What are the similarities between the stories "The Yellow Wallpaper and "The Cask of Amontillado"?

What are the similarities between the stories "The Yellow Wallpaper and "The Cask of Amontillado"?

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As others have pointed out, both stories have first-person narrators—characters that are actually participants in the events they narrate—and both are, at best, somewhat unbalanced mentally. The narrator of "The Yellow Wallpaper" seems to suffer from postpartum depression at first, but it eventually evolves into some kind of personality disorder where she no longer recognizes her own identity as a result of her "treatment." She begins to believe that a woman is trapped in the wallpaper in her bedroom, and she becomes obsessed with freeing this woman. The narrator of "The Cask of Amontillado," a man named Montresor, has committed cold-blooded murder all because he was insulted one too many times. He becomes obsessed with revenge, and he desires nothing less than the "immolation"—the utter destruction—of his enemy. Neither narrator is well.

Further, both stories rely on dramatic irony . Dramatic irony is created when the reader knows more than one or more characters, and this...

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