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“The Interlopers” by Saki and “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe are short stories that can be compared in their use of symbolism, irony, and the prevailing theme. Poe and Saki’s use of symbolism and irony helps create a suspenseful and eerie mood. Irony makes the stories more interesting by surprising the reader with the opposite of what they expect to happen. The theme, man’s inhumanity to man is prominent in both stories. In the “The Cask of Amontillado”, it is depicted by Montresor’s malicious plan to take revenge on Fortunato. Similarly, in “The Interlopers” the theme is illustrated by Ulrich and Georg’s desire to kill one another. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” and Saki’s “The Interlopers” both express the use of symbolism and irony and center their stories around the theme, man’s inhumanity to man. Edgar Allan Poe and Saki both use symbols in their stories that hold deeper meanings than what they literally indicate. In the quote, “I laid the second tier, and the third, and the fourth; and then I heard the furious vibrations”(Poe 11), each tier of stories that Montresor puts up, represents the control and power Montresor has over Fortunato and that death will soon be approaching him. In the “The Cask of Amontillado” Poe often compares Fortunato’s life with the time of day. The usage of the word midnight represents
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Siller during the Spring '10 term at University of Minnesota Duluth.

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