Book Report On The Cask Of Amontillado

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Ever have had multiple times throughout my life when something seems so suspicious. In other words when I walk home and someone looks as if they may be following me, resulting because they chose to go a similar way or they look at me as you walk. In, “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, the main character, Montresor, was seeking revenge on Fortunato. As we near the end of story, also known as the main climax point, we then learn that Montresor planned to bury Fortunato alive. The entire story leading up to this climax is the attempt and persuasion of Montressor to get Fortunato to move down to the catacombs. Characters, such as Montresor, have the feeling of revenge, but towards the end, has a sick feeling in his stomach as he finishes…show more content…
To point out an example as the reader reads this passage it is showing very well put dialogue after Montresor starts taking Fortunato to the tomb, Fortunato has a bad cough and Montresor, planning to kill him, pretends to act concerned for his health, “Come… Lucchesi.” (G-14), he taunts him by stating the maybe Luchesi, another wine taster like Fortunato, may be in better health to taste the Amontillado, of course Fortunato refuses and they move on. As we near the end of the poem, and after that suspicious dialogue along the way, it starts to get more nerve racking and stressful to read as the dialogue between them changes, “For the love of God Montresor!” (G-17). Fortunato states this after getting to the tomb and starts to sober up, Montresor has chained him to the wall at this point and now the reader can assume that something bad is happening at this point. Montresor repeats his words but as the author writes this one can assume it may be in a mocking or a sarcasm type way. The last paragraph in “ The Cask of Amontillado”, starts to really get a reader on edge, “No answer…. Requiescat.”, when he realizes that Fortunato really is sober and he knows that he is going to die, he looks at him one last time through a small hole, not yet sealed
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