Examples Of Verbal Irony In The Cask Of Amontillado

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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. When Montresor tricks Fortunato into coming into the vaults with him it gets the reader on the edge of their seat wondering how Montresor will get his revenge. Poe leaves readers wondering what will happen until the climax comes and Montresor traps Fortunato in the wall of the vault for all eternity.…show more content…
we will go back your health is precious.. You will be ill and I cannot be responsible” that’s an example of verbal irony because Montresor doesn’t really feel that Fortunato’s health is precious and plans to harm him, he knew that Fortunato would do anything for amontillado and wouldn’t go back no matter what. Fortunato says “I drink to the buried that repose around us” (86) and he ends up being one of the bodies buried in the vault, right after Montresor drinks to Fortunato’s long life which is ironic because he intends on killing him in the
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