Catacombs Essays

  • Informative Speech On The Catacombs

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    history of the Catacombs, scary myths and legends about the underground labyrinth, and the extent of its existence today. II. Body Paragraph 1: History/Creation Transition: Come no further! You are entering the Empire of the Dead. a. This sign is displayed at the entrance to the Ossuary, a burial room located deep in the catacombs. The catacombs are home to nearly seven million corpses,

  • The Catacombs Research Paper

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    visitors can see the table of death where bones are arranged in a display dating back to high roman taste. This underground burial place is called The Catacombs. In eighteenth and mid nineteenth centuries graveyards where being closed down because of Public Health Issues and the remains of the people were taken to The Catacombs. Inside The Catacombs are some dead historical figures in there because bones from the churches

  • The Catacombs In The Cask Of Amontillado

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    The author, Edgar Allan Poe, uses the catacombs settings to build suspense in The Cask of Amontillado. As the main character and Fortunato proceed through the catacombs, the narrator tells the reader, “We had passed through walls of piled bones, with casks and puncheons intermingling, into the inmost recesses of the catacombs” (6). The author uses the creepy setting of many dead bodies all over the catacombs in order to keep the reader interested on the story. Because the cavern is so dark, it adds

  • The New Catacomb Mood

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    The book The New Catacomb, by Arthur Conan Doyle, is a form of Gothic literature due to many reasons, including the use of words by the author, the mood of the story, and the actions of the characters. There are many different times old-style english words and wordplay were used in the story, which is a very big aspect of Gothic writing. Words like, “Amphorae” and “ Arduous” and wordplay such as, “Painfully, slowly, and doggedly, with extraordinary tenacity and single-mindedness…” show the readers

  • The Cask Of Amontillado Mood Essay

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    the catacomb, when they were approaching the vaults in the catacomb, and when Montresor chains Fortunato the the wall. Clearly, when Montresor leads Fortunato the the beginning of the catacomb, it is hard to tell exactly what will happen next. Montresor says to Fortunato, "My friend, no. It is not the engagement, but the severe cold with which I perceive you are afflicted. The vaults are insufferably damp. They are encrusted with nitre." So, Montresor is basically saying that the catacomb itself

  • Is Montresor Insane

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    Allen Poe, tells the story of how Montressor brings Fortunato into the catacombs to bury him alive. Montressor, from the story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, is insane because he lies about wine to get Fortunato into the catacombs, he plays off of Fortunato’s ego, and he buries Fortunato alive. To begin, Montressor is insane because he lies to Fortunato about a very expensive wine to lure him into the catacombs. Montressor’s revenge is played throughout the story, starting with a lie

  • The Cask Of Amontillado Mood Analysis

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    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

  • Analysis Of The Cask Of Amontillado

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    Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, The Cask of Amontillado, details a carefully plotted murder as revenge for an unspecified insult. The murderer, Montresor, carefully lures a wine connoisseur into his family’s catacomb and walls him within a crevice where he claims to have stored an expensive wine. The plot for this scheme appears to be overly meticulous and complicated, especially as one intended to kill for vengeance. In the introductory paragraph, Montresor explains the basis for his specific method:

  • Examples Of Irony In The Cask Of Amontillado

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    the catacombs with him for a taste of a fine wine. Fortunato knows nothing about Montresor’s plan to murder him deep within these catacombs. Poe uses all three kinds of irony in this story to create a much more riveting tale. Poe uses Fortunato’s lack of knowledge in the situation at hand to create dramatic irony. Fortunato believes that he is going into the catacombs to drink a fine wine called ‘Amontillado’. He does not know about Montresor’s plan to trap him in the catacombs. The

  • Comparing The Black Cat And The Cask Of Amontillado

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    pet-loving, gentle self to an abusive murderer. After murdering his cat and wife, he wanted to make sure that his effort did not go unnoticed. In “The Cask of Amontillado” the main character, Montresor, used alcohol to lure his friend into his family's catacombs. Little did Fortunato know, Montresor was taking him to his death. Montresor was obsessed with getting his revenge, and it caused him to commit murder. Although Edgar Allan Poe's short stories “The Black Cat” and “The Cask of Amontillado” both include

  • Montresor's Revenge

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    The ending of the story implies that the narrator successfully revenged, however, he felt guilty and remorse after he finished his work. This is shown by the quote “My heart sick; it was the dampness of the catacombs that made it so” (Poe 114). The narrator is an unreliable narrator who has some psychology difference and reader can’t know if he is telling the truth. Montresor knows every thing he does to kill Fortunato because Montresor thinks Fortunato insulted he. In the beginning of the story

  • Theme Of Irony In The Cask Of Amontillado

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    All of Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado” takes place in the catacombs beneath the home of Montresor. Montresor lures Fortunato down into the catacombs to kill him for insulting him. Montresor lures Fortunato by telling him he has a cask of Amontillado in the catacombs under the house. They get to the end of the catacombs and Montresor lures Fortunato into a dark room. While Fortunato is looking around for the Amontillado, Montresor is building a wall to block Fortunato in which

  • What Is The Mood Of The Cask Of Amontillado

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    the narrator, Montresor, is wronged by Fortunato, an acquaintance who had insulted him. In revenge, Montresor deceives him by luring Fortunato into the catacombs saying he has a bottle of Amontillado for him to taste down there. Instead of tasting the valuable wine, Fortunato is murdered by Montresor and trapped at the very end of the catacombs. The mood in The Cask of Amontillado makes it a great example of Gothic literature. Mood is successfully created as soon as the first sentence. In this sentence

  • Amontillado Montresor Costumes

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    published in New York in 1846. As the story opens, Montresor and Fortunato attend the festive Carnival night in Italy. Unfortunately, Montresor plans to kill Fortunato. Shortly after, they progress into the dark, niter-ridden catacombs to the Amontillado. As they pass through the catacombs, Montresor intoxicates Fortunato, later trapping him in a recession. Certainly, the Amontillado ceases to exist and Fortunato is brought to his end. Montresor’s and Fortunato’s costumes are appropriate to their roles in

  • The Cask Of Amontillado Setting Analysis

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    luring him into the family catacombs with the promise of good wine and leaving him there in shackles to die. by In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, the influential nature of the hidden catacombs creates a sinister mood, adds suspense, and reveals information about the characters. As the story progresses, the setting creates an eerie, dark mood for the reader. As the two main characters take their first steps descending down the staircase to the catacombs, Montresor tells Fortunato

  • Examples Of Irony In The Cask Of Amontillado

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    the readers know that Montressor will lock Fortunato up in a seemingly random part of the catacombs to die in the silence of his thoughts, damp air, and nitre filled surroundings. Fortunato also says, “The cough’s a mere nothing; it will not kill me. I shall not die of a cough.” Another, and my final, example of irony in this story is that both men drink to Fortunato’s long life whilst in the damp catacombs. This is ironic because the readers know that Fortunato’s life will not be as long as he hopes

  • Cask Of Amontillado Irony Essay

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    Allan Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado” is the narrative of a man named Montresor who seeks vengeance against a man named Fortunato. Fortunato insults Montresor. Next, Montresor meet Fortunato at a carnival, eventually luring him into the catacombs of his home to bury Fortunato alive. Moreover, different types of irony are portrayed in this short story. Dramatic irony consists of the character in the story knowing less about his or her situation than the reader. Verbal irony involves a character

  • The Cask Of The Amontillado Setting Analysis

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    In the story “The Cask of the Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, the author beautifully sets the mood for a setting with his vivid details and exemplary diction whilst describing. The first location is described as “about dusk, one evening during… the carnival season”, with just these few simple words a picture has been painted for the reader of a joyous time, full of celebrations and happiness (Poe, 88). Montresor, the narrator, talks to his friend Fortunato, and tells him of a wine he’d like him

  • The Cask Of Amontillado Comparative Essay

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    Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe is about a man named Montresor who is trying to kill another man named Fortunato. In the story Montresor lures Fortunato into his catacombs by the rumor of a cask of Amontillado (wine). In the catacombs Montresor kills fortunato. He kills him by chaining him to a wall in the farthest reaches of the catacombs, he also builds a wall between himself and Fortunato. This causes a slow and painful death for Fortunato. The fact that Montresor states that he is going to “punish

  • Cask Of Amontillado Symbolism

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    carnival in Italy when Montresor lays eyes upon his victim, Fortunato,and his dreadful plan begins. Fortunato, a talented wine specialist and Montresor have had many conflicts in the recent past, and Montresor seeks revenge. He lures Fortunato into the catacombs because he has lied saying that he has purchased a cask of amontillado and he has his doubts. The protagonist, Fortunato is a very rich man who is full of himself and is used to getting what he wants; he also knows that amontillados are very precious