3 works in where the character tries to convice the reader he is not mad

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hi - i already have found the reocurring theme - the character tries to convince the audience he is not mad - in the tell tale hear and the black cat -- i need at least one more story in which this is relevant

the sooner you get back to me the better thank you jay

-- Anonymous, April 01, 2001


Hi Jay, I am also currently writting a paper on Edgar Allen Poe.. While I am still a ways off ...the story I am writting on is the Cask of Amontillado. In this story Montresor is retelling the murder he commited 50 years ago. He tries to play it off as upholding his family motto which is "No one stricks me without Impunity". I am not sure if this is what you are looking for but it may help you. Well anyways God bless and SHine for Him always.

Love in Christ, Casandra

-- Anonymous, April 03, 2001


You may also wish to consider "The Imp of the Perverse" though it may not strictly meet your criteria. If I recall correctly, "The Cask of Amontillado" would not meet this definition either. However, with many of Edgar's tales, the interpretation is in the mind of the reader. Best of luck and...


-- Anonymous, April 03, 2001

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