Dramatic Irony In The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allen Poe

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In short stories, authors tend to create a suspicious mood by leaving out some information and making themselves seem unreliable. The use of dramatic irony by authors is purposeful to make them seem like unreliable narrators and lead to the reader questioning the outcome of the story. This is highly prevalent in the short story, “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe. The story takes place in Italy, amid the carnival, and tells the story of Montresor, who looks for revenge on Fortunato, an individual aristocrat who has caused harm to him before. Montresor then lures him into the catacomb and murders him. In the story, Poe’s use of irony develops a skeptical mood in the reader. Throughout the narrative, the narrator presents indications
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