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An Illustration of the Mental State of the Narrator in the Short Story A Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe, an author of the 19th century, was famous for his short stories and poems. His works often included a dark, gothic theme. People often questioned Poe’s sanity because most of his work featured characters who struggled with their mental states. In Poe’s short story “A Tell-Tale Heart,” he depicts the narrat...
A Comparison of the Stories The Cask of Amontillado and The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe
The works of Edgar Allan Poe have always been a textbook example of the romantic era of literature, and more specifically, dark romanticism. He is able to use themes and symbolism of darkness, death, and mystery in such a way that defines this period in its entirety. His short stories “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Blac...
The Revenge of Montresor Against Fortunato in the Short Story The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe is the twisted story of Montresor's revenge against Fortunato, a “friend” who insulted his family name. After luring Fortunato into his family’s catacombs with the promise of enjoying a drink of Amontillado, Montresor chains him to wall and leaves him there to die. Different aspe...
Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe: The Difficulty of Accepting Death
The Difficulty of Accepting Death Many people have difficulty accepting the death of others; some people are not even able to accept death, usually because they are close to the deceased. Edgar Allan Poe is an example of one of these people. He is a very well known poet, and one of his works was titled “Annabel Lee”. Ann...
An Analysis of the Short Story Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe
An Analysis of Poe’s Ligeia “Ligeia” is placed in the early Victorian age in order to establish an easy connection with a dark atmosphere consisting of Gothic imagery, dark romance, and madness. Poe takes a stab at dark romanticism, with his play on the narrator’s imagination concerning Ligeia’s return from the dead with R...
An Analysis of the Detective Novel The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe
The Mystery of Marie Rogêt is a detective novel by Edgar Allan Poe, famous American writer of the nineteenth century. This story is about a young girl of twenty-two named Marie Roget who lived with his mother, a widow, in a pension that the two kept in Pavee Saint André, Paris. Marie works in a perfume shop. One day, withou...
A Comparison of the Symbolism of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne
Symbolism: The Simplicity of Poe vs. The Complexity of Hawthorne The addition of a component as simple as a symbol can provide representational meaning to a plot or character by bringing significance to ordinary words through the use of suggestion or relation. Authors Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne use symbo...
The Hardships and Sadness in the Life of Edgar Allan Poe as an Inspiration for the Creation of His Works
Edgar Allan Poe is most known for his unique style of writing mystery and suspense, creating a pathway for modern mystery and horror genres. Throughout his life he has encountered many hardships that inspired him to create such dark and mysterious pieces. In his younger years his mother died and his father separated from hi...
Character Analysis of Montresor in the Cask of Amontillado,a Short story by Edgar Allan Poe
Movies based on murders are commonplace nowadays, with our society’s obsession with gory violence and sophisticated crimes. In a way we worship the likes of Hannibal Lecter, John Doe, and Norman Bates for their stories’ complex schemes, intense plots, and witty lines, leaving us yearning for more, wanting to see their next...
A Summary of The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe
The short story “The Black Cat” is a horror story. This was an odd story with some bizarre twists to it. In the beginning of the story the author makes you think one thing but at the end of the story you think something completely different. Even though this story was complicated the theme of this story is Fairley simple to...