Similarities Between Of Mice And Men And The Cask Of Amontillado

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Robian Bonilla MLA? In the story “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck and “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe both Lennie and Fortunato are treated unfairly. Lennie is a big, careless, mentally ill person, who everyone sees as a burden to their daily lives. In a similar way. Fortunato is looked down upon by the protagonist, Montresor, because he thinks that Fortunato has imposed many “injuries” on him. Both Lennie and Fortunato are born with problems that they cannot control. For example, Lennie is born with a mental disability that affects his everyday life. Fortunato has an addiction to alcohol which he can not control in his life that ultimately led to his death.In their pieces of literature, Lennie and Fortunato…show more content…
For example, Lennie has to deal with mental problems that impose a burden to others due to the fact that the characters in the story have to take care of Lennie. However , unlike Fortunato Lennie's problem was given to him at birth. Throughout the story, the reader can realize the trouble Lennie causes in very detailed descriptions. In addition, the reader sees that Lennie's own personal problem ends up getting himself killed.The reader interprets this because his illness caused him to do several bad deeds throughout the course of the story. For example, Lennie sexually assaults the woman in their old job. This ultimately causes George and Lennie to be fired from that job. Fortunato's problem is more an acquired problem throughout time. The problem he battles is an addiction to alcohol.In contrast to Lennie, Fortunato caused his own problems, ultimately leading to his own demise. The readers can assume this from reading “The Cask of Amontillado”. The reader knows that in both stories Lennie and Fortunato are put down by people that they trust.For example, Lennie is causing much problems so George decides to murder Lennie.This is in comparison to Montresor murdering
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