An Analysis of “The Cask of Amontillado” Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is a short story about a man who was wronged and decides to get revenge on the offending individual. Monstesor’s narration inadvertently shows the audience what he went through as he let anger and bitterness rage within him because of his wounded pride. There is also a dramatic irony in that Montresor shows concern for Fortunato at the same time he intends to kill him as they descend to the depths of the catacombs. A popular phrase says; “pride comes before the fall”. In “The Cask of Amontillado”, we see that both in Montresor as well as Fortunato.
False assumptions and lack of proof have led to horrific death of the innocent. The craving for revenge has always been a strong motive. In the short story “Cask of Amontillado” Edgar Allan Poe exposes the reader to the dark emotions of revenge through his use of diction, imagery, and plot in the story. Edgar Allan Poe used diction to present the reader with a broader view of revenge and clues on why Montresor wanted his revenge against Fortunato. Poe uses a grand choice of diction throughout the entire story, but there are some main points that need to be observed with a closer perspective to perhaps reveal and understand a deeper meaning.
Antoinette Crew Mr. Joe Guy English 1312 04 February 2014 Literary Analysis In Edgar Allen Poe’s, “The Cask of Amontillado”, the main character and narrator Montresor is introduced and displays all the characteristics of a cold-blooded killer. Montresor presents a vague understanding of the grave insult described as a thousand injuries from his victim Fortunato. Montresor displays a dark sense of humor throughout the story as he lures Fortunato into his death trap. Poe uses dramatic and verbal irony to express the dark nature of the story. Montresor’s dialogue makes specific use of verbal irony, because he knows Fortunato is clueless to the untimely death that awaits him.
This will mean concentrating on Hamlet's battle of wits with Claudius. Tragedies about revenge were fairly popular in Shakespeare's time-see Thomas Kyd- The Spanish Tragedy. 1. Consider the causes of Hamlet's desire for revenge, and the manner in which he pursues it. Some things that influence the course of Hamlet's revenge would be: • his attitude to Claudius; • his encounters with the ghost; • the Murder of Gonzago; • his relationship with his mother; • Polonius and his children; • Rosencrantz and Guildernstern.
In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, the setting plays huge role in describing mood in the story. All the descriptive details create a special mood as the story goes. In the beginning, Montresor, the maddened narrator of the story, immediately let the reader to his side by telling us Fortunato has “ventured upon insult”, and Montresor vows revenge. When the beginning effects all readers’ emotion, we never clearly know what happened to him, and what those “thousand injuries” are. Montresor tempt Fortunato into the catacomb under his palazzo to taste a cask of Amontillado in a carnival night.
A very good example of black humor can be found at the very beginning of the story itself: Montresor’s had "vowed revenge" against Fortunato, but he decided to mask his real feelings by outwardly appearing friendly towards him. "I continued as was my wont, to smile in his face." This grim irony of situation results in harsh 'black humor' with Montresor remarking sarcastically, this helps us have a more clear understanding of the story as well of making it more interesting, as, even though we have been told from the beginning that he’s going to kill Fortunato, there is a constant feeling of mystery and doubt that
* This is a prime example of situational irony as Macbeth becomes ruthless later in the play. * This can be seen in Act 5 Scene 3 when he calls his servant a ‘whey-face’. * He becomes a desperado and arrogant, as he knows he is going to hell anyway, so he has no qualms about committing more sins, because he has gone against the Divine Right of Kings. * In the film, during Macbeth’s soliloquy, wine is used as the main prop and is used in many ways. * Stewart occasionally pauses and sniffs the red wine cork.
“The Cask of Amontillado” is one of Poe’s greatest short stories. This story has two main characters, Montresor and Fortunato. In this story, Fortunato insulted Montresor, so Montresor vowed revenge. Fortunato is a very prideful character, so Montresor plays on Fortunato’s pride to lure him to the catacombs under the city where Montresor traps him. The lengths Montresor went to get revenge on Fortunato leads me to believe he is a very vindictive character.
“The Cask of Amontillado” Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is the perfect story of revenge. Frotunato insulted the Montressser therefore Montresser plans out his revenge. The suggest that when someone seeks revenge the will go to extreme lengths to achieve it. Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado” lets us inside the mind of a mad man seeking revenge on his friend Fortunato. Poe uses all the elements of fiction to support the theme.
Here he definitely doesn’t this of his plan of defeat. Furthermore, Romeo said, “… Now Tybalt take the “villain” back again that late thou gavest me for Mercutio’s soul is but a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company”. (3.1.116-121). Inherently, Romeo tells Tybalt to take back his insult for Mercutio’s soul is above them waiting for Tybalt to be slayed and keep him company. Meaning; he should definitely take back his insult or he will be fought and killed for the insult he had happened to have directed at