A Literary Reading of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" Using Traditional Approach

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Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809. His parents were David and Elizabeth Poe. Edgar's mother, Elizabeth, died when he was just 2 years old and after the death of his mother, he was adopted. His foster father was a successful merchant, so Edgar was able to go to good schools. When he was 6 years old, he went to England to study. He went to the University of Virginia when he was 17 years old. While in his university days, his father only gave him about a third of what he really needed. He did well in Latin and French but eventually, he started to be a drunkard and became in debt so he had to quit school. When he was 18, he went to Boston to serve in the US Army. He didn't stay long in the army and eventually, he was…show more content…
English also used an image of a token with a hawk holding a snake in its claws which is similar to Montressor's coat of arms bearing a foot stomping on a snake. Much of the scene of "The Cask of Amontillado" came from a scene in 1844 that took place in underground vault. In the end, Poe is the one who "punishes with impunity." Poe may have also been inspired, at least in part, by the Washingtonian movement that promoted temperance. This group is made up of former drinker who scare people to make them stop drinking alcohol. This story can make people know the dangers of drinking too much and prevent dangers like what happened to

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