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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Cask Of Amontillado Suspense Essay

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    of creepiness. Suspense starts when the protagonist, Montresor, starts leading Fortunato through the catacombs. As they walk, he gives a impressionistic description of the catacombs. According to the text, “I passed down a long and winding staircase, requesting him to be cautious as he followed. We came at length to the foot of the descent, and stood together on the damp ground of the catacombs of the Montresors”(pg.3). This shows a moment of eerie suspense slowly

  • Carnival In The Cask Of Amontillado

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    The Cask of Amontillado features Montresor and his best tricks to get Fortunato alone and to kill him. Montresor’s plan begins the night of the carnival, then to luring Fortunato away from the carnival, and finally to chaining Fortunato up in the catacomb under his house. The carnival resembles a time of fun and laughter as it should be. But, Montresor has a different idea of fun on the night of the carnival. Fortunato, dressed as a jester, runs into Montresor and starts to make a conversation with

  • 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

  • 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 Analysis Essay

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    place of life to the dreary catacombs of the Montresors; the soon to be location of the crime. The transition from “the supreme madness of the carnival season” to the “damp ground of the catacombs,” whose cavern walls gleam with the “white web-work” of mold could perhaps symbolize the transition from life to death (as Fortunato experiences), and thus strengthen feelings of fear and anxiety. Additionally, as Montresor and Fortunato traverse deeper into these catacombs, the mold grows worse, bones

  • Examples Of Verbal Irony In The Cask Of Amontillado

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    lifetime including “The Cask of Amontillado” which is a suspenseful story about a man named Montresor getting revenge on a jester named Fortunato for insulting him and ruining his family name. Montresor got revenge by leading Fortunato to his family catacombs and trapping him in the wall for all eternity, by using suspense, verbal irony and foreshadowing Poe brought us to this climactic point in the story. In the “Cask of Amontillado” Poe tells a story about a man, Montresor, getting revenge on the one

  • 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 Irony In The Cask Of Amontillado

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    explains that the main character Montresor is angry at Fortunato because a long time ago he insulted him and now he’s seeking “revenge” (236). The only way fit for him to get his revenge is by killing Montresor by luring him into his wine cellar in the catacombs and burying him alive. Poe uses irony in their names, conversations and personalities to help better understand the characters and their relationship The names of all the characters and the story title are ways of Poe showing irony. First off is