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Edgar Allan Poe wrote a large variety of short stories Two of his short stories are The Tell-Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado These stories share some concepts but at the same time are two very different stories Both stories involve a crime but the plans of attack are very differentIn Poes short story The Tell-Tale Heart an unnamed narrator kills an old man This old man has a glass eye that drives the narrator crazy crazy enough to suffocate the old man He disposes of the body under the floorboards In another of Poes short stories The Cask of Amontillado Montresor the narrator kills Fortunato Montresor plans out his way of attack against Fortunato He builds a wall around Fortunato who is chained to a wall in the cellar In both short stories the highpoint of the story is the murder Also in both stories the murder carefully plans out his way of attack and also how he is going to cover up for his crime In The Tell-Tale Heart the reason for the old mans murder is his glass eye The narrator visits him every night Every time the narrator sees the old mans eye he goes crazy and eventually it leads him to kill the old man The narrator kills the old man by suffocating him while he is in bed This is a short and painless death for the old man After the narrator kills the old man and disposes of his body under the floorboards the police show up Eventually the guilt of the crime is too much for the narrator and he confesses his crime to the police In The Cask of Amontillado Montresor kills Fortunato because he felt that Fortunato did him wrong While Fortunato was drunk Montresor takes him down to the cellar to taste some wine While in the cellar Montresor chains Fortunato to a wall and builds a wall around Fortunato This causes a
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