Examples Of Foreshadowing In The Cask Of Amontillado

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Maggie Bowers English Yellow Ms. Mackin 5 November 2015 Connecting the Dots The mood is conveyed to the reader through the narrator and there feelings. A feeling of suspense occurs in “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe. Montresor has held a grudge against Fortunato for probably quite some time now. In the beginning of the story Montresor says, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne the best I could; but when he ventured upon insult; I vowed revenge”. Montresor wants revenge on Fortunato for what he may or may not have done. He uses foreshadowing in the very first sentence to make the readers mysteriously intrigued. Montresor explains to us that he vows revenge against Fortunato no matter what he has to do. He uses the irony of the story to set the mood. The mood is a temporary state of mind or feeling. Poe uses foreshadowing and irony throughout the story.…show more content…
In the short story it is ironic that the victims name is Fortunato and he is meant with an unfortunate task. Verbal irony is shown all throughout the story but one major issue is when Montressor says, “Your health is precious...You are a man to be missed”. His health is precious but he is leading him to his death! All three forms of irony are shown in the short story. Situational irony is shown when the nonexistent cask of Amontillado turns out to be a casket for Fortunato. Lastly it is also ironic that Fortunato dresses up as the fool but he’s not playing the act, he really is
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