The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allen Poe

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In the story “The Cask of Amontillado” written in 1846, by Edgar Allen Poe he speaks about the plot to kill the main character by the name of Fortunato. The murder of Fortunato is committed by a friend named Montresor. Poe never truly reveals how Fortunato 's death will occur but he uses, suspense, and Irony to keep the reader entertained. The story is narrated by Montresor, a man who seeks revenge. His plot of revenge is towards a man by the name of Fortunato who is a drunk, but a very distinguished gentleman who is looked upon by many (35). Throughout the story, Poe captivates us by not truly expressing how Fortunato 's death will occur but when he finally dies the ending seems very hard to believe that Montresor got away with murder. Poe creates suspense throughout the story when he begins the story with Montresor narrating and making this his first statement “ The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could” (1) this leaves the reader to wonder what will occur in the story. When Montresor claims, “ I vowed revenge” (1) once again the reader wonders how will the narrator get revenge? The follow-up statement would be when we learn that a drunk Fortunato is going to Montresor 's palazzo and “ there were no attendants at home” (24) in a sense this gives us clarity that the murder will occur at his home but we are still left hanging on a string wondering how will this murder take place. The final sense of suspense is very well utilised by Poe when he

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