Setting: At a Carnival in unknown city of Italy III. Plot Montresor was planning to take revenge on Fortunato because he threw insults on him. He devise his plan during the carnival because he knew that Fortunato would be drunk. When he taunted that Fortunato was already drunk he approached him and told him about the Sherry of Amontillado that he had acquired. He used it to lure Fortunato to go with him to the vaults because Fortunato consider himself as a connoisseur on wines.
2) Summary: Charles May states in his article that Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado is a clear example of unity in short stories, and the reason for this is due to the use of irony; he mainly argues that even though the plot seems relatively simple, the irony filled story turns out to be decidedly complex. May supports his claim by providing numerous examples of some of the ironic situations that prevail in the story, such as some exchanges between Montresor and Fortunato, Montresor’s family motto and coat of arms, and other ironic elements. Furthermore, May does not only state these situations but also explains the true meanings behind these ironies. However, Charles overlooks some of the most obvious and relevant ironies: such as the title of the story and the ambiguity of the word Cask, meaning wine barrel and close relation to the word casket; also, the meaning of the name Fortunato, which means fortunate or lucky. Nevertheless, despite the omission of these and many other distinct and relevant ironies, May draws attention to certain situations that might be easily overlooked and raises relevant points that reinforce his statement that this short story’s plot is not
“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe. Montresor lifetime of guilt in “The Cask of Amontillado” In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Edgar Allan Poe portrays Montresor’s plans to destroy Fortunato. Montresor plans to inflict punishment on Fortunato in return for, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato [he] had borne” (Poe 1). Montresor waits until carnival season, a time of “supreme madness” (1), when Fortunato is already half drunk and very vulnerable, to carry out his plans. Montresor lures Fortunato to the vaults and allows him to consume enough wine to make him have impaired judgment.
In the short story by Edgar Allen Poe, “The Cask of Amontillado”, and Such revenge is plotted in ways only imagined by someone like Poe. “At length, I would be avenged” (Paragraph 1). Revenge, deceit, betrayal, and devotion: these are the tones you can expect from this cryptic tale. You will be left with the question of justice (as Montresor did): is “eye for an eye” truly justice? Or is it an excuse to further commit crimes in the name of justice?
Casagemas returned to France, and on the evening of February 17th, 1901, he committed suicide in public at a restaurant in front of his friends (Arnason 160). Picasso, hearing about the very public and violent suicide of his close friend, was thrown into a deep depression of his own. The following quote describes Picasso’s thoughts and actions after his friend’s death; “Picasso tackled his emotional turmoil and angst in the way he knew best – with tubes of paint. Blue paint. A melancholy, monochromatic palette.
In “The Masque of the Red Death,” by Edgar Allan Poe, an epidemic disease called The Read Death inflicts massive death and destruction upon a people of a fictional country. Prince Prospero, however, is hopeful that he and his dominions will survive. He summons his friends and knights and retreats to within the castle walls confident that they will fend off the plague. After several months he decides to throw a masquerade ball. At midnight a ghastly figure appears; the plaque has infiltrated the castle.
In the meanwhile Thompson and his lawyer have racked up a huge room service bill and have been checking out various casinos and bars around town. When they return to the hotel Thompson’s attorney has a head full of acid which leads to him pulling a knife on Thompson. After the slight altercation Thompson tries to catch some sleep and his attorney goes back to playing the bath tub. Soon after his attorney became paranoid about being in Vegas and got on a plane to Los Angeles leaving Thompson alone. After remaining in Las Vegas for some time Thompson becomes increasingly paranoid about being arrested and his room service bill so he decides to head back to Las Angeles as well.
In “Cask of Amontillado” Poe uses this as the deep and dark place where Montresor tells Fortunato he is holding the Amontillado for his tasting. To Fortunato’s surprise he finds himself in a niche of the catacomb and is chained by Montresor having been entombed to suffer a slow and agonizing death. The title “Cask of Amontillado” has an ironic and foreshadowing meaning; not just a literal one. Cask is a word meaning a barrel used to hold wine, but also means a casket to lay the dead to rest in. Amontillado is a rare wine of that time usually brought out in great celebration.
Tiffany Etheridge Mr. Vogt. 4/26/13 English1 Edgar Allan Poe is one of greatest American authors and poets. He is well-known as a master of using irony in his story. “The Cask of Amontillado” is a horror story about revenge of Montresor upon Fortunato. Fortunato believes Montresor is his good friend, but he ends up with being chained and walled in to the catacombs.
In the short story, "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe, Poe uses two types of irony, dramatic and verbal. Dramatic irony is when the reader perceives something that a character in the story does not. Poe uses this type of irony in the character Fortunato. Verbal irony is when the character says one thing and means something else. This type of irony can be recognized in the statements that the characters, Fortunato and Montresor, say to one another.