Catacombs Essays

  • 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

  • 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

  • Montresor Irony

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    manipulative words, as the entire time Montresor is leading Fortunato down into the catacombs, he continuously badgers his drunken companion about the environment being bad for Fortunato’s health, even saying, “Your health is precious” (429). The voiced “concerns” qualify as verbal irony because the audience is already well aware that Montresor does not give a damn about Fortunato’s health and is only luring him into the catacombs to exact revenge. The third type of irony, situational, is not used by Poe

  • 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

  • The Cask Of Amontillado Literary Analysis

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    using the irony of dialogue. In the upcoming quote, Montresor just opened up a bottle of wine in the catacombs and Fortunato and him are making a toast. “I drink… to the buried that repose around us.” (Poe 211). Fortunato says this not knowing that he will soon be buried with everyone around. Another way dialogue is used to illustrate the irony of Fortunato’s demise is when they enter the catacombs and Fortunato begins to cough uncontrollably. “Enough… the cough is a mere nothing, it will not

  • 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 Cask Of Amontillado Analysis

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    attentiveness. Subsequently, he asked Fortunato, since he is deeply interested and has a grand and round knowledge on wine, to make sure he has not been deluded. Once Fortunato is determined to go check out the elegant wine, Montresor escorts him through his catacomb. As they trudged along underground, Fortunato’s cough got aggravated with the thick layer of niter on the walls, and as a remedy, Montresor gave him wine, resulting him to be even more intoxicated. As Fortunato’s excitement grew at the thought of

  • Montresor's Plan In The Cask Of Amontillado

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    which he does. The first step in Montresor's plan is to get Fortunato to go in the catacombs. He says to Fortunato, “Come, we will go back, your health is precious” (86). Montresor is doing reverse psychology.

  • Amontillado Betrayal Theme

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    through health issues. In this case the words used by Montresor, “You were not to be found and I was fearful of losing a bargain” (6), are what led him into the catacombs led by Montresor. Had Fortunato not had a weakness for wine and had not been drunk when he was trapped he might’ve lived. The narrator greatly illuminates the catacombs as a place of death and torment, mthrough this Poe’s theme of betrayal is illuminated. The words “withered” (17), “terminate” (69), “pass” (79), all add an eerie

  • 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 Vengeance

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    love for wine, and Montresor's hate for Fortunato prove that love and hate can be controlling in the decisions we make. Montresor’s phony affection towards Fortunato gave Fortunato a false sense of security as he followed Montresor farther into the catacombs. This fake affection is first shown when Montresor tells Fortunato about the conditions of the vaults. Montresor states, “My friend, no. I will not impose upon your good nature...the vaults are insufferably damp.” Montresor acts as if he is worried

  • Montresor's Manipulative Essay

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    Most names have a Coat of Arms and with that they have a motto that many live by and pass down .The short story “The Cask Of Amontillado” by author Edgar Allen Poe shows a true act of revenge and tells a tale of a person who lives by their family motto. In the story a man named Montresor gets equal with another character named Fortunato because of insult toward his family. Montressor lives by his family motto “ nemo me impune lacessit”(Poe, 4) which drives him to kill Fortunato for his strong words

  • Symbolism In The Amontillado

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    the tale symbolizes the passing of time as Fortunato and Montresor make their way deeper and deeper into the catacombs. The bells could also signify Fortunato’s approaching death, since bells were often used to signify someone dying in the past. The nitre: The nitre is used as a false sense of security for Fortunato. Montresor mentions that Fortunato should not be in the freezing catacombs when he is sick, referencing the nitre on the walls as proof of the cold. It is all to throw

  • The Cask Of Amontillado Analysis

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    tells the tale of a man, named Montresor, who has vowed revenge upon a man by the name of Fortunato. The story takes place in the catacombs below Montresor’s house. At the time, there was a carnival in town, hence Montresor sent everyone away to the festival to make sure no one was to be witness as to Montresor’s revenge. Montresor ends up luring Fortunato down to the catacombs with him, and chains Fortunato and builds a wall around him, leaving him there to die. Throughout the story, Montresor shows

  • The Cask Of Amontillado Justice Analysis

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    In “The Cask of Amontillado” Edgar Allan Poe creates a theme surrounding many types of justice. You can infer this is his theme because of the way that Montresor sought for revenge, in the way justice was served, and once the justice is finally served in Montresors eyes. First and for most, Montresor was determine to get revenge upon Fortunato for his wrong doings. Poe states, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (236)

  • Symbolism In The Cask Of Amontillado

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    carnival season, the narrator informs Fortunato that he bought Amontillado, a rare brandy, but he has his doubts. The narrator lures Fortunato to come with him to his vaults to verify the wine’s authenticity and to drink together. They descend to the catacombs to retrieve the Amontillado, where the narrator keeps making Fortunato drink wine to get him more drunk. They pass through piles of bones and caskets, but Fortunato might be too drunk to see and understand. The narrator then leads Fortunato into

  • Theme Of Revenge In The Cask Of Amontillado

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    after Fortunato has consistently insulted him. Fortunato is a wine connoisseur, so Montresor uses that to trick him into going to the catacombs. While they are down there, Montresor gets Fortunato drunk, so that he will not realize what Montresor is doing. Montresor chains him and mounts a wall around him so he cannot get out. After that, Montresor leaves the catacombs for Fortunato to die. In Poe’s story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” the theme of revenge controls the story through irony, symbolism, and

  • 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

  • Amontillado Fortunato's Weaknesses

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    stop drinking, which helps Montresor manipulate and control him easily. Fortunato cannot see that Montresor is plotting a death trap and that Montresor is mad because of the insult. Fortunato shows his poor judgment when he happily goes into the catacombs with

  • Montresor's Manipulation Of Fortunato Analysis

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    In this essay I will explain how Montresor’s execution of Fortunato was carried out like an expert. I will list examples of how Montresor manipulated Fortunato, and how he enjoys his revenge. In this story Montresor, the murderer, used reverse psychology, and utilized cunning precondition to fulfill his scheme. He also used clever paronomasia to deceive Fortunato. Montresor first manipulated Fortunato when he met him at the carnival. At the carnival he informs Fortunato that he has a pipe