Similarities Between The Red Death And The Fall Of The House Of Amontillado

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All of the works that Poe has written such as “The Masque of the Red Death”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, and “The Cask of Amontillado” have many similarities. Edgar Allan Poe had a very interesting life and his writings are based in things that happened in his life. Poe lost his mother when he was two years old due to tuberculosis. Poe then became a foster child and his foster mother was the only that cared about him and took care of him. She died to tuberculosis. Poe was deeply in love with his wife Virginia, and she meant the world to him. Virginia was all that Poe had, and she also died from tuberculosis. These events had a big impact on Poe’s writings. Most of Poe’s stories have death in them due to the events that happened in his life. …show more content…
The setting is always daunting or dark. In the story “The Masque of the Red Death” it says, “No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avator and its seal-the redness and the horror of blood.” Poe shows that the setting is daunting and dark by using words like blood and horror. In the story “The Fall of the House of Usher” it says, “dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung, oppressively low in the heavens.” This proves that the setting is terrifying and scary because he uses words like dull, dark, and saying that the cloud hung low, which creates a dark spooky atmosphere. The story “The Cask of Amontillado” says, “It was about dusk one evening during the supreme madness of the carnival season. He had been drinking much.” This expresses a dangerous and dull place by saying that there is a lot of drinking going on and describing the carnival as