What Is Foreshadowing In The Cask Of Amontillado

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Foreshadowing is a dramatic device in which an important plot point in mentioned early in the story to return to later in a more specific way. In simple words, foreshadowing just means you give the reader hints of what will come later in the story. In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” the foreshadowing is that though he may not die of a cough, he will die of something else. An example of foreshadowing is when Montresor shows Fortunato the family picture/motto of a foot stepping on a snake and the snake biting the ankle which signifies that basically if anyone insults him he will get back like Montresor is the foot and Fortunato is the snake or vice versa. The narrator starts by telling us, the readers, the character plans, part of it

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