The Cask Of Amontillado Analysis Essay

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Have you ever been insulted or judged by someone for something you did or the way you represent yourself to society? In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, it talks about two friends Montresor and Fortunato, whose fates are determined by murder and revenge. Montresor planned to seek revenge on his friend for the insults he has committed despite Fortunato who isn’t aware of Montresor anger. The author of “The Cask of Amontillado” used symbolism and imagery to describe the theme of revenge. In the beginning of the short story, Montresor defines revenge on his friend Fortunato for believing he has insulted him. Montresor has become angry that his friend is taking advantage of him and overlooking at him like a fool,…show more content…
Imagery play very strong in “The Cask of Amontillado” because you can visualize on how Montresor planned his avenge on his friend Fortunato. For example, when Montresor take Fortunato to the stone vault where his family was buried, it said “we could see the bones of the dead lying in large piles along the wells. The stones of the walls were wet and cold.” When the author describes the place where Montresor take his friend you can picture in your mind and say why would someone take their friend to place like that. It makes the scene more scary and creepy because Montresor took his friend to place where his family lived and die. Another example, when the author showed imagery is when Fortunato is screaming in pain, where he is tie against the walls. In “The Cask of Amontillado” it said, “A succession loud and shrill screams bursting suddenly from the throat of the chained Fortunato.” When the author tells this, you can visualize how Fortunato was screaming for his life to let him go and being tortured. Montresor chains Fortunato against the walls and start burying him alive. Just because Montresor felt insulted he planned to murder his friend. As a result, he got what he wanted, revenge all due to a
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