Edgar Allan Poe 's `` The Cask Of Amontillado `` And `` A Tell Tale Heart ``

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Readers Response Edgar Allan Poe is an American writer who is famous for his tales and poems of horror, and mystery. Mr. Poe 's short stories and poems captured the imagination and interest of readers around the world. His creative talents led to the beginning of different literary genres earning him the nickname "Father of the Detective Story" among other distinctions. His life however, has become a bit of a mystery itself, and the lines between fact and fiction have been blurred substantially since his death. By 1845 Poe became a literary sensation due to the publication of the poem "The Raven". It is considered a great American literary work and one of the best of Poe 's career. In the work, Poe examined his own methodology and writing in general in several short stories including, "The Cask of Amontillado," and " A Tell Tale Heart." In the story "A Tell Tale Heart" Poe writes the story in first person. Throughout this story Poe is trying to catch an audience 's attention who is interested in the workings of the human mind. As you read this story you will see the breakdown of the human mind and how paranoia and insanity go hand in hand. The narrator sees the eyes of the old man as "that of a vulture, a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold."( Page 922). Because of the old man 's eye the narrators paranoia makes him feel that he must kill the old man to " rid myself of the eye forever" ( Page 922). Insanity is another
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