The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe

900 Words Jul 26th, 2016 4 Pages
There is a saying that “revenge is a dish best served cold”. That could not be truer in a story from Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe is a famous writer from the 19th Century. It is said that the name Poe should bring “images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead” ("Poe 's Life"). He is mostly known as the inventor of science fiction and modern detective stories. Most of Poe’s tale are terror story’s with haunting lyric poetry. Poe had the best mysterious characters that captured the public imagination. It would only make sense that he had a mysterious story about revenge. Edgar Allan Poe uses irony to develop the characteristics of a man who seeks revenge in the short story, “The Cask of Amontillado”.
Edgar Allan Poe wrote the short story named, “The Cask of Amontillado”. A cask is just a big round barrel of wine. Amontillado is a special type of wine. Understanding the meaning of the story makes the title of the story understandable. Edgar is such a gifted writer because the reader is able to feel like they are in the story. The overall theme of the story is revenge. Edgar created the voice Montresor, who is the narrator of the story. Montresor voice sounds calm, which is ironic because he is able to kill a man and manipulate people. Edgar starts the story off with a confusing sentence. He states, “the thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge” (Poe). The…
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