This is ironic because his health is not precious to Montresor because he is going to kill Fortunato and doesn't care about his well being. The last example of verbal irony is right after Fortunato dies, Montressor says, “Rest in peace.” (292). He did not really wish for him to rest peacefully. Verbal irony is used in various ways to hide what will happen next in the story. Situational is the next type of irony used in this story, to create suspense.
We never fully learn what he has done but we can get a feel of something he did because of how bad Montresor wants revenge. All this time we here what Montresor is thinking and saying but not Fortunato, we know nothing of what he is thinking or even going through. There is much sympathy for a man being punished that we do not know what for. All Edgar Poe lets us know is that Montresor never lets Fortunato what he is mad at him for, and what he knows is that he was at the carnival with his good friend. For Fotunato he is a wine expert attending the Carnival with his friend Montresor and partied in the streets.
INTRO Edgar Allan Poe is known to be one of the best gothic writers to this day, but his crippling obsession with death can be slightly overbearing. He uses various literary elements throughout his works, including blood imagery and symbolism, to properly display the common theme of death across his stories, but his most important one is his use of unreliable narrators. By using the unreliable narrator Poe can make readers question everything that is written on the pages. Two well known stories of his that use unreliable narrators are The Black Cat and The Tell Tale Heart. The story of The Black Cat begins with the narrator sitting in a prison cell telling the reader that he isn’t mad.
Edgar Allen Poe has produced countless pieces of literature, his use of odd narrators to tell the most bizarre stories are unparalleled. Edgar Allen Poe is most well-known for somber tales and horror short stories. Some of his stories are alike in many aspects and complement each other very well. The narrators of "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Black Cat" both display inhumane acts to persons and animals through horrific acts. In "The Cask of Amontillado", Montresor is the character who tells the tale.
The cat was friendly to the narrator and vice versa. The narrator asked to purchase him yet the landlord had no knowledge of this cat's existence. The reason for this could be that the cat waited to appear only until the narrator came along, possibly as a reincarnation of Pluto. Reincarnation of Pluto becomes a very possible theory, not only for the fact that Pluto is the god of the dead; but on the next morning the new black cat has lost one of its eyes, just like Pluto did. This in turn causes the narrator to hate the cat and lose his composure once again.
Fortunato is a fun loving character who is able to live life almost carefreely. However, Fortunato is also full of ignorance in regards to his current position with Montresor, especially when he is drunk. Due to his persistent ignorance and pride, Fortunato fails to see any danger or harm that he faces; instead, he only sees the hope of tasting a rare wine despite the obvious signs to the contrary. He misses his chances to turn back and his chances to escape, instead, Fortunato invests himself fully in the venture. By the time he realizes his ignorance, Fortunato finds himself chained to a wall while another one is being built in front of him.
Fortunato is a member of a secret organization and uses the trowel in his coat to symbolize that, and he notes that Montresor does not recognize the organization when he mentions it. So, when Montresor pulls a trowel from his coat as well, Fortunato is confused. Little does he know, the trowel will be used to literally seal his fate. The catacombs: The catacombs in “The Cask of Amontillado represent Montresor leading Fortunato down a dark and cold path to death, symbolically and literally. Fortunato’s name: Fortunato’s name is a symbol for his wealth.
Like mentioned earlier the couch of Fortunato is also an example of dramatic irony because Fortunato thinks he will live on and that the couch won’t kill him but the reader has been informed by Montresor that he will get his revenge on him by killing him and Fortunato does not expect anything like that from Montresor. The trowel that was thought of Fortunato as a joke because he stated “you jest” and this is also an example of dramatic irony. The irony is that while he thinks it’s a joke in reality Montresor is showing him the tool that will lead to his death. While Fortunato was laughing at the trowel Montresor knew that he would you that tool to finish his
Due to alcohol, he makes bad choices, He kills Pluto the black cat, and his wife because he thinks Pluto is the reason he has bad luck, but the alcohol is the reason why he's killing people. The somber life the narrator has is bad he is killing all the people due to alcohol.In “ The Black Cat,” Edgar Allan Poe uses symbolism, foreshadowing, and irony to represent death. The wife of the narrator, as well as Pluto, the owner’s cat, are killed in the story. After the narrator kills Pluto,he feels another cat pressing on his heart. “ by saying.“ dreams and feelings him sitting next to my face his heavy body pressing down on my heart” Its symbolic because it's representing the cat after the narrator killed pluto.
Montresor ponders his act of revenge and with it, his plans for the murder of an acquaintance named Fortunato. Fortunato means “the fortunate one,” his reference in the first sentence the beginning of Poe’s unrivaled skill at macabre humor and twists in the mind of someone willing to commit murder. In this case, the murderer lures the reader in as Montresor makes clear his retribution will be carried out on the basis of an insult. Going into the Montresor family sepulcher, Montresor continues to hand Fortunato different wines in preperation for the legendary Amontillado. Therefore, Fortunato ends up plainly inebriated, and his monitor drops.