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Suspense In The Cask Of The Amontillado

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“Behind the wall” Suspense is used to bring fear Into a person's mind. In Edgar Allen Poe’s exciting story “The Cask of the Amontillado”, He creates a dark and suspenseful mood. Montresor has been plotting revenge on Fortunato, and the suspenseful mood lead Montresor to force the last stone into position and listen to the wails of Fortunato “low moaning cries”. From the beginning Poe used Montresor to create a suspenseful theme that leads another man locked behind a wall for eternity. The Suspenseful tone is seen through the word of Montresor. Montresor has had enough from Fortunato “For he had hurt me (Montresor) and a thousand times and had I suffered quietly”(3). He has put up with Fortunato for far too long and will be ending it . He is determined to teach Fortunato a lesson and holds a lot of ill will towards him for “I would make him pay for this -- I would have revenge(3)”.This is and man who is willing to go as far as it takes with this payment of his. For Montresor he is diligent In this plan for making Fortunato pay, for he Is the snake biting a man but with this biting he doesn't want to get bit back “I must not…show more content…
Montresor uses an advantage to get Fortunato, For this advantage Is his “connoisseurship in wine”, He used his interest in leading to the opening act of his vengeance. He uses a mans ego to be sure Fortunato comes with him. “As you are engaged I am on my way to Luchresi -- If anyone has a critical turn it is he”(4). this Is bound to make Fortunato come with him and so he did. For no person should witness Montresor God for saken plan he makes sure no one is home and in view when he gets back, “There are no attendants -- I had told them that I should not return until the morning and have given them explicit rules not to stir from the house” but with these rules they left which was Montresor intention because when giving rules we do not
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