Most Dangerous Game Vs Cask Of Amontillado

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Connell vs. Poe
To begin, Connell used better imagery in his “The Most Dangerous Game” than Poe used in his “Cask of Amontillado?” In “The Most Dangerous Game,” hunter Sanger Rainsford washes up on the shore of an island. He meets General Zaroff, who hunts human beings (“the most dangerous game”) for sport. Zaroff hunts Rainsford, but in the end Rainsford gets the better of him. “The Cask of Amontillado” is a story of a man named Montresor who decides to seek revenge against a man named Fortunato, who has insulted him. He meets Fortunato at a carnival, lures him in the catacombs of his home, and buries him alive. Imagery gives the reader a better picture in their mind of what is happening in the story. It also helps the reader to understand
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He did this to draw the reader into the story. In his story Connell used phrases like, “It’s like moist black velvet” to describe the darkness of the night in the woods. Also, he used phrases like, “Crawled slowly by like a wounded snake.” This helped to create good imagery within the story. Also, Connell used words that were very descriptive to create imagery; some of these words are: “Dank tropical night” and “Thick warm blackness.” These words and sentences helped create a good mood and tone as well as great imagery. The words that the author used to create imagery are very important because they convey to the reader the mood, tone, and setting of the story. They also help the reader better interpret the story and get an image of what is happening within the story in their mind. Imagery adds better interest to the story because it helps the reader visualize what is happening throughout the story in their mind. Using imagery allows the reader to feel more involved in what is happening and to feel like they are actually in the place where the story takes …show more content…
Poe described Fortunato putting on a “Mask of black silk” through the point of view of the character Montresor. Also, Poe described “The white web-work which gleams from the cavern walls.” This quote helps the reader to understand more about how the catacombs look and feel. Poe also used sentences like, “It’s walls had been lined with human remains, piled to the vault overhead, in the fashion of the great catacombs of Paris.” This was a way that he described the tombs in comparison with the catacombs of Paris. With this quote, the reader gets a better feel of what the tombs were like. By adding imagery to the story, Poe gives the reader a better image of what the setting is and what is taking place in the story. Although Poe’s use of imagery in “The Cask of Amontillado” is good, Connell used better imagery in his “The Most Dangerous Game” because he used better descriptive words and was more detailed in his writing. One might think that Poe did a better job of using imagery in his story than Connell did in his story. That is incorrect because there are facts and reasonings to back up and prove that Connell did a better job than Poe did. Poe’s description is not very elaborate and isn’t very descriptive. The words he used are just general everyday words that aren’t very descriptive. For the reader it is harder to imagine what is really happening in the