The Cask Of Amontillado Symbolism Essay

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Ivanna Rodriguez
Ms. Laterza
Unit 2 Activity
13 November 2016
The Cask of Amontillado
In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe is about how the narrator, Montresor, wants to get revenge on Fortunato. Montresor sets him up to thinking that he has expensive wine called the “Amontillado”, and so Montresor gets Fortunato while he was drunk and leads him to the catacombs while getting Fortunato drunker the deeper they both go in. Once Montresor takes him all the way to the bottom of the catacomb, he finally gets his revenge by killing him. There is an extreme contrast between freedom and commitment, and the Montresor coat of arms really stands out. To start off with the theme, there is a major contrast between freedom and commitment in “ The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe. As for Montresor to
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We find out that the coat of arms is fabricated by the quote “Nemo me impune lacessit.”, which means “no one attacks me with impunity”. It is clear that Montresor’s fantasy of what he wants to happen, and yet another hint that Fortunato doesn’t get. And what is the most significant about the arms is the color “Azure”. It is mentioned in the story that doesn’t involve death or darkness. Azure means “sky blue” and sky mostly represents freedom, especially in contrast with atmosphere in the catacombs. In conclusion, the theme was that there was an extreme contrast between freedom and commitment in “The Cask of Amontillado”. And for symbolism, the Montresor coat of arms had a great impact throughout the whole story and as well as the theme in general. Readers can agree that the theme and symbolism both have some sort of freedom connected to the story itself. Montresor finally got his freedom by getting his revenge on Fortunato. Montresor had to get his freedom by killing Fortunato so he could obviously be
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