Essay on `` Cask Of Amontillado `` By Edger Allen Poe

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“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edger Allen Poe is a short story that has gone down in history. Edgar Allen Poe the author of “Cask of Amontillado” was a very deep, haunting writer who believed that people should be able to read a story in one sitting. Therefore he perfected the short story. In him believing this he wrote short stories like “Cask of Amontillado” that start in the middle of the story in the rising action. This is called “in medias res” or in the middle of things. Him doing this shows that Poe does not follow the Freytag’s Pyramid. The reader doesn’t know what has happened in the beginning of the story, there is no background telling the reader what happened following up to why the protagonist wants to kill Fortunato, and the reader is not provided with the main characters name until the end of the story because to Poe it does not really matter. It is a classic example of an unreliable character because the reader does not know why Montresor wants to kill Fortunato. The narrator tells the reader that Fortunato has insulted him but because it is not said what exactly happened he is considered an unreliable narrator. Poe does this wanting to jump right into the story because he does not care about the motives and the back story he just likes the to get right to the action and the important part of a story. “The Cask” is a very symbolic short story that makes for a very good horror, cruel, story to enjoy. It opens up with Montresor the protagonist of the story…

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