Read and discuss classic short stories.
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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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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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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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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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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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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.