The Cask Of Amontillado, By Edgar Allen Poe

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Often main characters lead to wrongful accusations and rash decisions. It serves as a metaphor to reality, where constant misjudgment of peers occurs. Disguises and changes of clothing are central to plots such as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Mysterious Affairs at Styles, and The Cask of Amontillado. In JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Quirrell a professor at Hogwarts disguises himself as a harmless individual while working for Voldemort. In the Mysterious Affairs at Styles by Agatha Christie, Emily Inglethorp is killed by her deceptive friend Evelyn Howard. The Cask of Amontillado, by Edgar Allen Poe, the narrator Montresor is seeking revenge and fakes the role of a loyal servant. These texts demonstrate how easily characters trust based on physical appearance. In Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Quirrell, a professor at Hogwarts, hides behind false pretenses. He is hired by professor Dumbledore to teach defense against the dark arts. As Harry begins his first year at Hogwarts he begins to find himself in troublesome situations. Thus, leads Harry and his peers to learn about the stone that possesses the power to bring back Voldemort. They believe that someone in the castle is after it. However they have no suspicion of Quirrell’s involvement. His stammering speech portrays him as very timid man. The narrator sympathizes for him. Quirrell’s deceptive personality misleads Harry and the readers that Quirrell has nothing to do
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