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Within Edger Allan Poes short lifespan he composed fantastic novels defining the basis for the gothic horror story In the Cask of Amontillado and The Raven the Gothic setting is meticulously described painting a very detailed picture The narrator in The Tell-Tale Heart felt in his morality that the old man must be killed to stop the hideous heartbeat and the evil eye and in The Masque of the Red Death that Prince Prospero must be killed to stop the death of his people The supernatural connection between Roderick and the Usher Household in The Fall of the House of Usher and the raven in The Raven eerily adds to the gothic design His works prove to the world why he is the godfather of the gothic short story In the Cask of Amontillado and The Raven the Gothic image is well illuminated The description of the Montresors catacombs as murky and damp intensifies the horrific sense in the reader We came at length to the foot of the descent and stood together on the damp ground of the catacombs of the Montresors and but observe the white webwork which gleams from these cavern walls add to the Gothic feel The entire journey is under Montresors torchlight near midnight thus even more frightening Fortunato and the reader At the end of the catacombs there was a small recessed area in the wall and the area in front of this wall was strewn with human remains Its walls had been lined with human remains piled to the vault overhead in the fashion of the great catacombs of Paris This recess even darker than the original passage intrigued Fortunato In The Raven the narrator describes the setting as a dark cold midnight adding to the Gothic feel Once upon a midnight dreary Ah distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December He describes himself as being depressed over a lost love Lenore The
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