compare_contrast - Haitham Mellouli Prof. Bell ENC 1102...

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Haitham Mellouli Prof. Bell ENC 1102 02/14/2008 Comparing  Why I live in the PO  and  Cask of Amontillado It is only a part of our human psychology to be jealous and unfond of others whom we  perceive as superior to us in one way or another. As humans, those feelings lead us to doing  things to make us feel better. It ranges from picking on your siblings to killing that one person us  feel below them. Those feelings were the topic of vast amount of literary works. There are two  that will be compared in particular in this paper:  Why I Live in the P.O.  and  Cask of Amontillado .   Why I Live in the P.O.   is a story that is told through the eyes of Protagonist in first  person. The story is better summarized in the following paragraph: Why I Live at the PO  takes the form of a dramatic monologue. Sister, the first- person narrator, tells her side of the family spat that has led her to leave the  family home where she had lived into adulthood and move into the local post  office. She appeals to the reader to take her side as she indignantly recounts her  younger sister’s unjust maneuvers in turning the rest of the family against her, but  her   self-pity   and  exaggeration   render   her   position   unintentionally   humorous.  Though the story is comic, its underlying themes are complex, concerning the  tensions between family affiliation and independence, the relative nature of truth, 
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and the insularity and uniqueness of life in a small southern community. (Enotes  1) Very closely, yet different, the plot and narration of  
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course ENC 1102 taught by Professor Barlow during the Spring '07 term at Valencia.

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