Cask Of Amontillado Character Analysis

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Does your ideal party or carnival end with a murder mystery or a memory that will last a lifetime? A carnival is a party that includes people dressing up with costumes, masks, and alcoholic beverages. The short story, “Cask of Amontillado” discovers the main character Montresor trying to get revenge on a connoisseur, Fortunato, because he has impacted Montresor’s life in a negative way. Montresor leads Fortunato into the Paris catacombs where the corps of many lays, tricking him into thinking he will be tasting the finest wine. In “Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe, the unreliable narrator, tone, and imagery prove that there is more to a person than what they reveal about themselves, so do not just trust everyone at face value.
The theme is supported by an unreliable narrator, which is found multiple times throughout the short story. The unreliable narrator makes the story more interesting for the reader because the reader knows details that the characters do not know. When Montresor and Fortunato are in the catacombs, Fortunato coughs and sounds like he has a cold. The author addresses how Montresor acts to one little cough. The narrator states, “Well go back; Your health is precious. You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; You are happy, as once I was. You are a man to be missed. For me, it is no matter” (Poe 2). Montresor acts as if he really cares about Fortunato and is a loyal friend to Fortunato. This tricks Fortunato into thinking that he can trust Montresor just by the way he acts about one small situation. Fortunato now thinks that he is in a good place with Montresor and that he can rely on him. Since the author includes an unreliable narrator to affect the way that the characters think about each other, it proves the theme that there is more to a person than what they reveal about themselves.
The tone is the next way that the theme is supported by the text. The tone presents this theme because it shows how the author feels and why the author uses certain words to get a point across to the reader. For instance, Montresor is trying to get Fortunato into the catacombs without getting questioned. Fortunato is saying that he will not get involved in Montresor’s plan and he also uses the excuse
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