Mood In The Cask Of Amontillado

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“The Cask Of Amontillado” is different from many other stories. The mood is also very different from most stories. The mood in this tale is shown clearly throughout the whole story. Why does mood matter? Well, mood is the heart to every story in fact without mood a story would be “dead”. Actually, I don’t think it would be a story without mood. Fortunato is a fool and he doesn’t try to act otherwise. I can see why Montresor wants him dead the anger inside Montresor’s head is built up now it is exploding. All the anger Montresor has gained from this ‘fool’ is ridiculous it’s his time to act on the anger. Montresor expresses his anger very slowly and thoughtfully throughout the story. He does not let it go to his head that he is slowly luring Fortunato to his death in a crypt. What is this word I keep saying so much ‘anger’? Why is it called…show more content…
Man can do a lot with anger but controlling anger is extremely hard to do especially when it has built up inside your head for so long. I see Montresor as a smart man, he doesn’t just go and try to kill Fortunato like a normal ‘angry man’ would do. Montresor finds Fortunato’s weakness and acts on it (his weakness is wine). By convincing Fortunato to follow him to taste “amontillado” Montresor’s confidence rose tremendously. Fortunato is a fool because he doesn’t get what Montresor is doing. He especially doesn’t take Montresor’s ‘cues’ to leave the crypt and go home. Fortunato’s stupid self wants to taste the wine no matter how dangerous it is. I guess Fortunato didn’t deserve what Montresor did to him; I mean Fortunato is not the smartest person. Montresor was capped with anger, and probably didn’t realize what he was doing to poor Fortunato until it was all over with. The mood in the story was very clear I could’ve kept going with details about it, but if you want to get the full effect of the story you’ll have to read it
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