The Cask Of Amontillado Symbols Analysis

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After reading The Cask of Amontillado by Allen Poe I notice there are three types of symbols: Wine, Clothing, and Character Names. I think it ironic how Fortunato uses symbols to get back Montresor’s I choose the wine as my subject to talk about in this story to represent the conflict and non-conflict for both parties. Montresor wins his affairs with Fortunato by knowing his weakness for wine. Fortunato becomes Montresor’s friend by telling him the best type of wine that he have in a casket ready to be open. Rather does he knows he is about to meet his fate. Fortunato test his plans to see how much he gained his trust by seeing if he will go through a cemetery to get to what he wants. Second, Clothing is to talk about accordingly in the story…show more content…
For example “putting on a mask of black silk, and drawing a roquelaure closely about my person, I suffered him to hurry me to my palazzo” (237). Montresor’s put this on before going into the catacomb in terms meaning to his death. Finally, I chose the Character Names as symbol because they have a great deal of meaning. Fortunato name holds a lot of power to the meaning of the story. Allen Poe chose the name Fortunato’s name while it is symbolic through the meaning of “The Fortunate one”. Fortunato meet a great deal of an unfortunate fate as he slowly led to his death to die and humiliating death. Also, Montresor’s name is symbols due to the meaning “to show fate.” However, he mentions how he vows revenge on Fortunato. Montresor’s said “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (237). All in All Allen Poe uses a great deal of symbol I had only chosen three symbols. Even though he had more than three I felt that the wine, the clothing, and the character names played a big role in the story. If you would have knew what the meaning of the wine, clothing, and character name’s you would have to predict the story without
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