Revenge In Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado

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the story "The cask of Amontillado "by Edgar Allan Poe, Two friends" Montresor and Fortunato" fates are determined by one thing only, revenge and murder. In the story Poe uses a sense of deception to create an alluring character before escalating his symbolic strategy to a state of suspense. Even though the story remains a mystery through the end, Edgar Allan Poe never explains why Montresor carries so much hatred toward Fortunato, this missing information gives the story more suspense, living one question to the reader "why Montresor has so much hatred towards Fortunato. Aside from the way that the story begins which is on a day of celebration. The Irony is that the theme all along changes from a day of celebration to a day of murder. The key point to the story is suspense which foreshadows a sense of premonition. In sum, Edgar Allan Poe uses eloquent words and images that create an environment that is corresponding to the story's sinister plot. From the beginning of story, Poe uses language that attracts the reader by invoking strong words that relay to revenge. Poe choice of words compels the necessity of revenge. For example, he states in one of the quotes from "The Cask of Amontillado" saying, "at length I would be avenged" (50) and goes on to say that he will not only "punish, but punish with impunity," (50) which shows that Montresor takes this matter quite seriously. Also, when Montresor claims that a when a wrong has been committed it remains "unredressed when the
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