Edgar Allan Poe's, The Cask of Amontillado as a Description of Poe's Life

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Edgar Allan Poe's, The Cask of Amontillado as a Description of Poe's Life

The cast of Amontillado was written by Allan Poe at a time when he felt he was being unjustly attacked. Most critics believe that the cask of Amontillado was written by Poe against his critics in the Mirror. I believe the cask of Amontillado is a story of Revenge and Hatred against some friends whom be believed had wrongfully accused him. A review of Allan Poe as a person and his experiences in life is essential a clear understanding of "The Cask of Amontillado". Hence, I will apply a cultural method of interpretation.

Poe was raised by his God parents after his parents died at the age of three. He was involved in Gambling and he also drank a lot. According
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Montressor did not give his enemy any indications of his hatred. The thought of his enemy's death did not give him any form of guilty conscience.

According to Desmond, " Fortunato in the Cask of Amontillado is the literary reincarnation of Thomas Dunn English; and Luchesi, the butt of the real sarcasm of the tail is editor , Hiram Fuller. Montressor is Poe careful, crafty and methodically wrecking vengeance on his enemies; and the cask of amontillado is symbolically the Law suit"(144). Poe did not think he had done anything to warrant the attacks of both English and Dunn. Poe had worked in the Evening Mirror so English and Dunn can be taken to be his contemporaries and they had interest in the same field. They prided themselves in "Literary Connoisseurship" (Desmond,!46). Poe did not think English and Fuller knew good Literature even though they prided themselves to be best in the field. This can be associated to Luchesi's ignorance in wine even though some thought his taste was as good as Fortunato's. "Poe felt that English and Fuller were slandering and ridiculing him with impunity because he no longer had a journal in which to defend himself" (Desmond, 145). This can also be seen in the story when he told Fortunato, "You are rich, respected , admired, and beloved. You are as happy as once I was"(Poe, 241). Poe felt he had been insulted
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