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I have to do a research paper on 4 short stories written by Edgar Allen Poe. I decided on the theme that Poe likes odd places for the burial for the people in his stories. The Black Cat- the wife dismemebered in the wall, The Cast of Amontillado- the insulter in the wall, and the Tell-Tale Heart- the old man dismembered in the floor. I need a fourth story to complete the paper. Critical works would also be great to know for each story as well. Thanks to all that can help me!

-- Anonymous, March 04, 2003


i think that in all of the stories a man goes crazy, and kills for no real motive. dismembers the bodies and hides them.

-- Anonymous, March 05, 2003

"The Imp of the Perverse" is a heavy dose of theory encompassing a brief tale/parable/example. It encompasses the theme of self-destruction and evil behavior. In the Cask story of course the murderer seems to get away with it but covering over his guilt with braggadocio and pride does not work entirely if you read his jolting memories of his misgivings the way he still remembers them decades later.

-- Anonymous, March 05, 2003

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