The Yellow Wallpaper The Cast of Amontillado

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“Pledged” Ben Jackson English T/T 11:00 Short Story- Essay 2/8/00 The Yellow Wall Paper/ The Cast of the Amontillado The short story, “ The Yellow Wallpaper”, written by Charlotte Gilman, and “The Cast of Amontillado” written by Edgar Allan Poe, are stories in which the plots are very different, but share similar qualities with the elements in the story. “The Cast of Amontillado” is a powerful tale of revenge, in which the narrator of the tale pledges revenge upon Fortunato for an insult. “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a story about a woman, her psychological difficulties and her husband’s therapeutic treatment of her illness. She struggles over her illness, and battle’s her controlling husband. The settings in both stories are very important, they influence the characters, and help with the development of the plot. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” the setting helps define the action as well as to explain characters behaviors. The setting is which the story takes place is in the narrators room, where she is severally ill, and she is “locked up” in the room which served as her cage. The room in which the narrator is Continue...


The location quickly changes from the activities of the festival, to the damp, dark catacombs under the commons. "The Cast of Amontillado takes place in an appropriate setting, not only is the setting underground, but also in the blackness of the night. At night the wallpaper becomes bars, and the wallpaper lets her see herself as a women and her desire to free herself. In "The Yellow Wallpaper, the setting helps create the story, and sets the actions of the plot. comAthens . Edgar Allen Poe's Literary Neighborhood, 17 Mar. He will cease pleasure from the fact, that while Fortunato slowly dies in the wall, he thinks about his rejected opportunities and his unbearable regret. In Poe's story he uses the setting different then Gilman. The dark, damp basement magnifies the tension and uncertainty of the actions in the story. It is important for Montresor to have his victim know what is happening to him. The paint and paper look as if a boys' school had used it. The condition that the narrator is in, the repulsiveness of the room, and the room haunting her, drives her into insanity. caged in is a nursery, "it is a big, airy room, the whole floor nearly, with windows that look all ways. Works Cited 1) Branson, Leigh W.