Analysis Of The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe

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Analysis of “The Cask of Amontillado” In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado,” published in 1846, author Edgar Allan Poe writes about the revengeful plan composed by Montresor in which resulted in the passing of Fortunato. First, Poe describes the level of despise that Montresor has for Fortunate which was the ignition for Montresor’s revengeful and murderous plan. Next, Poe describes Montresor’s deceitful ways in which result in the lowering of Fortunate into the catacombs, where Montresor promised that wine was held. Finally, Fortunate inevitable death took place by being buried alive and abandoned in order to suffer. Edgar Allan Poe narrates the story using iron and symbolism in the dialogue and setting to foreshadow Fortunato’s inevitable death. Poe uses irony in a intellectual through the use of the setting in which Montresor conducts his murderous revenge on Fortunato. Montresor choose the day in which no one was home, but rather out celebrating; moreover, it was during the carnival season, which was a joyful time for all. Some would choose a legal route to celebrate this festive time; however, that was not case for Montresor whose joy was achieved through the death and suffering of the person he loathed. Not only was irony used in the setting, but also in the way in which the character was dressed. The character, Fortunato, was dressed in a costume which is both ironic and symbolic. Poe described Fortunato as “The man wore motley. He had on a
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