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Edgar Allan Poes work is known throughout the world He was born in1809 in Boston When Poe was still an infant his father left him and then hismother died Poe was adopted by Jon Allan Then Edgar Allan Poe wasEducated in Europe Poe attendant college for while but Jon Allan stoppedPaying for his college education because Poe had to many gambling depts Then Poe joined to the army in 1827 he wasnt successful in the army thoughThen Poe moved back to the United States and wrote stories in BaltimorePoe was married to Virginia in 1836 Eleven years later Virginia dies of anIllness Poe was very disturbed In 1849 Poe died Poe was known as theReaders of Poes work especially the short stories will find among manySimilarities When analyzing the short stories readers will find theseSimilarities by considering the story elements charters setting plot moodSubject of matter and point of viewThe characters in Poes stories share similarities Often a character isDriven by their emotions In the Tell Tale Heart the unidentified narratorBecomes so obsessed with his emotions regarding the old mans eye that heWas driven to murder In the Cask of Amontillado Montessori is totallyControlled by his overpowering feeling that he and his family name had beenInsulted In the Pit and the Pendulum the unknown narrator is being drivenBy his emotions to survive and to get out of the pit It seems Poes charactersAnother similarity a reader will notice is that usually male characters leftUnidentified for example in The Pit and the Pendulum the entire story isNarrated by a man who is certainly unnamed but is also vague regarding hisPerson In this story he is basically the only character In The Fall of theHouse of Usher the narrator who is the central character among only twoOther characters remain nameless and vague as well The characters in PoesStories are enigmatic mysterious and often unidentifiedPoes settings share several similarities Often a story will take place in
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