Unreliable Narrator In The Cask Of Amontillado

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Poe’s Use of Unreliable Narrator in “The Cask of Amontillado” The unreliable narrator in the short story “ The Cask of Amontillado” draws the reader's attention.Edgar Allan Poe uses an unreliable narrator in “The Cask Amontillado” and his theme is revenge.Poe’s use of an unreliable narrator in his short story successfully creates a nervous effect for his readers. Poe uses an unreliable narrator by how he is very sneaky with his ways and how he wants to get back at someone for insulting him he is probably going to kill them. Fortunato is very disgusted in the way that he was insulted but now is his time for revenge. The text states, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato i had borne as best I could but when he ventured to insult, I vowed…show more content…
Poe is trying to convince him he needs to come. He played mind games on him to get him to taste this rare and special wine that is not that special. The reader might be convinced he is letting him taste wine but don’t be fooled. He is taking him into a damp room but he has a cough. ''The Cask of Amontillado'' is also a superb early example of the unreliable narrator at work. Having drawn us into Montresor's paranoia with his very first sentence, Poe will not let us escape. Like poor Fortunato, we too are walled up in a suffocating structure from which only death -- or the end of the story -- can release us. Until that moment we are imprisoned in a logic that is entirely sound, but for the fact that it's erected on a false premise(Mcgrath). Poe is a person who you probably do not want to mess with because it seems as if he has the ability to ruin you. You the reader will make a very good decision by not making poe mad and not being rude or criticising him The unreliable narrator in the short story “ The Cask of Amontillado” draws the reader's attention.Edgar Allan Poe uses an unreliable narrator in “The Cask Amontillado” and his theme is revenge. All in all poe used unreliable narrator by telling only his side of the story and only telling what he wants people to know. Poe purposely did this on this day because it was a good time and it was not going to be noticeable to
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