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How is "The Cask of Amontillado" similar to Edgar Allan Poe's other short stories?

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Posted April 15, 2013 at 7:28 PM via web

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How is "The Cask of Amontillado" similar to Edgar Allan Poe's other short stories?

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bcsaund | Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted April 15, 2013 at 11:43 PM (Answer #1)

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The majority of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories deal with the darker side of human existence. He falls under the literary group called the Dark Romantics; they realize things such as death, corruption, evil, revenge, guilt, etc. are commonplace in the world and should therefore not be ignored. This piece of literature, like many of his others, tells the story of revenge and murder putting his reader in the story through the actions of the characters/narrator. There are also similarities in an attempt to hide the body ("The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Black Cat" for example). The topic and theme of "The Cask of Amontillado"is similar to much of his literature. 

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Posted April 16, 2013 at 12:27 AM (Answer #2)

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The majority of Edgar Allan Poe's short stories deal with the darker side of human existence. He falls under the literary group called the Dark Romantics; they realize things such as death, corruption, evil, revenge, guilt, etc. are commonplace in the world and should therefore not be ignored. ...

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