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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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Please see the answer about Mardi Gras
Posted by alexb2 on February 26, 2007 at 12:54 PM (Answer #1)
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.
Posted by cricketkate on March 14, 2007 at 10:46 AM (Answer #2)
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