“For the love of God, Montresor!"(Poe 5). The title of this story is The Cask of Amontillado and it was written by Edgar Allan Poe; this short story is in the horror fiction genre. A little bit about this book is that a man named Montresor is insulted by his acquaintance, named Fortunato, and he plans to get revenge on Fortunato by killing him. Throughout the whole story, Montresor persuades Fortunato to go into his cave system where he will be able to trick him. Montresor carefully plans out what, when, and how he will strike at Fortunato and the results are deadly... When all of these factors come into place it is a key to creating suspense and irony in the literature world. The theme of this powerful story is revenge and it is shown through …show more content…
The title quickly draws attention that the story involves the death of a person. Another very important use of foreshadowing is in the first sentence in “The Cask of Amontillado.” Poe starts the story off with Montresor stating, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge”.(Poe 1) This statement was signifying the last time Montresor was going to take Fortunato’s insults. In the statement, Montresor vows revenge on Fortunato for all of the hurt he has caused him. This example foreshadows the death of Fortunato as Montresor states that he is fed up with the insults. Foreshadowing Fortunato’s death gives us an early view of Fortunato’s misfortune. Just like earlier, it was said that “You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy, as once I was. You are a man to be missed. For me it is no matter. We will go back; you will be ill, and I cannot be responsible. Besides, there is Luchesi—" "Enough," he said; "the cough is a mere nothing; it will not kill me. I shall not die of a cough." (Poe 2) This gave the reader the ability to foreshadow Fortunato’s death. If Fortunato had just listened to Montresor then all of …show more content…
“The vaults are insufferably damp. They are encrusted with nitre.”(Poe 2) This text is showing the conditions in the vault and how poor they were. This should have been the first indication that it was not safe for Fortunato down there. “He had on a tight-fitting parti-striped dress, and his head was surmounted by the conical cap and bells.”(Poe 1) Here Poe is describing Fortunato's looks to let the readers better understand what the setting is. Without this use of imagery, readers would have a much more difficult time knowing the details of what was going
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When the narrator says science Fortunato has a cough he will ask someone else to do it Fortunto insisted that the other guy was no good and he is the only one that would be able to accurately try the wine. Even though Fortunato is ill he insists on going with the narrator in his travels to the vaults. The narrator says to Fortunato, “ Come. We will go back; your health is precious. You are rich, admired, beloved, you are happy as once I was.
When it comes to writting performance, Poe is so graceful with his purpose from sentence to sentence. Poe starts his story in a strange way because readers do not know exactly about Fortunato ’s personaily, he insults Montresor whether seriously or not which enables him to receive severe revenge and the result of Fortunato is seemingly predicted : “ A wrong is unredressed....who has done the wrong” (1). In addition, every single detail contains many implications of irony. The name of the victim, Fortunato, means “ the fortunate one”.
Authors put a lot of effort into their work, but do things like foreshadowing hint at what is coming next in the story? Foreshadowing is a widely known literary device used in all sorts of literature, adding little things that may hint a future outcome. The Cask of Amontillado, by Edgar Allen Poe, and Scarlet Ibis, by James Hurst, are two of the many short stories that have a lot of foreshadowing, but are presented in different ways. In both of these stories, most of the foreshadowing shows off death, so the authors used a more grim style. The reason why these two short stories were chosen, though, was because of how the writers applied the technique into the plot.
Montresor’s phony affection towards Fortunato gave Fortunato a false sense of security as he followed Montresor farther into the catacombs. This fake affection is first shown when Montresor tells Fortunato about the conditions of the vaults. Montresor states, “My friend, no. I will not impose upon your good nature... the vaults are insufferably damp.”
He is motivated to go into the cellar because he is worried that if he doesn’t get to do it then Luchesi will. He starts to cough from allergies but instead of leaving or going another time he continues to go down into the cellar because he is excited about the Amontillado. He walks the whole way and never realizes that he is about to become a victim of revenge. Although he sees some warning signs he moves on. By the end of the short story Fortunato is trapped and a wall is built around him keeping him stuck in the cellar forever.
The Cask of Amontillado “The Cask of Amontillado” is a short story in which the narrator, also known as Montresor vows revenge on a man named Fortunato. The reason is revealed to the reader as “injuries and insults.” The author Edgar Allen Poe, illuminates the theme of betrayal through friendship, death, and deception. One way the author portrays the theme of betrayal is through friendship. The narrator, Montresor proposes that he was once friends with Fortunato.
“The Cask of Amontillado” is one of Edgar’s Allen Poe best short narratives with its vengeful characters and eerie and horror-filled atmosphere. The story was published in 1847, to later be known as a classical tale of revenge. Both Fortunato and Montresor were the protagonist and antagonist that kept his short narrative alive and suspenseful to the audience. What also kept his story full of life was what happened to between these characters that made this story revengeful. Though what is revenge?
He is the only person who thinks that Amontillado does exist in the vaults. Fortunato refers to Montresor as his friend in the story as well. He also toast man people buried in the catacombs, but he does not know that he will become one of them in a few moments. Dramatic irony is used heavily throughout the story, and creates more interesting, humorous effects. Fortunato has asked Montresor whether he is of the “brotherhood” or the masons.
The quote shows the author's details create a shocking mood in the readers because he describes a detailed image the helps the reader envision what is going on. This action takes the audience by surprise because they know Montresor is getting revenge, but they aren’t told what it will be so they are as clueless as Fortunato. Montresor threw a torch in the niche where he tied Fortunato up and he finished closing up the wall, killing a man who considered him a friend. “I thrust a torch to the remaining aperture and let it fall within… I force the last stone into position; I plastered it up.” (pg7)
‘But let us proceed to the Amontillado’” (Poe, 239). Though a place like the catacombs would seem creepy for any normal person, Fortunato is not aware of anything suspicious. Then, the last jingle of the bells symbolizes how the life of Fortunato left from him. “There came forth in return only a jingling of the bells” (Poe, 240).
He continues by saying that he fears the damp vault is insufferable for Fortunato. Fortunato replies that the cold was merely nothing, and he goes on the say that Luchresi could never distinguish the wine from any other. This ensures that Fortunato is willing to go to the faults, and easily falls for Montresor’s 2nd step in his plan.
Everybody will eventually want revenge on an old friend or just someone they know. Montressor, similar to many people in the world, wants revenge on one of his old friends, Fortunato. The story opens with, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (Poe 212). In this statement, Montressor tells the reader what the cause of his revenge against Fortunato is. “The Cask of Amontillado”, written by Edgar Allen Poe, tells the story of how Montressor brings Fortunato into the catacombs to bury him alive.
Poe uses Fortunato’s lack of knowledge in the situation at hand to create dramatic irony. Fortunato believes that he is going into the catacombs to drink a fine wine called ‘Amontillado’. He does not know about Montresor’s plan to trap him in the catacombs. The reader knows about Montresor’s true
The first-person point-of-view found in Poe’s "The Cask of Amontillado" is essential in creating the central theme of the story. This style of narration is also important in this particular story, because when a murderous protagonist, Montresor, is allowed to tell the story from his own perspective, the reader obtains a disconcerting look into his mental composure from the initial conjuring of his plan to the end result. The style of narration develops the unsettling tone of the story by allowing the reader to become personally acquainted with the thoughts and intentions of the protagonist. The first person point of view allows certain ironies to become evident, and furthermore, “The Cask of Amontillado” would not have been as psychologically powerful were