Use Of Point Of View In The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allen Poe

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Edgar Allen Poe’s wonderful prose “The Cask of Amontillado” decisively ends the dispute between the literary quality of his story and Connell’s entertaining prose “The Most Dangerous Game” when the stories point of view come into play making Poe tale the alpha read between the two pieces of literature. Poe’s prose utilizes first person point of view making his prose even more mysterious because the reader does not get the narrator's name until the end. In the opening line of Poe’s masterpiece, reader learn that Montresor has borne “The Thousand injuries of Fortunato”, which instantly makes the reader doubt the reliability of the narrator because of this usage of hyperbole(58). “you[the reader], who so well know the nature of my[Montresor]
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