similirties between "hop frog" and " the cask of Amontillado" : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

hi..i want an analysis about how Hop frog..and " the cask of Amontillado" are characters, themes, setting etc...i need it by tomorrow..thanks

-- Anonymous, October 07, 2001


First the revenge theme against a dishonor committed by a person of higher status against the murderer. Humiliating and tricking the victim is a key ingredient. The setting is European, set in some indeterminate past, so as not to get too close to depicting Poe's own enemies. Imprisoning the victim is a key ingredient and getting the victim to be an instrument of his own doom so as to reveal the cleverness as well as the full horror. They have themselves to blame according to the murderer. And above all the mask and jester theme, who is playing the joke on who now reversal. You might note that Hopfrog is a reversal of several of Poe's stories that seem to make symbolic cameo references throughout. In this case the jester is the killer not the victim. the use of wine, some of which is spilled on the king or used as a lure for Fortunato. The list goes on and I am sorry this answer is late.

-- Anonymous, October 08, 2001

What is the diction that was used in "Hop-Frog" by Edgar Allan Poe

-- Anonymous, October 25, 2004

summarize hop frog's actions at the masquearade?

-- Anonymous, November 01, 2004

what is the theme of the story hop frog?

-- Anonymous, November 01, 2004

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