The Scarlet Ibis, The Cask Of Amontillado, And The Leap

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Stories are made to strengthen communities, provide common understanding, provide moral guidance, explain how the world works, or to entertainment. Tales are also a way to make a connection through the heart because when people are told a story, they want to relate it to an existing experience. Stories communicate to the concern of the human heart by actions through the characters that connect to the theme of the texts, The Scarlet Ibis, The Cask of a Amontillado, and The Leap. In Scarlet Ibis, the theme of the text is that pride is good until you have too much. This relates to actions through the characters because on Pg. 261 P. 12, when Brother tried to get Doodle to walk he states, “I did not know then that pride is a wonderful, terrible …show more content…
For example, in the opening statement of the tale, the narrator says, “THE THOUSAND INJURIES of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (Poe 87). This quote shows that because Fortunato insulted the narrator, Montresor felt the need to get vengeance, making the audience pick a side of either Furtuanto or the Montresor. The story was easy to relate to because we all want revenge sometimes and because the story is so relatable, it makes it very interesting to read. Another example from the story that connects to the theme is when the Montresor put the last brick up and realized he killed Fortunato and said, “My heart grew sick...I hastened to make an end of my labor” (Poe 92). This quote shows that after the narrator had got his revenge on Fortunato, he realized that he shouldn’t of done that. When this happened it really connected with the audience because we are all human and things like that are bound to happen, making the story provide moral guidance. In all, through the theme of the story, the characters actions provided a moral guidance that made the readers better understand the story and able to apply to their own

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