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SanityLanguage imagery discourse and characterization are all elements that writers use to create strong stories With these elements the audience can imagine the characters feelings and thoughts feel the storys mood and personify the characters The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe is a story about vengeance the narrator has been bullied and teased for such a long time that it becomes unbearable to stand and comes up with a plan to finish his nemesis hectoring In The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman a woman is controlled and imprisoned by her husband in her own home only to lose her identity In both stories the narrators lose their sanity due to manipulation powerlessness or Powerlessness and conviction to give in to being brokenIn The Cask of Amontillado and The Yellow Wallpaper the element of language was used to show the tone of the story In the quote The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best as I could but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge At length I would be avenged this was a point definitely settled-but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk I must not only punish but punish with impunity Poe 161 Poe right away introduced his novel as being dark and sinister and let his audience know that something terrible would happen The narrator believed deep in his soul that he had been wronged far too many times and that his aggressor needed to get a taste of his own medicine The narrator had had enough Gilman portrayed the tone in her
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