The theme is made clear in this story from opening line. “The thousand injures of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge”(739). Montresor and Fortunato have a lengthy history, then an insult that goes too far enrages Montresor and he vows revenge. Montresor states, “I must not only punish, but punish with impunity” (739), implying that his revenge must be permanent, well thought out and Fortunato must feel the wrath from
Who is a better person? Fortunato or Montresor? In the story “Cask of Amontillado” by, Edgar Allan Poe is a story that tells about how Montresor was out to get Fortunato, because Fortunato insulted him. Fortunato was a person who liked to drink a lot of wine, because he thought he knew so much about it. Fortunato makes himself an easy target because of his rudeness, the problem he has with wine, and he is very determined to taste the Amontillado.
As said in the short story Fortunato insults Montresor in the past: “THE thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge” (Poe ). Due to Fortunato’s insults and his past injuries that he dealt to Montresor, Montresor plans his revenge and waits it out for the perfect time. As soon as the insult reaches Montresor’s ears his revenge is already placed in stone: “At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitely, settled” (Poe ). His reaction to Fortunato’s insult compels him to end their relationship and plot out his vengeance. Montresor’s revenge might be overdue as it is revealed that Fortunato has wronged Montresor more than once.
Both these stories show that pride can cause a lot of damage, for it is a great sin. Edgar Allan Poe’s stories have been fascinating people for over a century with their allegorical themes and thrilling plots. Two well written works, “The Cask of Amontillado” and “Hop-Frog,” show the dangers of pridefulness and how it can cause one to do terrible things. In the two stories, Poe illustrates characters that are Fools and some that are monsters and their acts of revenge for the deadly sin that is
The story may seem simple at first, but Edgar Allen Poe littered it with ironies. Poe used both verbal and dramatic ironies. The ironies show a deeper meaning in everything Montresor says and in his actions. The first type of irony in the story, “The Cask of Amontillado”, is verbal irony. The first thing Montresor says to Fortunato is ironic.
In “The Cask of Amontillado”, Montresor’s motive is told in the opening paragraph. In the first sentence it states “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge”. His motive for wishing revenge upon the antagonist arises from an insult Fortunato had done to him. Fortunato was motivated by his pursuit for the Amontillado, which eventually became his downfall. In “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”, the various characters have similar motivations.
All he could think about was the amazing Amontillado. Montresor traps Fortunato and feels guilty. Fortunato started saying how he has a family and places to go back
Irony Essay: The Cask of Amontillado Irony can bring a lot to the big table of the essence of a story. In “The Cask of Amontillado”, the work of classic American author Edgar Allan Poe, irony is being used to further express the dark essence of the story being told. It is a story of a man named Montressor, who holds a murderous grudge against a renowned connoisseur of fine wine that he calls his friend. The story explains the progress of Montresor's plan to kill or punish Fortunato.
Poe’s message is expressed through the employment of situational irony and indirect characterization. One way Poe employs the message that when people are foolish and prideful, negative repercussions can occur is through the use of situational irony. Montresor wants revenge against Fortunato, but he ironically tries to “prevent” Fortunato from going to his
The Irony of ‘The Cask of Amontillado’ ‘The Cask of Amontillado’(Poe, 173) is a revenge story that involves two men named Fortunato and Montresor. Our main antagonist is Montresor, who fools and triumphs over the drunken prideful fool Fortunato. Edgar Allen Poe uses irony in a setting and action to foreshadow the demise of Fortunato. He uses a lot of foreshadowing along with verbal irony, dramatic irony, and situational irony to show Fortunato’s misfortunes which eventually lead to his death.
In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, Montresor is shown as sly, sadistic, and irrational. Montresor is shown to be sly in the story when he uses Fortunato’ s weaknesses to trick him into his own death. Montresor said, “ I have received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts.” (Poe 374). This quote shows that Montresor is sly because during this part, he is drawing Fortunato in because he knows that his favorite thing to do is drink so he wouldn’t be able to resist the temptation of tasting the Amontillado.
NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) is one of the most watched programs on television where people are ripping at each other to compete for money. People around the world seem to enjoy violence. Writer’s use violence in their pieces to draw outsiders in because there is a common interest, which is violence in this case. The principal characters in the short story’s “Thank you, M’am”, “Harrison Bergeron”, and “The Cask of Amontillado” show a universal flaw. Violence is common in the personalities of the leading characters in these short stories.
Human behavior will determine the success of our world. Humans can destroy themselves if they are malicious like shown in the short stories The Cask of Amontillado, The Veldt, and The Lottery. Human nature is slowly decreasing in value in the world. Characters in those short stories prove to be the wrong answer to healing the wounds of the world today, like the injustice, and overall ignorance the world carries on its back. Although humans can be kind and selfless people, sacrificing loved ones, hurting innocent bystanders, and plotting revenge can reveal the dark side of human nature.
“The Cask of Amontillado,” written by Edgar Allen Poe, has a very suspenseful mood and it is portrayed with various key details. Some scenes that prove suspense is the theme are, when Montresor explains to the reader that he is seeking revenge on Fortunato, when Montresor captured Fortunato, as well as, when Fortunato sobers up while chained to the rock. In the first sentence of this passage, Poe writes this, “...I had borne as best I could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.” What did Fortunato do to make Montresor so mad, what is Montresor going to do to Fortunato--these are only two of the many questions that the reader inquiries. This creates suspense because it hooks the reader and makes the reader want to continue reading.
In “Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, both narrators commit murder with different strategies. Though both narrators successfully committed murder, only one of the narrators got caught. The narrator in “Tell-Tale Heart” fails to be an effective murderer; while the narrator in “The Cask of Amontillado” displays that he is a good murderer. The narrator, Montresor, shows an excellent job on how to be a good murderer.