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Cask Of Amontillado Analysis

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The author Edgar Allen Poe was born in 1809, he is a well-known and spoken author, known for the portrayal of gothic and morbid writing techniques. Understanding the world view and living conditions Edgar Allan Poe experiences while writing the Cask of Amontillado, helps with the readers appreciation and understanding of the writing. According to, Biography.com, Poe had a hard life of trials but found joy in his writings also making most of his stories about personal life situations and hardships. Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “A Cask of Amontillado,” portrays foreshadowing through irony, Montresor leading Fortunato to the catacombs, and the trowel that Montresor kept in his coat. The first literary technique that Poe utilizes in, “A Cask of Amontillado” to portray foreshadowing is irony. One way irony portrays foreshadowing is through the verbal irony Montresor. Montresor demonstrates verbal irony multiple times throughout the short story by saying verbal ques such as, “ My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met” (236). Also, Montresor comments, “ I continued, as was my wont, to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation” (236). In addition, the word “immolation” means to sacrifice something highly valued. Acknowledging, that Montresor plans to harm Fortunato in some way, proves the…show more content…
These strategies were different types of irony, verbal, dramatic, and situational, also how Montresor leads Fortunato to the catacombs. Finally, the trowel hidden in Montresor’s coat foreshadows Fortunato’s death to come in the catacombs. All of these literary techniques show that Montresor has well thought this gothic story and murder he commits at the end of the short story. Overall, fiving the reader a sense of dark, sinister literature, that is eye opening to what really partakes in the
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