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Fortunato's Greatest Weakness - ... Leonard Goldberg and his associates conducted a study in order to look at the physiological and behavioral effects of alcohol on the body. He conducted numerous experiments, testing the subjects’ eye movements, swaying of the body, motor skills, and behaviors after becoming intoxicated. The correlation between blood alcohol and each of these different variables proved that an increase in blood alcohol directly related to the inability for the individual to accurately perform each test (Goldberg)....   [tags: Literature]
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Fortunato is Fortune's Fool in The Cask of Amontillado - Fortunato, Fortune's Fool Who was Fortune's Fool. The answer to that question would be Fortunato. Fortunato is a character in Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Cask of Amontillado." Fortunato has wronged Montresor, the narrator of "Cask." The reader can't trust Montresor because he is an unreliable narrator, so the reader can't say for a fact that Fortunato had wronged Montresor. Montresor then seeks revenge on Fortunato. During carnivale season, Fortunato is drinking all types of wine. Montresor knows Fortunato is drunk so he goes to Fortunato and tells him he has Amontillado....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe] 1181 words
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Protagonists Montresor and Fortunato in Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado - Protagonists Montresor and Fortunato in Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado Poe's story "The Cask Of Amontillado" introduces two protagonists, Montresor and Fortunato who were friends. The encounters the two men had was hatred and revenge that turned to murder on the behalf of Montressor. The encounter for Fortunato was the appearance of his naivety but he encountered a deadly consequence. Montressor was an angry but proud man who felt that the was wronged. His "vowed revenge"(Sipiora 240) was made and the execution was implimented in the catacomb vault of his home....   [tags: Cask Amontillado Essays] 546 words
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Edgar Allen Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado - Irony in “The Cask of Amontillado” In the short story, “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, Poe uses two types of irony, dramatic and verbal. Dramatic irony is when the reader perceives something that a character in the story does not. Poe uses this type of irony in the character Fortunato. Verbal irony is when the character says one thing and means something else. This type of irony can be recognized in the statements that the characters, Fortunato and Montresor, say to one another. The name of the character, Fortunato holds dramatic irony within itself....   [tags: essays research papers] 656 words
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Edgar Allen Poe's The Cask of Amontillado - Poe's, The Cask of Amontillado is a story about fear and revenge. The story begins with Montressor's vow of revenge, foreshadowing future actions. "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult vowed revenge..." Montressor had to be sure not to raise suspicion of what he was going to do Fortunato. Montressor knew that Fortunato had a weakness that he could use towards his advantage. Fortunato prided himself in being a connoisseur of fine wines....   [tags: essays research papers] 614 words
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The Cask of Amontialado - The Cask of Amontialado Summary: The story begins with Montresor, the narrator, saying how he had been injured by Fortunato “thousands” of times, but when he was insulted by him, he wanted revenge. He decided to use Fortunato’s weak point, fine wines, against him, since Fortunato prided himself on his connoisseurship of wine. So, one day during the carnival season, Montresor sees Fortunato and tells him that he has a pipe of what he believes is Amontillado and would like him to come try it to see if it is....   [tags: Papers] 340 words
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The Cask of Amontillado - ... You are a man to be missed. For me it is no matter. We will go back; you will be ill, and I cannot be responsible.” (1202) But readers know from the beginning of the story, Montresor only wants to kill Fortunato. “And I to your long life,” (1202) Fortunato has lived out his life already, it is about to be over. Going deeper into the vaults, Fortunato gets more and more coughing, and Montresor shows his concern to Fortunato’s health “Come, we will go back ere it is too late. Your cough—“It is nothing.”(1202) But Montresor knows that the more he acts as he cares Fortunato, the more Fortunato wants to reach Amontillado-his dark fate....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Allan Poe] 885 words
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Well Planned, Well Executed - Well Planned, Well Executed “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge”(77). The short stories main character, Montresor, gave this quote to an unknown person about his adversary, Fortunato. Montresor swears to himself that he will take revenge on Fortunato. The Cask of Amontillado, written by Edgar Allen Poe, tells the story how Montresor lures Fortunato to the catacombs to implement his plan. Montresor’s revenge is premeditated, in hopes of successfully murdering Fortunato....   [tags: essays research papers] 1050 words
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Analysis of The Cask of Amontillado - Analysis of “The Cask of Amontillado” In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, the dark side of human nature is illustrated through the character of Montresor and his victim, Fortunato. Montresor is a manipulative and vengeful person whom is obsessed with the downfall of Fortunato. Through the acts, words, and the thoughts of Montresor, one is able to see him carry out his plan for revenge. Montresor’s actions lend to his vengeful and manipulative nature. He lures Fortunato into the catacombs of his home to carry out his plans to kill Fortunato....   [tags: essays research papers] 456 words
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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe - The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe ?The Cask of Amontillado. by Edgar Allan Poe is a story about two men at a carnival, the narrator Montresor, who is being eaten by jealousy, and Fortunato, a rich drunk man that has a weakness for wine. It is through deception that Montresor achieves his revenge against Fortunato. He did not believe that killing Fortunato is wrong because of the insults and injures Fortunato brought against him. ?The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne.. (Poe, 75) says Montresor....   [tags: Papers Edgar Allan Poe Amontillado Essays]
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Edgar Allen Poes Admirable Character - When looked at for the first time, Montresor in Edgar Allan Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado may seem disturbing. Montresor has plans to murder a man, Fortunato, for insulting him and plans on doing so by walling him up in the catacombs under his home. Montresor devises a clever plan that will leave Fortunato clueless as to his intensions. Upon a closer look, this character is admirable. Montresor carries out his plan successfully without being caught. He does this by using traits that are commendable at the very least....   [tags: essays research papers] 959 words
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Foreshadowing Fate in Cask Of Amontillado - Foreshadowing the Fate in The Cask of Amontillado In Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe presents a murderous tale of revenge revealed as the confession of a man who murdered another man over fifty years ago because of an insult. During a carnival festival, the murderer led his companion to the catacombs where he buried the man alive. The charter of Montresor lures his victim, Fortunato with the promise of a fine sherry, amontillado. As Poe’s character of Montresor guides the wine connoisseur, Fortunato, Poe symbolically foreshadows the impending murder....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe] 1507 words
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The Cask of Amontillado - The Cask of Amontillado A narrator named Montresor describes how a man named Fortunato has offended him repeatedly, and now he wishes to get revenge for these injustices "without impunity," noting that he does not want to have any consequences for this act. However, he does not reveal his hatred to Fortunato at all but instead continued, "to smile in his face," secretly gloating over how Fortunato shall soon be dead. This man also has one weakness, which the narrator chooses to exploit, that Fortunato is an Italian who loves wine tasting, rather than paintings or gems, which he knows nothing about....   [tags: essays research papers] 1094 words
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An Eye for an Eye - "An eye for an eye", this quote is used often among many diversities of people; however, Edgar Allan Poe took this quote to extremes in his story The Cask of Amontillado. Poe's usage of dramatic and verbal irony, foreshadowing and symbolism brings about a strong tale of revenge. Revenge is a feeling that has the ability to over come a person's grip on reality. The narrator, Montresor feels that he was greatly insulted by the unfortunate Fortunado. For this reason Montresor seeks revengeance on Fortunado for his heinous crime....   [tags: Poetry] 605 words
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Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe - Cask of Amontillado The author of “The Cask of Amontillado,” Edgar Allan Poe, lets us know in the opening sentence that the character telling the story, Montresor, vows revenge. Montresor’s target of revenge is Fortunato, but Montresor never specifically says what Fortunato did to him or his family. However, Montresor’s fear of Fortunato avenging any threat of revenge leads us to believe his plan is well thought out and executed in a very matter of fact way. Seeking this revenge on Fortunato has not made Montresor feel guilty for what he has done....   [tags: essays papers] 561 words
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The Cask of Amontillado - The Cask of Amontillado "I must not only punish, but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong." With these ferverous words from the introductory paragraph of Edgar Allan Poe's Cask of Amontillado, the story of Montresor's revenge begins. Poe repeatedly stresses the need for revenge due to bitterness and resentment in Montresor's character towards Fortunato, but more importantly, stress is placed on revenge by which the victim realizes their injustice towards the redresser....   [tags: essays research papers] 882 words
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The Sanity within The Cask of Amontillado - The Sanity within The Cask of Amontillado Is Montressor sane. In the story by Edgar Allen Poe, "The Cask of Amontillado," the narrator, Montressor premeditates the murder of Fortunato from vowing revenge to having the tools in the catacombs ready and waiting. When Montressor and Fortunato reach the end of the catacombs, Montressor continues with his plan and walls Fortunato into the catacombs returning the previous skeleton to its rightful place. At the end of the story, Montressor feels guilty as he tells the story of what happened fifty years prior and tells Fortunato to rest in peace....   [tags: English Literature]
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Mystery, Irony, and Imagery in The Cask of Amontillado - Missing items from Works Cited Mystery, Irony, and Imagery in The Cask of Amontillado "The Cask of Amontillado" is one of Edgar Allan Poe's greatest stories. In this story Poe introduces two central characters and unfolds a tale of horror and perversion. Montresor, the narrator, and Fortunato, one of Montresor's friends, are doomed to the fate of their actions and will pay the price for their pride and jealousy. One pays the price with his life and the other pays the price with living with regret for the rest of his life....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe]
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Revenge: A Bittersweet Victory - ... This is further exemplified by the Montresor family motto, “nemo me impune lacessit,” which translates to, “no one dare attack me with impunity.” Here lies the main reason for Montresor’s drive for revenge. The motto of the family he loves more than anything flat out states that no one insults a Montresor and gets away with it. This message is also conveyed through the Montresor family crest, which shows a snake biting the very foot that is crushing it. The snake in this case, is Montresor, who does not let his attacker get away with the attack....   [tags: Literature]
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"The Cask of Amontillado" - The Cask of Amontillado is considered to be one of the best short stories. Written by Edgar Allan Poe in first person and having all the main events as a three hundred page fiction book, The Cask of Amontillado is a complete novel. This short story has several themes which function from the first page of the story such as: suspense, fear, and revenge. Fear, suspense, and the upcoming revenge can be seen on the first line of the story when Montresor says, "The thousand injuries I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge." This line prepares the reader for the whole development of the story; it gives the reader a sense of fear, tells him that there is going to be revenge, but keeps him wanting to know how this will evolve (suspense.) Montresor uses several philosophies of battle used by ancient Chinese....   [tags: American Literature] 465 words
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Edgar Allen Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado - Edgar Allen Poe's, "The Cask Of Amontillado," is a between two enemies. It humorously portrays the foil of Fortunato, as he is led through the catacombs. Poe's humour is dark, sarcastic and very ironic, which quickly becomes a signpost of the tale. Poe sets himself apart from other authors in his works, based on how he depicts and encounters death. It accentuates the notion that at times, your worst enemy will appear as your best friend. Pride is the downfall of every man and the same can be said for witty and daring tale fortunato....   [tags: essays research papers] 1941 words
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The Mortal Sin Of Pride - The Mortal Sin of Pride In 'The Cask of the Amontillado'; Edgar Allan Poe uses symbolism, imagery, and the atmosphere to help fully explore the sinful nature of pride and its serious consequences within the short story. The character of Fortunato is the main capsule for the explanation of the dangers of being prideful of ones self. By examining Poe's use of symbolism, images, and effective backdrops around Fortunato the reader may begin to understand the importance of the deadly sin of pride....   [tags: essays research papers] 841 words
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Haunting Confession of Revenge and Murder in The Cask of Amontillado - The haunting confession of revenge and murder Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is a horror story about revenge and murder that occurred half a century ago. Through the haunting confession of the narrator, Montresor, the reader is able to feel what Fortunato had endured half a century ago. In this tale of revenge and murder the dark, damp, and bone-filled catacombs provide a contrast to life during the “madness of the carnival” (553). Through the acts, thoughts, and words of the protagonists Montresor, the reader is able to feel the psychological torment that Fortunato is about to endure....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe] 956 words
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The Theme of Revenge in “The Cask of Amontillado” - ... This is evident when Montresor states that Fortunato “was a man to be respected and even feared.” Montresor, on the other hand, does not appear to be as affluent as Fortunato. Poe does suggest, however, that Montresor might have once been of the highest social status, perhaps of even more importance than Fortunato himself (Baraban). This can be seen when Montresor says to Fortunato, “You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy as once I was. You are a man to be missed” (Poe 1613)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Edgar Allen Poe's Cask of Amontillado - CASK OF AMONTILLADO Edgar Allen Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado is a story of fear and revenge. The dark side of human nature is exemplified through the character of Montressor and his victim, Fortunato. The story begins with Montressor’s vow of revenge. This is proven in the first sentence when Montressor says, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Montressor is a manipulative and vengeful person....   [tags: Essays Papers] 871 words
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Edgar Allen Poe's The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allen Poe's The Cask of Amontillado Edgar Allen Poe's brings us a twisted tale of vengeance and horror in "The Cask of Amontillado." Poe's character, Montresor, acts as our guide and narrator through this story. He grabs a hold of the reader as he tells the story from his own apathetic and deceptive mind to gain vengeance from the weak and dismal Fortunato. Montresor's mentality is disturbing as he uses his clever, humor, ironic symbolism, and darkness to accomplish this. At the beginning of the story, Montresor tells us that he has vowed vengeance on Fortunato....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe Cask Amontillado] 968 words
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A Cask of Amontillado Essay: Theme of Masonry - The Theme of Masonry in A Cask of Amontillado        The fundamental question in Edgar Allan Poe's "A Cask of Amontillado" is the nature of Montresor's motive for the revenge he "vowed" to obtain when Fortunato "ventured upon insult" (209). Montresor believes a wrong is "unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong"(209). While Montresor endeavors to make his vengeance known to Fortunato, the author's references to Masonry in his use of characterization, setting and irony indicate Montresor's motive....   [tags: Cask Amontillado Essays] 538 words
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The Vengeful Montressor of The Cask of Amontillado - The Vengeful Montressor of The Cask of Amontillado The story "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe is a story of murder and revenge. What is disturbing about this story is the lengths to which Montressor goes to gain this revenge. The statement "At length I would be avenged, this was a point definitely settled - but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk" (1314) tells much about the character Montressor. In this essay, I intend to show that this statement and others in the story indicate that Montressor was vengeful for past injustices and calculating in his plans to kill Fortunato....   [tags: Cask Amontillado Essays]
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Edgar Allen Poe's The Cask of Amontillado - “The Cask of Amontillado” Revenge can be sweet, but in this case it is just down right grotesque. In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” it talks about a gentlemen named Montressor and how he is angry at Fortunato for insulting him in the past. Montressor will not let this go unpunished, so he thinks up a clever scheme to get back at him. This plan is in a way, ingenious but most definitely insane and crazy. This story dates back into the 1800’s. The time of year, Mardi Gras. A good friend and fellow wine connoisseur, Fortunato, once insulted Montressor, the main character....   [tags: essays research papers] 1070 words
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“The Cask of Amontillado” - I cannot begin talking about “The Cask of Amontillado” without first mentioning its author, Mr. Edgar Allen Poe and his unique style of writing. Poe’s style of writing is described as “Dark Gothic.” Poe uses irony to create a comedic effect which only foreshadows the horror ahead; his short story writing still giving readers the full effect of the story; Poe felt a story should be read in one sitting, with each event occurring in order keeping with the storyline as he states in his essay “The Philosophy of Composition.” His use of imagery and symbolism putting pictures in our minds leaving us in suspense; the unreliable narrator, clearly in an effort to substantiate his sanity is definite verification of his insanity....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 1540 words
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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe - The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe In "The Cask of Amontillado," Edgar Allan Poe uses several different artistic choices in the construction of the story. He manipulates the story to be the way he wants it to be by using the point of view of the narrator, the setting, and a common monotonous sentiment throughout. Poe is successful in maintaining a "spirit of perverseness" that is prevalent in most of his works. The point of view plays a very important role in influencing the reader's perception of the story....   [tags: Poe Amontillado Cask] 1695 words
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Comparing the Narration of The Cask of Amontillado and The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe - Comparing the Narration of The Cask of Amontillado and The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe is the author of many great pieces of literature. He uses his narrators to explain situations that are going on in their life. The narrators of "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Black Cat" demonstrate their love for mans inhumanity to man and animals through horrific murders. In "Cask of Amontillado", Montresor is the narrator....   [tags: Compare Contrast Literature] 1322 words
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Comparing Works of Edgar Allen Poe - Death-Despair-Revenge: A Recipe for a Good Drama "Scorching my seared heart with a pain, not hell shall make me fear again." Edgar Allan Poe, Tamerlane, Part II Death, despair, and revenge, these three words form a treacherous triangle to any reader who dare enter the mind of Edgar Allen Poe. In many of his works these expressions seem to form a reoccurring theme. Comparing the works "The Mask of the Red Death" and "The Cask of Amontillado", we will discuss these themes while analyzing the method behind Poe’s madness....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1816 words
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Obsession in The Tell-Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado - Obsession in The Tell-Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado Poe presents the narrators of "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Cask of Amontillado" as devious, obsessed characters. Both are overpowered by the need to consume the life of their victim. Though they use different strategies to carry out the murders in different ways, obsession is the driving force in both. It is this obsession that inspires them to design these cunning strategies and carry out the executions. The obsession of Montresor in "The Cask of Amontillado" and of the narrator in "The Tell-Tale Heart" is obvious throughout the stories....   [tags: Tell Tale Cask Comparison Compare Essays]
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The Cast of Amontillado - The Cast of Amontillado Edgar Allen Poe, born on January 19, 1809, is one of the greatest American writers of all time. “The story of Edgar Allen Poe’s life remains one of the most disputed and slandered in the pages of American biography, despite conscious attempts to revise the story and rehabilitate the life. Decadence and immorality, in the form of alcoholism, opium addiction, and his relationships with women, and prolific production, as a journalist, editor, poet, reviewer, critic, and fiction writer, have been emphasized as characterizing his brief life” (Lent 3)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Edgar Allen Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado" Is there really a perfect crime. This is the main point in Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado.” The story is a dark tale of a presumably insane man who suffers from, according to him, “the thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could” (Poe 75). One of the major factors in telling this story is the setting. The story is set primarily in the Montresor family catacombs, which provides the dark setting, filled with human remains, and this reflects where Montresor commits his crime, where no one will expect....   [tags: The Cask of Amontillado Edgar Allen Poe Essays] 1039 words
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Theme of Revenge in Poe's 'The Cask Of Amontillado' - The perfect revenge is an action so many scorned have attempted and what so many more have lusted after. Apt punishment for the offender, success without being discovered and fulfillment without regret are all elements for satisfactory vengeance. All were present in "The Cask of Amontillado." However, despite Montresor's actions seeming to be perfect, he does not fulfill the criteria for flawless revenge. Poe doesn't quite allow readers to feel convinced of his main character's peace of mind. Subtle indications are strewn throughout the story that suggest otherwise....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe] 1382 words
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An Analysis of The Cask of Amontillado - An Analysis of “The Cask of Amontillado      In “The Cask of Amontillado” Edgar Allan Poe takes us on a journey into the mind of a mad man. The story relates a horrible revenge made even more horrible by the fact that the vengeance is being taken when no real offense had been given. In a short space and with ultimate technical skill, Poe creates a nightmare, guaranteed to give the reader a sleepless night.      The plot of the story is a simple one. Montresor tales revenge on his friend Fortunato by luring him into the tunnels under the family estate....   [tags: essays research papers] 1273 words
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Edgar Allen Poe's The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar A. Poe’s, “The Cask of Amontillado”, is a witty and daring tale based on revenge. The plot of it though is very simple. Montresor, who carries a grudge against Fortunato for an offense that is never explained, leads a drunken Fortunato through a series of chambers beneath his palazzo with the promise of a taste of Amontillado, a wine that Montresor has just purchased. When the two men reach the last underground chamber, Montresor chains Fortunato to the wall, builds a new wall to seal him in, and leaves him to die....   [tags: essays research papers] 732 words
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Use of the Single Effect in A Cask of Amontillado - Use of the Single Effect in A Cask of Amontillado Edgar Allan Poe's "A Cask of Amontillado" is perhaps the most famous tale of terror ever written. Montresor, the story's narrator, leads the reader through his revenge on Fortunato. Montresor entices Fortunato into the dark recesses of the family catacombs with the promise of a very fine wine. At the climax of the story, Montresor shackles Fortunato to a wall and seals him away forever behind brick and mortar. In all of Poe's short stories he attempts to convey "a certain unique or single effect." "A Cask of Amontillado" expresses its dark view of human intention by using elements of irony, foreshadowing, and metaphor....   [tags: Cask Amontillado Essays] 730 words
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The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe - The Cask of Amontillado By: Edgar Allan Poe 1)How cohesive and organized is his writing. Edgar Allan Poe writes with a unique grotesque inventive style. Poe also includes a superb plot construction which hooks the reader at the very start because he sets up a situation which the fills the reader with anticipation to see what develops. In the first line of the story The Cask Of Amontillado(1846), he says, "...but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge." The first three paragraphs develops Montresor's thinking and planning of what he intends to do to Fortunato....   [tags: essays research papers] 2299 words
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A Comparison of Poe's Short Stories, The Cask of Amontillado and The Tell Tale Heart - I have read both short stories by Edgar Allen Poe, ‘the Cask of Amontillado, as well as ‘the Tell Tale Heart. Between these two stories lie many similarities and few differences. For instance, both of these stories the narrator describes a murder. In the Cask, the narrator Montressor, whose sanity is questionable, describes the way he murdered his rival Fortunato. The man Fortunato, who isn’t all that fortunate in death, has insulted Montressor many times and Montressor seeks revenge for so long, but hasn’t acted until now....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe, Short Story Analysis] 761 words
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Literary Comparison Theme - ... This illustrates the depth of Montresor’s desire to exert revenge on his friend, since the sole reason of his pleasure at seeing Fortunato is that he knew his plans had taken off, and he anticipated the satisfaction of the act of brutal revenge. As they walk into Montresor’s damp vaults to get the wine, it is apparent that the narrator sent all his servants to the carnival to guarantee that only he and Fortunato were at the vaults at the time. After Fortunato is heavily intoxicated with wine, Montresor ceases his moment and chains him up to a stone wall, and finally buries him alive....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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"The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allen Poe wrote a tale about two friends, Montresor (the main character) who feels very offended by an insult that Fortunato (his friend) made towards his family. The insult is unknown, but Montresor won't give up until he gets his revenge on Fortunato. The story is told from a first person point of view. The reader is led through the story by the narrator, Montresor. And in order to get the reader to understand the situation and the time that it takes place, Edger Allen Poe uses details of setting -- clothing, rooms, and sounds -- to create a mood of horror for the readers....   [tags: American Literature] 431 words
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