Comparison Of Amontillado And The Fall Of The House Of Usher

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The Fall of the House of Usher and The Cask of Amontillado share very similar atmospheric feelings throughout both stories. In the Fall of the House of Usher, the narrator visits the castle of the Usher family. The beginning of the story is filled with descriptions of the environment such as the gardens that surround the castle. Afterwards, the narrator enters the castle only to find it filled with a dark and ominous atmosphere where he meets up with Roderick Usher, a man who seems eloquent enough, but was obsessed over the death of his sister and what might befall him. In the end, the narrator witnessed the death of Roderick from pure fear followed by an escape of the castle only to look back and find it falling apart. In the Cask of Amontillado, Montresor has a deep want of revenge against Fortunato, who has transgressed Montresor far too many times. The story begins at the Carnival. Montresor, who has devised a plan to kill Fortunato, begins a conversation with Fortunato and brings up the Amontillado that he has. Tantalized by the descriptions given to him, Fortunato decides to join Montresor…show more content…
In one of his other writings, the Philosophy of Composition,” Edgar Allen Poe goes through a very detailed and exemplified set of steps of how he generally writes his stories and his different beliefs of specific attributes a story must possess. To put it simply, the Philosophy of Composition only mentions the specific story elements such as what the theme is, how to demonstrate the meaning through relatable real-world objects and situations, and so on. In a very detailed writing of how Poe writes, he never once mentions anything about having the reader read a story in a specific way. At that point, it is safe to conclude that he most likely did not intend for anyone to read either of these stories in this specific

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