Examples Of Foreshadowing In The Cask Of Amontillado

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“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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