Cask Of Amontillado Setting Analysis

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The setting of a story can make one feel as though they are flying on a cloud or as if one is in the rain on a dreary day, the setting plays a huge role in a story for it gives you the surroundings and the time and place of when the story takes place and what is going on in a story. The settings for the Cask of Amontillado is a dreary one. So what makes this story a dark and eerie tale? This paper will the settings of the cask of Amontillado and how it has a dreary setting. While the Cask of Amontillado has a more sinister and creepy setting as we can see on page 117 “the vaults are insufferably damp” (Mays, Cask of Amontillado) sets up for a dark and dreary setting. The very beginning where the narrator says he “I must not only punish but punish with impunity” is in the first paragraph foreshadowing the events to come. Right before the story progresses the story starts off at an ally or street where we meet the…show more content…
“I had soon uncovered a quantity of building stone and mortar.” (Mays, Cask of Amontillado) this setting is setting up for the demise of one Fortunato. This setting was planned from the very beginning, this adds to the eeriness of this story for it is strange for someone to essentially bury someone alive but that also makes it frightening. The second to last setting is one that prevents Montresor to not get any satisfaction for imprisoning Fortunato, Fortunato just goes quite and accepts his fate, “But to these words I hearkened in vain for a reply, I grew impatient. I called aloud Fortunato!” (Mays, The Cask of Amontillado). As the story comes to an end, the setting changes one last time “for half a century no mortal has disturbed them” (Mays, The Cask of Amontillado) this implies that its been fifty years since this has happened and that no one had ever figured it out. This adds to the eeriness by a factor of ten, for it has so much detail for being fifty years
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