Amontillado Dialectical Journal

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1. The author wants the reader to have empathy or understand where he’s coming from. The author states “You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat.” He tries to justify his future crime and wants the readers to understand. The authors also want the readers to have a mutual hatred towards Fortunato.

2. The techniques the author uses to help the readers visualize the place, people, and the events taking place within the story is imagery. He goes into details about the settings, and he also describes the coldness of being underground. The author also uses foreshadowing “I shall not die of a cough” and Montresor says “true” meaning he’ll probably die from dehydration and starvation in the vault.

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The author describes the characters to make them seem like real people by using imagery to create pictures of the characters features and what they were wearing. He also gave them opinions and personalities.

4. Yes, I feel like the author wants the reader to make an emotional connection to the story because the authors talk recklessly about Fortunato so he tries to persuade the readers to feel the same way. The author makes it seems as if Fortunato is a bad guy especially because he’s trying to kill him to find out later Montressor was crazy.

5. A theme statement for “The Cask of Amontillado” is to encourage readers that revenge doesn’t get you anywhere because after it done you’ll have a strong feeling of regret. In the short story Montressor kills his friend and it wasn’t worth it at the end of the day because he started feeling

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