Essay on Analysis Of The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe

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Summary & Response of “The Cask of Amontillado”
Edgar Allan Poe is known for literary devices, and that is why I love his stories. Every time I read his stories it excites me on how he uses literary devices. For example the name Fortunato means the fortune one, which is funny since because he was unfortunate to be the target. When it comes to Poe Allegory, and Symbolism are hard to see if whoever is reading doesn’t pay full attention to it. “The Cask of Amontillado” was a tough to figure out the Allegory, and the Symbolism.
In this paper I’m going to talk about the Allegory, and the Symbolism that went on in the story “The Cask of Amontillado”. For example The Coat of Arms, the meaning of Fortunato, and Montresor, and the spider webs in the catacomb. I will also tell how all three of them show symbolism to make the meaning of the story deeper. The narrator who is also named Montresor is looking for revenge on Fortunato, because Fortunato has hurt him in some way. We did not learn that the narrator was Montresor until the very end, because his name was not said until Fortunato was begging for mercy.
Montresor wants to find a way to punish Fortunato with hurting himself. Montresor decided to trap him an a man sized hole in the wall at the bottom of his catacomb, where he keeps his wine. Montresor convinced Fortunato to go down to the catacomb by telling him he has Amontillado, which is a type of wine. On the way there Montresor kept making Fortunato drink, so Fortunato can…

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