The Cask Of Amontillado, By Edgar Allen Poe Essay

1397 Words Oct 17th, 2016 6 Pages
Personality is one of the most important traits that humans possess. All people are equipped with a personality that has grown with them since birth. Personalities are years in the making, and unique to each individual. This poses a creative roadblock to both artists and authors. How can artists and authors create such elaborate personalities in their work that make it seem like their subjects have been developing a personality for a lifetime? This isn’t an easy task to accomplish, however, Edgar Allen Poe’s Montresor found in The Cask of Amontillado, and Camille Joseph Etienne Roqueplan’s portrait of Louis Philippe Joseph, Duke of Chartres, found ways to incorporate complex personalities into both of their works. An author’s job in relation to creating personalities is sometimes easier than that of their artist counterparts, as authors are able to use words to describe their characters, and sometimes to give the reader a glimpse into a narrator’s thoughts. In Edgar Allen Poe’s short story; The Cask of Amontillado, the reader is introduced to Montresor through as the narrator. Throughout the story, Montresor shows the reader his intentions and his personality, which in the most boiled down case suggests that Montresor is a sociopathic murderer. In just five pages there is enough information to deduce Montresor’s exact personality. So who is Montresor? Poe decides to tell the story from inside Montresor’s head. The reader gets to see all of Montresor’s intentions and motives…

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