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During his lifetime Edgar Allen Poe wrote a number of short stories In many of his works such as Tell Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado many similarities can be drawn In further analysis of both of these stories they prove to be comparable through the narrative psychology and mood of the stories The narrators in both works of literature prove to be similar in many ways In Tell Tale Heart we get the sense that the narrator is a possible psychopath He has no motive for the killing of the old man just the sight of his vulture eye he cannot stand Also the way he repeats himself frequently in the story leads the reader to believe he may not be all there In The Cask of Amontillado the narrator can also be considered a psychopath by the way he plays mind games with his victim Montressor makes a statement to his friend that they should return home because his health is precious This bit of conversation is ironic because Montressor does not really want to protect Fortunatos health but indeed to kill him Both of the narrators in the stories are proud of their murders and brag about them throughout the story In addition the psychology in both stories was also alike In both works the killings of the victims were delayed Both murderers waited until the perfect time to kill their victims That was when they were in an alternate state of mind not able to physically fight back In Tell Tale Heart the old man was sleeping and in The Cask of Amontillado Fortunado was too drunk to fight back Another example of how the psychology in the story was the same is how both killers took every precaution to hide the dead bodies so that they wouldnt get caught Both ways of hiding the bodies were similar and the psychology behind it was the same too The
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