The Way I See The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

analytical Essay
1161 words
1161 words

According to R.J Russ “poe tells a tale of revenge and humiliation ,the way this particular story symbolizes poe’s work that has a mind boggling ending. although there is no motive,poe uses symbolism to try to answer questions in the short story ;amontillado clown costume , the way fortunato dies .” “My dear fortunato , you are luckily met. ” in the “cask of amontillado” there are plenty of things that mean something else for example fortunato , he is anything but fortunate. insisted as follows “we notice the apparition of irony in the story. the very name fortunato would clearly imply that this is a man of good fortune , when the actual case is that he is about to suffer a mostly untimely demise;the end of his life.’’ “And i to your long life .”he drank to fortunato’s short life. the simple name fortunato is ironic in the poem because he is everything but fortunate and dies.

kerry michael points out that “physical attacks injuries dont bother me , but atack my name and reputation (insults) and i will seek revenge.” “but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge .” the author was talking about how Montresor’s family motto is something similar to nobody harms me without being harmed. i find this to be very intreasting us as humans have a natural instinct that is in us to defend ourselves and those close’s to us. what i think is that montresor is getting his revenge on fortunato because maybe he slept with his wife any man would do the same. another opinion of mine would be fortunato might have taken montresor out of the liquor industry and have surpassed montresor and for this reason montresor kills fortunato

Brighthub portrays that “The treasure the narrator possesses is the knowledgeof the...

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...s knowledge of a perfect murder. Montresors pride was his code of arms his family motto of if i get hurt you get hurt. Fortunato was a true fool he was even dressed as one, his pride was his wine which leads to his fall.

Works Cited

Lorcher Trent “symbolism and irony in “The cask of amontillado.” Bright Hub Education.Bright hub, Inc. 9 oct 2013.web.17 Mar 2014

Russ .RJ “symbolism in Edgar allan poe’s the cask of amontillado.”Yahoo voices, yahoo, Inc.,28 April 2008. web . 17 Mar 2014.

Shroop Editorial Team. “the cask of amontillado” writing style .” shroop. university, Inc., 11 Nov 2008. web. 17 Mar 2014.

Study mode Editors. “Irony and symbolism in the cask of amontillado. Study Mode N.P, Oct 1999. web 17Mar 2014.

Wood .Kerry “literary. Analysis:irony in the cask of amontillado” By Edgar Allan Poe . Humanities 360 . Helium , inc. (Nov 2007. Web. 17 Mar 2014.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how poe uses symbolism to try to answer questions in the short story "cask of amontillado"
  • Analyzes how the name fortunato is ironic in the poem because he is nothing but fortunate and dies.
  • Analyzes how montresor's family motto is something similar to nobody harms me without being harmed.
  • Analyzes how brighthub portrays the narrator's treasure as the knowledge of the perfect revenge.
  • Narrates how montresor kills fortunato in the most diabolical manner and lives up to his family motto.
  • Analyzes how trent lorcher thinks that fortunato is dressed as a fool because in reality he was one who fell for the well-set trap of death.
  • Analyzes how fortunato's pride is that he knows a good and bad wine and can tell the difrence in wines. he prided himself on his connoisseurship.
  • Analyzes how fortunato's festive outfit contrasts with the ghastly fate that awaits him. it is a story of true madness, but it would have been insane if montresor had put on the motley himself.
  • Explains that the word cask is a sturdy cylindrical container for storing liquids. fortunato's pasion for good wine leaves him susceptible to flattery.
  • Analyzes how the atmoshere changes drastically when the two protagonists leave the gaiety of the carnival for the gloomy and desolate catacombs.
  • Analyzes how kerry michael wood confirms and says "the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are inbedded in the heel." anyone wants justice if it is something history has taught us is we want revenge/ justice
  • Analyzes how the backdrop of carnival season lends the story its fantastic nature, a nature trumped only by the madness of montresor's revenge.
  • Opines that shmoop editorial team suggest that "this is ironic because he’d have to be complete fool to think montresor is going to undo all those layers of bricks and let him out."
  • Analyzes how trent lorcher reports that fortunato refers to the masonic order and montresor pulls out a trowel, referring to brick layers.
  • Analyzes how fortunato thinks montresor means that he is happy to see him because of his expertise; meeting is luckily because carnival presents an excellent time for murder.
  • Analyzes the irony of fortunato not knowing the meaning of montresor's smile as do the hearers of the tale. he was happy to see him and knowing he was ghana kill him.
  • Analyzes how the characters, fortunato and montresor, are represented by symbolism and irony.
  • Describes the works of lorcher trent and russ.rj in "the cask of amontillado."
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