 6 Pages
Most people do not realize how much authors describe themselves in their own works. Edgar Allan Poe has turned out to be one of America’s pronounced writers in his time. In the story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” the suspense, the irony and the symbolic words are a reflection of Poe himself which captivates any reader with the tale of revenge. In order to understand Edgar Allan Poe’s works, we have to understand who he was. Poe’s reputation was primarily based on his tales of terror. It made him seem as if he was a dark symbolic man himself. Nevertheless, he was more than that, he was the middle child of three, he had lost both of his parents at the age of three, and he had big dreams of being a great writer (Poe Museum 2014). As a young child, he was cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Allan. Mr. John Allan wanted Edgar to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman similar to himself. Mr. Allan did not appreciate the fact that Edgar wanted to be a writer (Poe Museum 2014). Edgar grew up in a good environment and performed in the best schools, and eventually at the age of seventeen he went to the University of Virginia (Giordano 2007). During his college years, Edgar used the money that Mr. Allan gave him to support his schooling and would become an alcoholic while also acquiring a debt. Ultimately, he abandoned school for a while, but by that point he was well into his writing and already on his first book called the “Tamerlane” (Giordano 2007). He didn’t have much money, so he joined…

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