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In the short stories The Cask of Amontillado A Rose for Emily The Jilting of Granny Weatherall and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge there are many signs of anger sadness and even madness These feelings can come to anyone in their everyday life An author is an artist and artists express their emotions through their art Artists are highly influenced by the things they have experienced especially with someone or something they love or have a close relationship Authors write about revenge hatred and vengeance because these are feelings they have personally experiencedThe opening line in Poes short story The Cask of Amontillado states The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne the best I could but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge 157 This story is about a crazed man seeking revenge Montresor is angry at Fortunado because he has insulted him one too many times Being angry and seeking revenge are common feelings between people Poes mother died when he was only two and was left to be raised by his godfather and his wife Poes godmother also passed away leaving Poe heartbroken He was then married for twelve years to his cousin Virginia before she passed on Poe was known to be a drug addict and an alcoholic Edgar Allen Poes life was full of death and sorrow These unfortunate events left him with haunted thoughts a wicked passion anger and fear Edgar His thoughts and feelings from his personal experiences brought forth many tales of madness resulting in death such as The Cask of Amontillado Many women can relate to Katherine Anne Porters short story The Jilting of Granny Weatherall This story is about a woman on her death bed reminiscing her past She focuses on being stood up on her wedding day and losing her first child at birth She wonders how her life wouldve been if not for
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