In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Edgar Allan Poe uses symbolism to build suspense. In the following scene, Montresor is leading Fortunato underground through his catacombs to supposedly have Fortunato taste his wine. Since wine is kept in tunnels, Fortunato gladly follows Montresor. They go through Monstrestor’s house, through pathways, and they come upon a good stopping point and stand on the ground. Montresor tells Fortunato to look around the surroundings.
These strategies were different types of irony, verbal, dramatic, and situational, also how Montresor leads Fortunato to the catacombs. Finally, the trowel hidden in Montresor’s coat foreshadows Fortunato’s death to come in the catacombs. All of these literary techniques show that Montresor has well thought this gothic story and murder he commits at the end of the short story. Overall, fiving the reader a sense of dark, sinister literature, that is eye opening to what really partakes in the
This can even allow the reader to possibly ‘fill in the blanks’ about the unknown character with her own fears, adding to the horror of the novel. Count Dracula’s first appearance takes place in his castle in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania when Jonathan Harker arrives to discuss a real estate transaction. When Harker arrives at the castle, he first hears Dracula approaching in an ominous manner before he actually sees the Count. “I heard a heavy step approaching behind the great door, and saw through the chinks the gleam of a coming light,” Stoker writes, “then there was the sound of rattling chains and the clanking of massive bolts drawn back. A key was turned with the loud grating noise of long disuse, and the great door swung back”.
The Cask of Amontillado, a historical fiction short story written by Edgar Allan Poe, accommodates many instances of irony. A critical moment containing dramatic irony occurs when Fortunato and Montresor are traveling in the catacombs searching for the cask. As the men make their way towards the Amontillado, Fortunato asks about the Montresor family and has to be reminded of the Montresor family arms. Montresor kindly responds and describes the arms as “a huge human foot d’or” (Poe 3).
A slow and painful death could have been avoided, if only the clues had been seen by the victim. As Montresor and Fortunato continue to make their way through the catacombs under Montresor 's house foreshadowing is built. Fortunato’s death is foreshadowed in the story when they drink wine in the cellar, when they talk about being masons, and when they get to the interior crypt. The different clues to the future show a lot throughout the short story, though much of it appears during their time drinking. As Montresor and Fortunato drink, their conversation helps to foreshadow Fortunato’s death.
This story is based on irony since the start. In the title we have the word Cask, which implies wine barrel, yet it is gotten from a similar root word used to shape casket, which means coffin, so since the title the creator discloses to us that the story is about the coffin of Amontillado. Irony, both emotional and verbal, assumes a vital part in this procedure. Emotional irony happens when the peruser turns out to be horrendously mindful of what will happen to Fortunato despite the fact that the character proceeds with his plunge into the mausoleums in quest for the Amontillado. Poe further adds to this impact by calling the character Fortunato (It is amusing that in this story a man of adversity ought to be named Fortunato), and dressing him in a trick 's ensemble since Montresor expects to make a trick of him as a major aspect of his dim
The most obvious is in “Cask Of Amontillado” when the characters are down in the catacombs. When the characters “passed through a range of low arches, descended, passed on, and descending again, arrived at a deep crypt, in which the foulness of the air caused [their] flambeaux rather to than flame” the characters begin to enter the catacombs, and do not leave for the rest of the story (Cask 4). once the characters enter the catacombs the scenery never leaves. This creates a sense of entrapment and claustrophobia. This would create fear in the reader, and a sense of death causing the Gothic element cemetery to arise ” Cask Of Amontillado”.
Sarah (Gabrielle Walsh), who is still searching about her parents, Zach Salvatore and Gail, shows up at Tripp’s office and finds Matt snooping around there too. Sarah and Matt find out that Caroline is Tripp’s next target because her name is listed in Ivy’s phone which Tripp kept locked up in his office drawer. Eventually, Matt told Sarah that she has relatives in Mystic Falls but they are vampires so she should just leave and stay as far away as possible. Damon started to miss Bonnie after Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) showed up at Elena’s dorm to inquire what happened and why Bonnie did not come back.
The detective story usually places its characters into an old house, a mansion, and the feeling of claustrophobia and mystery arises from darkness, shadows, stormy weather and light strange reflections. Atmosphere of Gothic suspense came from the threatening feeling or fear enhanced by the unknown. At times, characters did not know their ancestors and could not say where they came from (Day 1985: 123). Undoubtedly, an atmosphere of mystery and suspense is present in both kinds of productions.
In the book How to Read Literature Like a Professor, author Thomas Foster explains concepts that have been used in writing and how those can be interpreted differently. This includes vampires and ghosts and their relationship to seemingly normal people. The concept of vampires and ghosts can be found throughout the book The Scarlet Letter in the character Roger Chillingworth. It is hard to tell what his true intent is throughout the book, thus making him seem suspicious and somewhat evil. At the beginning of the book, a mysterious man arrives to Boston during Hester’s punishment on the scaffold, to find that she has committed adultery.
Winston’s torture takes place within the liminal location of the Ministry of Love: an unknown holding cell which exploits fear as a means of regulating behaviour. The novel repeatedly suggests Winston’s eventual captivity because of its persistent references to being beneath ground. In his memories he mentions the air raid shelter during the bombing of Colchester and, significantly, his disturbing sexual encounter with a prole woman takes place in her basement. Although his position within the Ministry of Love is never confirmed, these prior images of burial and suppression foreshadow not only his physical location within the prison, but also his symbolic death. Everything about his environment is artificial and tightly controlled, from the
The authors also want the readers to have a mutual hatred towards Fortunato. 2. The techniques the author uses to help the readers visualize the place, people, and the events taking place within the story is imagery. He goes into details about the settings, and he also describes the coldness of being underground. The author also uses foreshadowing “I shall not die of a cough” and Montresor says “true” meaning he’ll probably die from dehydration and starvation in the vault.
Later in the tragedy, Romeo sees Juliet dead in the mausoleum, and decides to express his love for her, then drink the poison. Once Juliet awakes from her deep sleep and sees Romeo dead, she takes her own life with a dagger. Both Juliet and Romeo’s tragic downfall could have been avoided if Romeo thought about the consequences before he murdered Tybalt. Romeo’s rash behaviors in Romeo and Juliet resulted in many negative consequences, and he consistently acted impetuously that impacted others in an unnecessary way. The actions he committed to were ideally the cause of the death for three major characters .