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.
Studymode.com 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 education.com 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.
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