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Why do you think the narrator chose this exact time of the year to commit his crime?

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zeenanana | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 26, 2007 at 12:06 PM via web

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Why do you think the narrator chose this exact time of the year to commit his crime?

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alexb2 | eNotes Employee

Posted February 26, 2007 at 12:54 PM (Answer #1)

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Please see the answer about Mardi Gras

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cricketkate | Student , Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 14, 2007 at 10:46 AM (Answer #2)

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i believe it was because of symbolism. Everything Poe wrote had a very distinct purpose. He had Fortunato dressed in motley because it was carnival and Fortunato was in a fool's costume, representing the fact that he was indeed a fool. He went off and got drunk and his intoxication lead him eventually to his death. This is one heck of a story. i love it.

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