The Cask Of Amontillado Research Paper

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The Gothic Writing of Poe In life, some people are forgotten after they pass away, some are only remembered by friends and families, and only a handful are remembered for a lifetime by everyone. One of these few beings is still thought of today for his many horrifying stories and touching poems. His life was more difficult and tragic than most, as he lost loved ones left and right because of the life threatening sickness tuberculosis. He struggled most of his life to make ends meet and the entire time he wrote to relieve his pain and frightening thoughts that possessed his mind. This man portrays his gothic style of writing through the masterpieces he wrote; this man is Edgar Allen Poe. In Poe’s writings irony is used to express his gothic style. In the short story The Cask of Amontillado” Montresor seeks revenge on Fortunato. Montresor gets Fortunato to follow him through the catacombs so that he…show more content…
A sample of the is after Montresor murders Fortunato and walk away he thinks, “My heart grew sick- on account of the dampness of the catacombs,”(122). In this Poe uses this dash to show that Fortunato hesitated when he said, “My heart grew sick.” If the dash wasn’t there it wouldn't show the hesitation needed to prove that Fortunato felt the guilt, but refused to prove. A different example of this is from the “The Masque of the Red Death” another short story that was about death. This story is regards people getting killed by a man at a certain time. In this case when the syntax it is used with quotation marks when it says, “All these and security were within. Without was the ‘Red Death.” In this sentence the quotation marks are surrounding the capitalized words the, “Red Death.” The reason for this is it emphasizes the Red Death. showing that it is the real message through this story. Overall in Poe’s writing there are many examples of syntax that, all add up to assist the gothic writing style of

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