The Raven And The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe Essay

1005 Words Oct 8th, 2015 5 Pages
Author tend to create different literary works that evoke a feeling or an emotion from the reader. Edgar Allan Poe mastered the literary work known as Gothic Fiction, which is a style characterized by the use of medieval setting, a murky atmosphere of horror and grotesque mysterious and violent incidents. The eerie atmosphere is demonstrated in the short story and poem of “The Raven” and “The Cask of Amontillado”. Throughout the poem and short story the illustrator emphasizes on the strange and unexpected to make the reader contemplate. The mood, setting and mystery help create the suspenseful and fearful anticipation which is Gothic Fiction. Poe’s use of mystery and darkness in both literary works sets the tone for what will lead to horrific ending for the main characters in both works.

The mood in a literary work pervades with the intention of leaving a certain emotion or feeling from the audience. In “The Raven” it sets hopelessness, melancholy and depressed mood. The narrator had lost his love, Lenore and he knows he will never see her again. He reads his book in an attempt to distract himself from his memories of Lenore. He is haunted by the memory of Lenore and can never escape the pain of this memory. The narrator experiences a perverse conflict between desires to remember and forget his memories. Also the setting enhances the mood of the poem. The poem takes place during midnight, which creates an ominous atmosphere .In the story of “The Cask of…

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