Anger leads to revenge, but sometimes revenge can lead to death. The reason for this anger is because Fortunato insulted Montresor, so he decided to kill him for revenge. Several events unfolds his plan like venom that slowly leads to death. In the short story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” by Edgar Allan Poe, he builds suspense which slowly develops the theme of revenge and reveals the mood of creepiness.
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.
Unfortunate Fate in “The Cask of Amontillado” From the beginning of the of the story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator, Montresor, opens the story stating that the “thousand injuries” and irreparable insult caused by Fortunato won’t stay unpunished, and he seeks for revenge (Poe 467). Poe creates a sense of terror while he guides the audience to the unexpected revenge. The terror that Poe creates in the audience is only successful due to the use of literary elements. The use of symbolism, foreshadowing, and irony are essential to build the suspense that guides the reader throughout the story to a tragic ending.
The significance between Ray Bradbury and Edgar Allan Poe could range from their forms of literature. For instance “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe and “Chrysalis” by Ray Bradbury. They are two different stories with very little in common. Of course, with that being said Poe and Bradbury do have some common ground when writing horror, but both have their own way of telling it. Even a genre such as horror is viewed in many different ways.
Edgar Allen Poe wrote many great stories in his lifetime including “The Cask of Amontillado” which is a suspenseful story about a man named Montresor getting revenge on a jester named Fortunato for insulting him and ruining his family name. Montresor got revenge by leading Fortunato to his family catacombs and trapping him in the wall for all eternity, by using suspense, verbal irony and foreshadowing Poe brought us to this climactic point in the story. In the “Cask of Amontillado” Poe tells a story about a man, Montresor, getting revenge on the one who tarnished his family name, Fortunato. Poe starts off the story with a monologue from Montresor talking about how he will get revenge on Fortunato for insulting him Montresor said “at length I will be avenged” (83) showing Montresor plans to get his revenge no matter what.
The Cask of Amontillado vs the Masque of The Red Death Who would have thought that “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Masque of the Red Death” had so many similarities throughout? A small amount distinguishable features are very much present, as well. They seem to both be trying to subtly get the same point across. As the stories progressed, many points were touched upon in similar ways.
Edgar Allan Poe’s style of writing has changed the way of modern writing. From syntax to imagery Poe uses astonishing literary techniques to captivate the audience in creepy, dark stories and poems. Edgar Allan Poe had a somewhat depressing childhood, his parents were killed when he was only at the age of three years old. John Allan fostered him but he was never legally adopted. Poe started writing before and continued to write after he enlisted in the army.
In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” the author utilizes the literacy elements of dialogue, setting and characterization to illustrate the irony of Fortunato’s demise. One way Poe’s short story uses literacy elements to illustrate the irony of Fortunato’s demise is by using the irony of dialogue. In the upcoming quote, Montresor just opened up a bottle of wine in the catacombs and Fortunato and him are making a toast. “I drink… to the buried that repose around us.” (Poe 211).
Montresor begins his story by expressing his excitement over the future events that would culminate in Fortunato’s death. When he sees Fortunato one day during carnival season, he is so overcome with excitement that he says, “I was so pleased to see him, that I thought I never should have done wringing his hand” (1). Montresor reveals his true conscience by showcasing his enthusiasm for Fortunato’s future demise; in doing so, he shows that he is incapable of compassion and has no guilt. Because of his inability to feel guilty over what is to come, Montresor’s confession of the crime has no remorse. It lacks the grief associated with remorse and is more of a brag.
In Edgar Allan Poe 's short story "The Cask of Amontillado", there is a man named Montresor who has a house with catacombs under it where he lures his victims and does whatever he wishes with them. One night, Fortunato was intoxicated at the carnival and he met a man by the name of Montresor, him and Montresor started joking around with each other and Fortunato had insulted Montresor 's family name. Montresor brings Fortunato back to his house and they start drinking wine. "I bought the best I could find and wine , I thought wine would give me my revenge (Poe). " First, I think Montresor is trying to get revenge on Fortunato by getting him drunk for insulting him.