Edgar Allan Poe
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This paper discusses the common themes of death and terror in Edgar Allan Poe's literary works. The paper reviews "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Cask of Amontillado," written by Poe. The paper explains that both stories are frightening because they reveal an ugly side of humanity. In "The Tell-Tale Heart," we find that the protagonist is evil and commits murder simply because of an old man's evil eye. In "The Cask of Amontillado," we see evil in rare form as Montresor sets out to bury Fortunato alive. The paper examines how Poe utilizes revenge, madness, repetition, and irony to build tension in these stories and engage the reader as he waits to discover how each tale will end.
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