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Edgar Allan Poe

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by th5418, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. th5418

    th5418 Banned

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    Edgar Allan Poe

    Anyone ever read "The Cask Of Amontillado"? I have to read it for english and I have no idea what it is talking asbout. Did he bury the guy in there alive for revenge or something?
     
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    If you must, go ahead and click on the link: http://www.poedecoder.com/essays/cask/

    I must warn you, however, that, once your mind is tainted with someone else's interpretation and work, then it becomes extremely easy and tempting to plagarize.
     
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    Does anybody know why Montresor says "May he rest in peace" in latin at the end?
     
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    Yaboosh IncGamers Member

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    With literary analysis, use your imagination. Come up with a thesis for what it means, NO MATTER HOW MESSED UP, and then support it with the work. Teachers seem to love creativity that can be supported.
     
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    If you want to read something scary, look up the biography of Edgar. He was one mentally unhinged, paranoid dude, and it's a wonder he lived as long as he did.
     
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    Yeah, his life was pretty screwed up.
     
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    i remember this story being confusing.. i read it in like 9th grade honors english.. well.. part of it that is.. the rest i just sorta.. skipped

    didn't he write Bells Bells Bells? if so that was just annoying

    i started to memorize the raven, because it's my favorite poem, but i didn't keep it up, i memorized the first two.. parts.. (can't remember the actual word for it), then i like forgot that i was trying to memorize it or something.. and i never got any farther
     
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    What HS did u go to zepp?
     
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    err.. the dinky highschool in my town of highlands NC.. why
     
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    Oh...just wondering.
     
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    "Quoth the raven, 'Nevermore!'"

    He's just gettin rid of a business rival...they were equals of a sort and one insulted the other...
     
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    Was there a big revenge theme in this? It's been awhile since I've read the story, but I recall him plotting the perfect revenge or something. Maybe I'm just thinking of the Count of Monte Cristo.
     
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    :creep: You can't hide the fact that you're a stalker! :creep:
     
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    Can someone name 3 ironies about it? I found one, its that montresor keeps a friendly face but then kills fortunato
     
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    There might be some irony involving the wine. I'm pretty fuzzy on the detailis though.
     
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    Another one i put is he think hes gonig to get wine, but gets buried alive.
     
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    No. Practice.

    I will refrain from mocking you for being so lazy you ask an obvious question in the OTF instead of a) reading the story and thinking about it for yourself; or b) reading the story yourself and then thinking about it. It's not like it's a difficult or long story; nor does it have any particular deep meaning.

    This is becoming a disturbing trend.
     
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    I was trying to make sure i got the story right...jeez
     
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    Zep, the paragraphs in poetry are called Stanzas.

    Edgar Allen Poe is one of my favourite authors, I am currently going through a collection of his short stories. Good stuff.
     
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    Hahah. I wrote an essay on Cask of Amontillado for my English college class last quarter.

    3 ironies huh?
    1. Fortunato's name implies he is a fortunate person, that is not the case.
    2. Irony how the reader knows the faith of Fortunato, but Fortunato does not know his faith. There is a special name to this irony, I think it is called situation irony, but don't quote me I am a miserable English student.
    3. Fortunato coughs for a long time, then says the cough will not keep him, Montressor agrees because he knows that he will kill Fortunato.
     

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