“Roman ideas is about betrayal and somewhat revenge. Both

“Roman
Fever” and “The Cask of Amontillado” are very similar stories.
The most interesting part that makes these stories alike is that they both end
on a somewhat sour ending. Both stories are about betrayal, both characters act
in a friendly matter before they betray their friends, and both stories are about
2 friends and 1 has a certain hatred for the other. From the way the characters
feel about each other to the emotions they portray, the stories all together
are great to read and takes anyone on a fun ride.
            Each of these stories main
ideas is about betrayal and somewhat revenge. Both Montresor and Alida share a
common interest to betray their friend or in Montresor’s case an acquaintance.  Each story has its own sense of betrayal in a
unique way. In “The Cask of Amontillado” Montresor takes a drunk
Fortunato, which Montresor hates, to a cellar acting like they are still
parting then betraying him and leaving him for dead. “when he ventured upon
insult I vowed revenge”(Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Cask of
Amontillado.” Tales of Mystery. London: Sidgwick &
Jackson, 1909. Gleeditions).This was the starting point that made
Montresor do what he did. In “Roman Fever” Alida Slade tries to get
rid of her old friend Grace Ansley by getting her sick so she can have Delphin
Slade whose is Ansley’s love interest and Alida’s husband, but “her wrath
subside, and suddenly does not know why she is trying to wound her friend”( “Roman Fever and
Other Stories “Roman Fever” Summary and Analysis.”Roman Fever and Other
Stories “Roman Fever” Summary and Analysis. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2016).

            Both stories portray 2 people who
seems to be friends in the beginning, but that feeling changes as the reader
goes deeper into the story. In “The Cask of Amontillado” “the
narrator states “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best
could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge”(Poe, Edgar Allan.
“The Cask of Amontillado.” Tales of Mystery. London: Sidgwick
& Jackson, 1909. Gleeditions) .This is a clear representation
of how the story will pan out. In “Roman Fever” Alida is friends with
Grace in the beginning of the story, but gets jealous of her and that
friendship changes quickly. These events are probably some of the best parts in
these two short stories.

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            What really makes these stories
interesting is the fact that one of the 2 protagonists in each story has a
grudge for the other.. The way the authors come up with the way these
characters form hatred for the other person and they way they handle it is
amazing, and truly shows why they are some of the best authors that the world
has ever seen. Each reason to this is unique and fun to read about. “Roman
Fever” has Alida and Grace as friends in the beginning, but as they find
love in Delphin Alida starts to dislike Grace. “She wanted Mrs. Ansley to get out of the
way and wrote the false letter in a rage”( “Roman Fever and Other Stories
“Roman Fever” Summary and Analysis.”Roman Fever and Other Stories
“Roman Fever” Summary and Analysis. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2016).This
quote pretty much shows why Mrs. Slade has this hatred. In “The Cask of
Amontillado” Montresor has a growing hatred towards the drunk Fortunato
due to him insulting Montresor, but ends up killing him in a very dark and
twisted way.

            These two incredibly creative
stories that have been created by some amazingly talented authors are similar
in many ways. An example of this is when Montresor and Alida betray their
acquaintance and friend in pretty creative ways. The way these two authors
create these magnificent stories is amazing and the ways that make them similar
makes it even better. 

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