In watch to represent the upcoming death of

            In the stories ” A Tell Tale Heart”, “A Cask of Amontillado” and, ” The Yellow Wallpaper are told from a central narrator and is in first person view. In “A Tell Tale Heart” the main character the man is the one who is speaking and throughout the story goes back and forth with being omniscient to give insight on the focal point (In this case the old man) he tells emotions and thoughts. In “A Cask of Amontillado” the story is told in first person by Montressor to convey his actions and his reasoning for them (He believes he is right in his actions). In ” The Yellow Wallpaper” the story is told too in a first person narration to be descriptive in showing the madness the character goes through (frequently utilizing “I”) and by this we are able to get into the thoughts of the character. Both the stories ” The Tell Tale Heart” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” are similar in the use of symbolism to convey meanings and specific emotions throughout the story. An example of symbolism in “The Tell Heart” is “Time” being represented by a watch to represent the upcoming death of the old man an example of this is” a sound as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton..I gasped for breath”(pg,1130). The watch is a representation of anticipation and how the narrator took time into his own matters. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” the house and its characteristics “I’m really getting quite fond of the big room, all but that horrid paper”(pg,535). The house serves as a symbol to the woman’s madness and her being trapped which leads her madness to thinking a woman is behind the dreaded wallpaper. In Poe’s stories verbal and situational irony represent the stories because they allow the reader to understand a characters mind set and the situation within the text. In “A Tell Tale Heart “the narrator proclaims he is not crazy but we as the readers find this ironic because he tries to convince himself and ends up confessing to the old man’s death. In ” A Cask of Amontillado” Montressor convinces Fortunado and cheers to life, which he ends up trapping and taking Fortunado.