A rose for Emily

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Jonathan Fuller

ENC 1102

8:30 Tues/Thurs

"A Rose for Emily" & "The Cask of Amontillado"

"The Cask of Amontillado" and "A Rose for Emily" lead very similar paths when it comes to the plot of the story. The characters in both also have a lot in common from personalities, the lack of family, and a sense of loneliness just to name a few. This essay will be comparing and contrasting these two stories to point out their similarities and differences. For example, a couple similarities they shared were that the main characters are both lonely as they both kept to themselves and have no family around. Second, they both preserve their kills in an unusual way. In Emily's case it is her dad and Homer. In Montressor's case, it is Fortunato. Some differences are that in a "A Rose for Emily", Emily is a female and she loved Homer unlike in "The Cask of Amontillado", Montressor is a man and he absolutely hated Fortunato.

Clearly both Montressor and Emily are psychopaths to pull off such a thing.

First and foremost, a similarity they share is that they are both lonely. Montressor has no family left as they all died and are buried next to each other. Montressor states "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge"(165) which is his reason for his hatred towards Fortunato. It seems like Montressor is just bored or is looking for any reason to harm someone, which leads back to him being lonely. In Emily's case, she keeps to herself but after her dad dies, she goes silent and no one ever hears from her. After her dad's death, Colonel...