“The Cask of Amontillado” “The Cask of Amontillado” was written in first person by Edgar Allan Poe, it is a mysterious story about the narrators’ revenge and it is considered one of Poe’s most perfect short story. It is stated at the very beginning of the story that the main character of the story, Montresor, was deeply insulted by his friend Fortunato, and that he is determined to seek revenge for his insults. Montresor knows that Fortunato is known for his knowledge of wine, and with this he tricks his friend into following him to his underground safe where he says he keeps the Amontillado. That is where he walls up the entrance of this small crypt, trapping Fortunato inside and therefor leaving his friend to die and taking his revenge.
Edgar Allan Poe is a famous writer in writing detective stories and horror stories. One of his horror stories, “The Cask of Amontillado” was talking about how a man took his revenge to his friend. However, to look deeply in this story, I found that this story was not just simply a horror tale about how a man gets his revenge in the safest way. Instead, it also demonstrates much irony in several areas: the title, the event, the season, the costume, the environment, the characters’ personalities, a man’s dignity and cockiness and at the end, the public order. he are
An important element in any story is setting. Authors use setting to convey certain feelings brought on by the character’s surroundings. It also subliminally serves to illustrate the character’s intentions. In “The Cask of Amontillado” Edgar Allen Poe uses the dark, imposing setting to do just that, communicate the underlying theme of the story, being death, revenge and deception.
The mood is a very important effect in this story because it allows a better understanding of the events occurring in the story. The mood also allows emotions to be created from the reader. Poe’s use of descriptiveness was consistent which helped the theme. Poe’s wordplay also adds to the mood because of how it exposed Montresor’s feelings. The mood was one of the most important aspects in this writing because of how it added to the
In the stories “The Cask of The Amontillado” and “The Thing in The Forest”, the themes loss, madness, and fear were used. They both seem to start with some type of loss and end with a type of madness. In both stories Montresor and Penny from “The Thing in The Forest” have lost something affecting their lives greatly. These losses put these characters in some type of state of madness. Their loss make these stories, they are the most important because without them, there wouldn’t be a story.
The story, "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe, is a narration of revenge and murder crafted and committed in the most of secretive ways, that the victim, Fortunato, did not recognize the murder plan until at the very last point of last breath. The story, narrated by Montresor, gives an account of an oppressed individual, who had patiently and submissively subjected to oppression, until insults began, and he could no longer take any more. The narrator had been oppressed many times by the victim against whom he seeks revenge. In the very opening of the narration, the narrator claims to have been hurt by the victim numerous times when stating “THE thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could” (Poe, n.p.). However, while suffering quietly from all the injuries he had received from Fortunato, Montresor had crafted a plan for revenge, which he ensured the target victim would not detect. Indeed, Montresor continued to mask his evil plans against the victim through acting nicely towards him and also maintaining a smile that only him knew was informed by the “thought of revenge” (Poe, n.p.). Indeed, Montresor no doubt comes out as very crafty, and the secretively crafted plan of revenge against Fortunato he made can be lauded as being genius. Nevertheless, this discussion holds the argument that it is Fortunato’s skepticism, as opposed to Montresor’s definitive and genius plan, that materializes the revenge.
The gruesome tale of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado” is bone chilling. This ghastly narrative, recounted by Montresor, takes the reader through a meticulous retelling of a murder committed a full fifty years’ prior, down to the precise moment of every cough and every jingle of the bells ornamented to Fortunato’s cap. Holding true to the romantic movement in Literature, also referred to as Romanticism, Poe placed a large emphasis on the bizarre, unexpected, and for characters being dominated by their emotions to the point it exceeds all possible rational explanation. Every part of “The Cask of Amontillado” seems to grasp these concepts. Although, it is through Poe’s skillful use of symbolism and irony that truly make this short story a great contribution to literature.
How far would you go to make your adversary pay for what he or she has done to you? In the novel, it is already pointing out the disagreement between the two main characters in the first few lines. The disagreement includes the antagonist (Fortunado) being very physical towards the protagonist (Amontillado) but when the antagonist ventures into insult, the protagonist becomes imprudent and jumps right into what type of revenge he will do to make him pay. Is the protagonist within reason or just plain delirious?
The last short story under analysis is titled “The Cask of Amontillado.” The story is told by a first person narrator named Montresor to someone that knows him very well: “You, who so well know the nature of my soul” (274). Montresor tells the story of his vengeance on his friend Fortunato, a man who has injured him many times. However, due to some unknown insult he finally decides to take revenge.
“Montresor! My dear friend!” The breath clung in my throat as I felt around the damp walls of the boy’s family vault. “Must you come out all already?” Laughter echoed from the depths of his faraway hiding spot. I heard him call out through the darkness with distant confidence. “Not until you find me Fort! Hurry up now, my knees are beginning to quiver!”
Edgar Allan Poe used many different techniques In his story Cask of Amontillado. One thing he used is Setting to make the character. Secondly, the thing he used was imagery to make the setting and the story feel alive and more specific. Another thing he used was the tone of the story that is made from the author's choice of words like imagery for words instead of objects. Lastly, he used suspense to keep the reader on edge and wrap the mood together.
Several years ago there were two men who seemed to have pretty solid friendship with one another. The first one goes by the name of Montresor. Monntresor is an alchoholic and everyone only saw him as a nobody. He had a soft spot and secretly he was very gentle and kind. The second man is known as Fortunato. Fortunato is very wealthy as well as a big bully to the people not as fortunate as he is. He has learned to hide that part of him well with his apologetic personality. The two men ran into each other at the carnival that came into town and they instantly clicked with each other. Standing in line at the ticket booth Fortunato turned around in a quick motion and accidently hit Montresor in the nose while looking around making sure no one else was looking him as he pulled out a wad
The Cask of Amontillado is a story of revenge and deception told by a character called Montresor. He explains how he intends to revenge against another character, Fortunato, without being detected. In fact, he succeeds to do so where the last line of the story explains that the event happened fifty years ago. When they meet with Fortunato, he has no idea that Montresor intends to revenge on him hence entering into his trap. Eventually, Montresor manages to lure Fortunato into a chamber in the pretense they were searching for an Amontillado. However, Montresor chains Fortunato on the wall and seals the chamber with stones leaving him to die. However, the story does not expose the insults and injuries Montresor had incurred. This research paper analyses The Cask of Amontillado where it reviews various themes and style depicted by the writer in this story.
The story begins with a conversation between two characters-Whitney and Rainsford. Whitney tells Rainsford that the island is known as the place of fear (of a terrible future). Rainsford speaks that hunting is the best sport in the world. Whitney changes Rainsford's verbal expression by saying that the hobby is only fun for the hunter. Rainsford disregards his explanation/statement of opinions as ridiculousness for he feels that animals have zero understanding that they are being hunted. Whitney points out that even if they can't understand puzzling things, they still experience fear .Rainsford, yet again, casts aside his verbal expression as ridiculousness. Rainsford tells Whitney that the warm weather has made him emotionally unstable. s
To start, Poe uses different points of view to develop characterization in the antagonists and protagonists. In "The Cask of Amontillado" Poe uses unreliable first-person point of view to establish the characters' traits and personalities. This allows readers to get to know characters through the narrator's opinions about them. In this case, unreliable first-person point of view may not tell the whole story. For example, Montresor, the narrator, is an unreliable source. This is because he is describing characters through his opinion of them, and not telling readers the character' true personality. Montresor calls Fortunato "stupidly bewildered," ("The Cask of Amontillado" 2). In reality, Fortunato may be smart, but Montresor tells readers that he is stupid. Montresor also describes himself as "skillful in the Italian vintages," ("The Cask of Amontillado" 1). Montresor talks highly about himself and tries to justify his actions. For example, after killing Fortunato, Montresor feels guilty, but tries to hide his feelings. His "heart grew sick; it was the dampness of the catacombs that made it so," ("The Cask of Amontillado" 7). By blaming his heart becoming sick on the catacombs, Montresor tries to justify his feelings, and not admit to the fact that he is actually feeling guilty. By using the chosen unreliable first-person point of view, Poe tells the story and develops characterization in a biased way.