The Cask of Amontillado

663 WordsFeb 26, 20183 Pages
The irony is detected by the use of his exaggeration. The symbolism by the objects it uses and how they are used. “’The cask of Amontillado’ is a creepy short story written by Edgar Allan Poe. The story is rife with examples of symbolism and irony. “ “Poe tells a tale of revenge and humiliation, the way the story symbolizes Poe’s work that has a mind-boggling ending. “ The story is full of examples of irony and symbolism to try to answer questions thrown at the reader in the short story. The narrator commences by telling us that Fortunato has hurt him in a way that he can’t be forgiven. Even worse, Fortunato has vilified him. The speaker must get vengeance. He meets Fortunato, who is all dressed up in jester apparel for a carnival celebration − and is already drunk. The narrator mentions he’s found a barrel of an infrequent brandy called Amontillado. Fortunato shows alacritous interest in verifying the wine’s authenticity. So he and the narrator go to the underground graveyard, mentioned as a “catacomb,” of the family. Ostensibly, that’s where the narrator keeps the wine. The narrator leads Fortunato deeper and deeper into the catacomb, getting him drunker and drunker as they proceed. Fortunato keeps coughing, and the narrator perpetually suggests that Fortunato is too ill to be in the damp crypts, and should proceed back. Fortunato just keeps verbalizing about the Amontillado just to tempt him with the wine. Eventually , Fortunato ends up chained up in a little opening

More about The Cask of Amontillado

Open Document