Because they both had small parts they barely managed to make a living. Turning the man into a fearing individual, focusing on how he can only depend on himself for support this night because no one else will come to his aid.
Allan was the only mother figure Poe had ever had a real relationship with. He tells his plan step by step of how he commits this dexterous murder.
To the reader, the antagonist, Montresor, whom is narrating the story, seems friendly to Fortunato. Yet the deception is this: his knack for writing these poems that contain his praisable exertion of relatable circumstances, are a shameful thing. The side by side comparison of the first and last stanza of the poem demonstrate the contrast in rhythm and tone and theme.
Poemuseum After his falling out with John, Poe released another volume of poetry.