Poe’s Use of First Person Narrator in The Black Cat and The Cask Of Amontillado, to create moral shock and horror
In The Black Cat, Edgar Allen Poe constructs a story in such a way that the events of the tale remain somewhat ambiguous. As the story begins, the narrator is in jail waiting to be executed for the brutal murder of his wife. At this point, the rest of the story is told
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to uphold his family motto, which is also the national motto of Scotland. (Ryan)
In structure of the stories, there is no doubt that both Montresor’s plan of revenge and the narrator of the incidents with Pluto, are carefully crafted to create the desired effect of shock and horror to the reader by utilizing the first person point of view.
Ryan—James J. Ryan, my father who is from Scotland, gave me info.