The Cask Of Amontillado Analysis

analytical Essay
715 words
715 words

The horror that presents itself in “The Cask of Amontillado,” like in many of Poe’s short stories, resides in the small amounts of proof that lies in Montresor’s alleged “insult” and “thousand injuries” from Fortunato.(insert citation here) Poe’s story “The Cask of Amontillado” features vengeance through a secret murder as a method of avoiding the use of the legal system for doing him justice. Law has no place in Montresor’s life, and the enduring terror of the short story is the epitome of execution without evidence. (insert citation here) Montresor subjects himself to re-experience Fortunato’s unintentional offense over and over making Montresor build in anger. In Montresor’s mind then appoints him to judge Fortunato’s fate in this story, which is Fortunato's enviable demise. It is because of this that Montresor becomes an unpredictable narrator.(insert citation here) Montresor admits to what he has done in his story approximately fifty years after its release. (insert citation here) Such a huge amount of time in between the actual events and the narration of the story makes the narration of the events less reliable and seem more fiction. The story “The Cask of Amontillado” has a skewed interpretation, it can be interpreted many ways. The fact that many different people find meaning of the story differently it all comes down to the stories horrific destination.
Poe’s fantastic use of imagery holds an idea to the questioning of his character's motives. In “The Cask of Amontillado”, Montresor's face was covered by a black mask, he not only represents blind righteousness but also revenge. In contrast to Montresor's apparel, Fortunato wears a colorful jester costume, and gets precisely and dreadfully fooled by Montresor’s underco...

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...The phrase that Fortunato says, “For the love of God, Montresor!” provoked a great deal of critical arguments. suggest (insert citation here) that Montresor has finally brought Fortunato to the pit of despair, seen through his invocation of a God that has left Montresor behind. Other critics, argue that Fortunato ridicules the “love of God,” thus making use of the identical irony that Montresor has successfully used to attract him to the catacombs. Those were Fortunato’s last words, and in the intense desperation that Montresor displays in response implys that he wants Fortunato more than he is willing to admit. Only when Montresor screams Fortunato name twice loudly, with no reply, does Montresor have a sick heart. The reason why Fortunato is so silent are vague, but maybe his refusal to answer Montresor is a type of desperate victory in otherwise dire situation.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how poe's "the cask of amontillado" features vengeance through a secret murder to avoid the use of the legal system for doing him justice.
  • Analyzes how poe uses foreshadowing to add suspense to the story, such as when fortunato starts to cough and montresor asks him if he wants to go back.
  • Analyzes how the closing moment of dialogue between montresor and fortunato amplify the terror and proposes that fortuneto ironically achieves a type of advantage over
  • Analyzes how poe's use of imagery in "the cask of amontillado" is an idea to the questioning of his character’s motives.
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