The Cask Of Amontillado Mood Analysis

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Mood is what draws a reader’s emotion to a story. The mood sets the scene for a story to play out on. In “ The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe there is a strong mood that drives the story. The mood is dark, angry, and mysterious. Key details and scenes help illustrate the mood. Visuals and word usage help convey the mood in the scenes where it is the strongest. The mood of “The Cask of Amontillado” has a mood that is dark and mysterious with a tone of revenge. One can see this in the quote in which the character Montresor says “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge”(3). The story is based on Montresor’s need for revenge on Fortunato. The mood can even be described as ironic because a character's name is Fortunato which means fortunate, but instead he gets murdered. The key details and wording support and strengthen the mood. Furthermore, key details such as the way Montresor acts and wording that describes a scene support …show more content…

Especially when Montresor vows revenge and when he lures Fortunato into the catacombs. In the scene where they go into the catacombs the narrator says “We 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 our flambeaux rather to glow than flame”(7). The catacombs are dark and scary, which allows the mood to be very prominent in this scene. The mood is also clearly shown in the manner in which Montresor pulls off his revenge, and when he commits murder in a way that will have no consequences for him. The story “ The Cask of Amontillado” shows the reader the mood from the beginning. The dark, revengeful mood drives the plot and Montresor. The key details and scenes strengthen the mood. While, the wording helps illustrate the scenes where the mood is the strongest. In conclusion, that is how the mood is shown and

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