Analysis Of The Book ' The Cask Of Amontillado ' By Edgar Rice Burroughs

1477 Words Oct 7th, 2015 6 Pages
All through the semester, read a numerous amount of short stories, ranging from Tarzan of the apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs to Spunk by Zora Neale Hurston. Each story includes their own twists and turns. Out of all the stories, I choose to write about The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe. While reading this story, you can tell that Poe utilizes a lot of Irony with all of his characters. Fortunato (the main character) but at the end of the story, he is killed by Montresor. “No answer still. I thrust a torch through the remaining aperture and let it fall within. There came forth in reply only a jingling of the bells. My heart grew sick—on account of the dampness of the catacombs. I hastened to make an end of my labor. I forced the last stone into its position; I plastered it up. Against the new masonry I re-erected the old rampart of bones. For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them. In pace requiescat!”.(Meyer,743). Another way Poe uses Irony would be when the character talk to one another. For example, when Montresor first tells Fortunato that he does not want him to go taste the Amontillado. ““Come, let us go.” “Whither?” “To your vaults.” “My friend, no; I will not impose upon your good nature. I perceive you have an engagement. Luchesi——” “I have no engagement;—come.” “My friend, no. It is not the engagement, but the severe cold with which I perceive you are afflicted. The vaults are insufferably damp. They are encrusted with…

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