The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe

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Re: The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe

Post by khusnick » 31 May 2018, 19:07

I love this story. It took me two reads the first time I came across it to fully understand it, but I still enjoy it every time.

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Post by bclayton13 » 25 Jun 2018, 01:06

This has always been my favorite of Poe's stories. Every time I got the opportunity to cover it in class, I did. Every time I found some new aspect to write about. It's such a fascinating story.

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Post by khall1395 » 01 Aug 2018, 18:40

I have studied this short story so many times and I still love it! It says so much about human flaws, such as greed. I love how dark Poe's work is, especially regarding imagery. I'm studying to become a teacher and know I will be including "The Cask of Amontillado" in my curriculum.

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Post by UN_ » 27 Sep 2018, 09:28

The dark and gothic taste to it, got me entirely. It is amazing. Shall look forward to more works of this extremely unconventional writer.

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Post by AMRMullins » 12 Nov 2018, 12:49

I first read this story when I was young, perhaps 11 or 12, and have revisted it many times since then. Montressor's narrative, ostensibly to a friend but in truth to you, the reader, presents a veneer of reason over a swirling madness that culiminates in a most vicisious revenge, all the more shocking because we are given only the vaguest, most ambiguous justification for it. The Allen Parsons Project wrote an album based on the works of Poe, and from the song bearing the same name as this tale, Fortunato's pleading, plaintive refrain haunts my memory every time I re-read this classic. It remains a tight, powerful portrait of how hate can simmer in the heart of a person, driving us to unspeakable acts, and how deeply we can bury those feelings until finding the opportune time to act on them.

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Post by JVIRK » 18 Nov 2018, 22:36

The best aspect of Poe is how he is so different in every one of his stories. I read the Tell Tale Heart and very minimal amount of resemblance is seen between the two short stories. Other than Poe's always selcouth turn of events, there is little to no resemblance in his writing style. Nobody could tell it was Edgar Allen Poe if both are read without the author's credit. A sincere salute to the remarkable author.

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Post by kosgeyvini » 23 Dec 2018, 11:23

l love poe for dark themes involve ,but l dislike involving too many characters its bit confusing and harder to capture its fluency story

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Post by hana2012 » 28 Dec 2018, 09:46

I was browsing and happened to see this and remembered how I used to love the works of Edgar Allan Poe so much when I was younger. Don't get me wrong, I still love his works to this day but I don't love them the way I used to. I guess as a person grows older, her taste in books also changes.

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Post by taniaxo » 24 Jul 2019, 18:52

I remember when I did a collaboration with my English class for this story! I really like this small story :)

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Post by DD129 » 03 Aug 2019, 10:30

I love reading this short story. Poe always does a good job creating an ominous atmosphere. This story of revenge may not be a great model for behavior, but it is a great example of good writing.

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Post by ShayM08 » 23 Sep 2019, 22:47

I love Poe! The Cask of Amontillado is one of my favorites. The Fall of the House of Usher being another.

What I love about Poe's short stories the most is the level of grandeur he brings to the macabre. It's not a gritty or repulsive darkness, but almost classy. The way he wrote and the way he described these dark images and actions brings out a sense of excitement and a sense of awe in the reader.

He makes dark elements seem beautiful. As twisted as that may be, it's an amazing talent and perspective to have as a writer. The only other author I feel that measures up to Poe's talent to do this, is Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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