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    story?s sin. ... ... middle of paper ... ...ntressor?s catacombs, ?I drink to the buried that repose around us,? not knowing he soon would join them. The sinful deceit in ?The Cask of Amontillado? is linked to Poe?s use of irony, descriptive detail, and character traits. The short story successfully creates an emotion of sin and deceit. Through his writing techniques we get a vivid idea of his deception and darkness. The damp catacombs of ?The Cask of Amontillado? complement the dark doings,

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    Amontillado Symbolism

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    The catacombs, in “The Cask of Amontillado,” are used to symbolize death. The catacombs, back in this time period, were used as an underground cemetery where people would bury their loved ones. The catacombs are symbolic because it is where Montresor was able to detain Fortunato and bury him alive, alongside his dead loved ones. “We had passed through walls of pilled bones, with casks and puncheons intermingling, into the inmost recesses of the catacombs. I paused again, and this

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    Edgar Alan Poe's The Cask of Amontillando

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    like catacombs where he keeps his wine and where... ... middle of paper ... ...tunato is drunk and nobody is going to miss him because everybody is busy partying. Additionally, Montresor enjoys his revenge by giving Fortunato more than one chance do go back while they were walking down to the catacombs by telling him that the mold will affect your cough and they should go back. However, Fortunato’s vanity and excitement about wine tasting make him stay and continue his way to the catacombs. At

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    Edgar Allan Poe's The Cast of Amontillado, which takes place in the the Montresor family catacomb, is a short, fictional story about revenge. Fortunato, a man who “prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine”, has inflicted a “thousand injuries” upon Montresor, the narrator. When Fortunato “ventured upon insult,” Montresor finally “vowed revenge.” After leading Fortunato through his catacombs in search for a cask of Amontillado, Montresor exacts his revenge. He chains Fortunato to a granite wall

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    a drunken fool. Fortunato is obviously a fool to follow Montresor into the catacombs not only is Fortunato risking illness due to large concentrations of nitrite, all for just a messily pipe of wine, he is walking into a trap which makes Fortunato’s appearance of a fool, due to his attire, jump out to the reader in an ironic fashion. Nevertheless even though Fortunato is an idiot to follow Montresor deep into the catacombs for only wine, maybe it’s because Fortunato is possibly an alcoholic, and he

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    Amontillado in his possession. Fortunato expresses great interest in wanting to verifying and drinking this rare sherry authenticity. Once convinced Montresor takes Fortunato to under underground catacombs’ of his family, this is where he says that he has this rare wine. As they go deeper into the catacombs Montresor gives him a Medoc and later will give him a Flagon de Grave, to keep him drunk until they reach their point. As they keep going Fortunato keeps coughing because of the damp air and the

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    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

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    the catacombs, the family motto, “Nemo me impune lacessit” is inscribed on the door. The motto means “No one harms me unpunished” (Poe, pg. 868) which is a statement that foreshadows the dramatic end of the story. We, as the readers, already know that narrator vowed to get revenge on his friend, Fortunato. Poe utilizes this vital information by placing the motto on the catacombs, giving us an immediate indication that the narrator will inflict his punishment on the Fortunato in the catacombs by the

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    The psychoanalytic theory, Sigmund Freud is considered to be the founder of the psychodynamic approach psychology which looks closely at the unconscious drives that motivates an individual to act certain ways. In Sigmund Freud’s Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming he analyzes connections between literature and psychoanalysis. Freud stated that artist express themselves through art or writing often taking their built up aggression on to their on art just to relieve stress in their lives. Through their

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    have been imposed upon. And as for Luchesi, he cannot distinguish Sherry from Amontillado.” (Poe 227). Montresor plays into Fortunato’s ego knowing that he will want to be the judge of the Amontillado. Montresor deceptively lures Fortunato into the catacombs using his love for wine to lead him to his death. The narrator states “There were no attendants at home; they had absconded to make merry in honor of the time. I had told them that I should not return until the morning, and had given them explicit

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