A Comparison and Contrast of Conflict in
Oedipus Rex and “The Cask of Amontillado”
A Comparison of Oedipus Rex and “The Cask of Amontillado”
The literary works Oedipus Rex and “The Cask of Amontillado” by Sophocles and Edgar Allan Poe, respectively, exhibit many fine traits of literary devices. Chief among these devices is the use of conflict. Each of these tales takes the concept of conflict in literature and utilizes this device to create tension and irony. Each plot is unique its own way, and this uniqueness allows the authors to craft a story or drama in which the conflict lures the reader in, and builds a climax which resolves the conflict. Although conflict is a key feature in these two literary works, each author’s use of conflict differs from the other in many ways.