The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe Essay

1846 Words Nov 22nd, 2016 8 Pages
Edgar Allan Poe is noted as one of the most controversial authors. He was rejected by many and his works like his life are captivating, horrifying, and deal with love, death, terror, revenge and often brand evil. He had a love for the arts, alcohol and women. Death surrounded much of Poe’s early years and it is no wonder that many of his works deals with death and dying. His writings did not deal with the supernatural world of vampires or ghosts, but dealt with the evil from within our souls that resides in each one of us. As in the story “The Cask of Amontillado” which focuses on revenge and pride which results in murder establishes the perfect backdrop for the perfect murder. Poe demonstrates how a person’s inner demons can lead to the prevention of normal perception using symbolic language, complicated characters and an elaborate plot. In “The Cask of Amontillado” Poe uses the theme of pride, irony and symbolism to portray how alarming and depraved the human mind can be.
Edgar Allan Poe was born January 19, 1809 in Boston to Elizabeth Arnold Poe and David Poe, Jr. Poe was the middle child with an older brother Henry and a younger sister Rosalie. When Poe was around 3 his father who was, an alcoholic abandoned the family. Later that same year, his mother became sick and was diagnosed with TB, causing her to be unable to work, which pushed the family deeper into poverty. Elizabeth died about two months later, leaving her kids to be considered orphans. The…

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