Literary analysis: THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO
The short story "THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO" is a story about of a person name Montresor. That has been seeking revenge. It's all happening in the Carnival season. Montresor was wearing a black silk mask. He says to Fortunato that he has something to pass for Amontillado, A light Spanish sherry. Fortunato wears the multi-colored costume of a jester with cone cap and bells. Montresor tells Fortunato that if he is too busy he can ask lunches to taste. Fortunato is considering lunches a competitor and this man could not tell Amontillado from the type of sherry. Fortunato is not painted to drink the wine and Montresor not is truly amontillado. Fortunato keeps asking to the vaults. Montresor has a plan to …show more content…
The layer continues to rise. Montresor is about to finish and Fortunato laughs as if the jokes played on him. For a plea. "For the love of God, Montresor"! Fortunato never answers Montresor. Montresor heart felt sick because of the dampness of the catacombs. The last stone into place and plaster the wall closed. The sound of jingling of Fortunato bells. For fifty years, he writes, no one had disturbed them. Concludes Latin phrase meaning "may he rest in peace".
The story revenge and secret murders to avoid any punishment. Montresor experiences of Fortunato insulting to the name himself a judge. Montresor in this fifty years after it’s happened. The amount of passage of time between the events and the story of the story. Montresor the rationale of evidence such as of insult that would be guilty. The color imagery is central to the questioning of Montresor. His face was cover, Montresor represents not justice but a gothic opposite. Fortunato costume of the court fool who get fooled by Montresor masked motives. Fortunato Italian for "the fortunate one". That even the carnival. Montresor distorts its abandon turning the carnival. Montresor family that the vaults foreshadow the story. Two men underground travel that would represent the travel the underworld as they go deeper and further into the vault. Taking the carnival underground of the vault.
The story builds up the suspense by foreshadowing the story that's lead to the events that has
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In addition, the place that Montresor chose to kill Fortanato is also sarcastic. It seems abnormal that the “vaults” were situated inside the “catacombs”. When they were looking for the wine, Fortanato did not suspect anything even when he saw the “bones” and “catacombs”. He still kept on asking where the “Amontillado” was. Ridiculously, while they were drinking the wine in order to keep themselves warm, Fortanato said that he drank to “the buried that repose around them”. Whereas, Montresor said that he drank “to your long life”. Surely, what Montresor said is ironic; He certainly knew that Fortanato would not have a “long life” since he would kill him soon. Perhaps, what Montresor means here is that Fortanato may
Montresor is trying to lure Fortunato to his vaults by telling him that Luchresi can just come and taste the Amontillado because he knows best. He knows Fortunato will freak out by this statement, and then show Montresor that he is wrong in saying that. Indeed, this leads Fortunato down into the catacombs, just so he can prove Montresor wrong. That 's when Montresor will take his final step in his plan to end Fortunato. This event leads to the most suspenseful part in the short story. The reader doesn’t know what Montresor’s next step is going to be in his plan, along with what stupid move is Fortunato going to take to leading himself closer to his death.
The Cask of Amontillado is the story of and envious man by the name of Montresor who has devised a plan to kill one of his long term friends Fortunato. Montresor devised this plan in the beginning of the story after Fortunato had pulled one joke to many while at a party surrounded by many of their close friends. Montresor while at the party remained calm however while still laughing and cheering with Fortunato he started to develop his plot to get his revenge on Fortunato. In the story Montresor while plotting his crime says, “I had to keep my true feelings to myself for not only must I punish but punish with impunity” (Poe). While Montresor plans the murder of Fortunato, Fortunato is simply enjoying life and his wealth. During carnival Montresor sees a drunk Fortunato and ceases his opportunity. A drunk Fortunato walks over to Montresor and gives him a friendly greeting. Montresor sees this as an opportunity to take Fortunato away from the festivities by using both his weakness for wine and his pride against him. Montresor does this by tricking Fortunato into thinking that he had recently brought a cask of Amontillado and he needed Luchesi to distinguish if it was actually Amontillado. Fortunato, who feels that he is the best wine tester in all of Italy quickly replies, “Luchesi cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry” (Poe) . Montresor knowing the pride and arrogance of Fortunato then says, “"And yet some fools will have it that his taste is a match for your own." (Poe) . That
<br>The way the narrator treats his enemy is one of the clearest examples for ironic elements. When the characters meet, Montresor realises that Fortunato is afflicted with a severe cold, nevertheless he makes a point of him looking "remarkably well". Montresor acts in the most natural and friendly way towards the man object of his revenge, and even praises his "friend's" knowledge in the subject of wines. Also upon their meeting, Montresor begins a psychological manipulation of Fortunato. He claims that he needs his knowledge to ascertain that the wine he has purchased is indeed Amontillado. Furthermore, he acknowledges that Fortunato is engaged in another business (i.e.: the celebration of carnival), so he would go to Luchresi, who, one is made to believe, is a competitor of Fortunato's. To these words, Fortunato is forced by his pride to accompany Montresor to the vaults (where the Amontillado is kept), dissipate his doubts and also to prove his higher status than Luchresi as a connoisseur of wine. In fact, during their way down under in the catacombs, the twisted mind of Montresor, dares to give Fortunato the chance to go back, due to the almost unbearable dampness and foulness rampant in the vaults and Fortunato's state of health. The narrator clearly knows about the stubborn nature of Fortunato, and is
Vengeance and murder infects the minds of Montresor and Fortunato upon an exchange of insult in Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Cask of Amontillado”. This is the story of pure revenge after Forturano disrespects Montresor. The story follows the characters meeting up at a carnival and eventually the disguised Montresor lures Fortunato into the catacombs of his home by convincing him that he acquired something that could pass for Amontillado, a light Spanish sherry. Fortunato grows eager to taste this wine and to determine for Montresor whether or not it is truly Amontillado. He leads him back to the catacombs of his home and carries out his plot to bury him alive. Edgar Allan Poe writes from a mysterious first person perspective, uses colorful symbolism and situational irony to present the man's inner self, in turn revealing that revenge is fundamentally infeasible.
Hoping to obtain revenge, Montresor, the narrator, lures Fortunato, one of his friends, into the depths of his
The men proceed down the hall of the catacombs were numerous relatives of the man that hates him are buried. Montresor tells Fortunato the Amontillado is but a little farther in a crypt at the end of the hall. Is it a fate or a calculated acted the crypt was the exact size needed for Montresor to entomb Fortunato? Fortunato is so inebriated he doesn't realize Montresor has chained him the crypt wall and begins to layer the bricks that will become his permanent home. All of a sudden Fortunato screams and Montresor is frighten, but
The last indirect factor that could contribute to Montresor’s vengeful act, and thus the story’s theme of revenge, is the short story’s social class aspects and how they relate to both Montresor and Fortunato. At this
In “A Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, Fortunato is shown as snobby, alcoholic, and gullible. Fortunato is shown to be alcoholic in the story when he expresses his love for fine wine. “He prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine" (Poe 372). This quote shows that Fortunato is alcoholic because during this part, Montresor even understands how bad his alcoholism is. During the story, Fortunato is also snobby.
The way Montresor is talking about the story suggests that he isn’t over what he did to Fortunato. Him still talking about an event that occurred fifty years ago means that he can’t forget it. It’s ironic because it seems he is still locked up from the event, while Fortunato is a free spirit and can do anything. All the trouble Montresor went through and Fortunato is still free, just not in the real world. A source explains it like this “You can certainly argue that Montresor presents a contrast to Fortunato’s fate in that he finds freedom at the end of the story: he is alive.” (Shmoop). Fortunato’s death can be seen as the ultimate freedom from the world. The catacombs represent a prison-esque place, but Fortunato maybe got his freedom inside of
After Montresor had finished walling up the entrance and Fortunato had stopped screaming Montresor’s heart felt sick, but he blamed it on the dampness of the catacombs.
Short and simple tale, The Cask of Amontillado, the story is about revenge between apparently two friends. In the first paragraph, the decision for revenge is already announced. The narrator does not feel guilty and is not justified, only explains his reasons and reports what happened. Being "friends" puts the avenger in a privileged position, because revenge on someone you know well is even more frightening. Montresor carefully plans his revenge in order to remain unpunished. When he met Fortunato amidst the Italian carnival celebrations, he aroused a sort of morbid desire in this one by mentioning that in his cellar there would be a barrel of Amontillado of an excused origin. Dressed like a Jester, entitled to the hat with rattles, Fortunato
The story has subtle clues of how the grotesque conclusion will end. The name Fortunato has an indication of luck, a word association that his success is from being lucky. A fortune possessed that was not earned infuriating our narrator. The Fortunato has a rising social status, a status that used to be associated with the Montresor family name. This is stated by the remark, “You are happy, as once I was. You are a man to be missed” illustrates the Montresor who has a social status in decline and the