Examples Of Irony In The Cask Of Amontillado

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Irony is the uses of word to express something different from and often opposite to their literary meaning. Irony is used across literary genres to a variety of effects. There are three main types of irony that were often used by many authors. First is verbal irony or the irony that happens when conversational expectation is undermined. Second is dramatic irony or the irony that occurs when audiences know something that the character doesn’t know and the last is situational irony or the irony that happens when a text’s plot takes a completely different turn than both the characters and the audience expect. In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, the story took place in the catacombs. This story concentrated on two characters which was Montresor and Fortunato. Montresor wanted to take a revenge on Fortunato because he was mocking him; therefore, Montresor planed everything out and convinced Fortunato by…show more content…
In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montresor told his servants that he was not going to come back home. This action is verbal irony because he meant opposite in what he said. It also created a suspense to the story for the audience to think what would happen next. Unlike the story, “The Lamb to the Slaughter,” Mary reaction toward her action for killing her husband is also an irony and it also created an exciting mood to the audience because no one would expect that to happen. Montresor also mention about Fortunato’s cough in “The Cask of Amontillado.” He said that it was going to be bad for Fortunato to stay in the catacomb because of his cough. This is the example of verbal irony that also create a suspense that the cough is not going to kill Fortunato but Montresor does. Unlike the story, “The Lamb and the Slaughter,” after Mary killed her husband she went to the grocery to create an alibi. The author used this situational irony to create an exciting mood to the
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