Point Of View In Edgar Allen Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado

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Point of View is a type of literary element in which determines what perspective the story is being told from. The point of view is a very important aspect of literature as it can sometimes either make or break a story, many stories if told in a different point of view or perspective, the reader can get a whole new meaning from that story. There are three kinds of point of views. These three point of views are called, first person, second person, and third person. In first person point of view, the narrator or the person telling the story is telling their own story so they use the words “I” and “We” a lot. Next we have second person, which is someone pretty much telling you what you should do. Finally, we have third person point of view, which tends to use words such as “He” “She” “They” and “It” often in my women’s literature class I read a lot of first person and third person narrations. In the short storyThe Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, the story is told in first person so we don’t actually necessarily know the narrators name until closer to the end of the story which was very interesting and it created this sense of suspense making the reader question who this suspicious character is that is telling us this story. This short story starts off telling us about this man by the name of Fortuanto who has apparently hurt the narrator by basically insulting him. Since this Fortuanto guy hurt the narrator so much, the narrator is now out to seek revenge on this

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