The Cask Of Amontillado: A Literary Analysis

Good Essays
Science and studies have shown that on this planet, human is the only species that’s really not afraid of horror. While, others species run away from a horror act or scene, human with their curiosity, actually want to see and run toward it. There is something about horror, which makes a person draws into it, craves it, and always try to find new ways that can satisfied his or her need of “horror addiction”. That is the reason why authors and movie creators continuously try to come up with the new ideas to improve their product so it can satisfied their viewers. There’re many different categories of horror: supernatural acts, spiritual (ghost), monsters, aliens…etc. Among those categories, two of most popular of horror are the Joyce Carol Oates…show more content…
In this story, the author uses “murderer” and “killing” for most parts of the story to demonstrate the level of anger of the character. Unlike demon/ supernatural, murderer/ killing uses graphic details and example to creates and bring out the fear in the viewers. In the story, Allan Poe tells all the little details of how Montresor buried Fortunato alive. Even that it isn’t an instant death, the details that described the process of the murder make one imagine that he or she is physically there, witness the murder act. So because of that it gives the viewers a cold and creepy feeling because this murder act goes against his/her humanity “A moment more and I had fettered him to the granite…He was too much astounded to resist. Withdrawing the key I stepped back from the recess.”, “No answer still. I thrust a torch through the remaining aperture and let it fall within. There came forth in return only a jingling of the bells. My heart grew sick; it was the dampness of the catacombs that made it so. I hastened to make an end of my labour. I forced the last stone into its position; I plastered it up. Against the new masonry I re-erected the old rampart of bones.” Different types of horror bring a different perspective and different reaction on the viewers. One cannot say which one is the best or better because each horror brings a different flavor that can be add to the table. Murderer/ killing makes one imagine and put he or she in either the murder or the victim show. While, with the horror like supernatural/ demon, one always wonder where or when the demon is going to show up, or what’s it look
Get Access