Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe 's ' The Cask Of Amontillado '

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Laiba Inam Lynsay Ripley EAC150BB Monday,February 16, 2015 Life of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe has become America’s first literary star. His tales or short stories are popular all over the world! Poe lived an unhappy life, when people came in contact with this “saddest strangest figure in American literary history” they were aware of some of his qualities (Fagin 1). Edgar Allan’s has a complex personality. Poe excelled at creating Gothic and Horror stories. Poe works with realism in “The Cask of Amontillado” (Buranelli 19). Poe writes about himself in his own stories as a reoccurring character creating an autobiographical element (Buranelli 18). He is pictured as appearing in disguise as his melancholic, neurasthenic, hallucinated and mad protagonists: Roderick Usher, Egaeus, William Wilson, Cornelius Wyatt, Hop Frog, Metzengerstein, and Montresor (Buranelli 18). Poe spent his life in a delusion of pride misery and sickness, due to his escapism of reality through alcohol, poverty, and dependence on women. This is exemplified by his own life experiences , in his stories and the characters he created, I will use to analyze how it helps readers to get a better understanding of his literary work. Firstly, his father David Poe knew he had to beg for money but he could not humiliate himself so he goes to the bar had a few drinks to boost his confidence. Poe was adopted by Mr. John Allan, a Richmond merchant and the adoption was never made legal. John Allan was a man who
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