Dramatic Irony In The Cask Of Amontillado

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In the short story The Cask of Amontillado, the audience learned that you should treat everyone like you want to be treated or you might end up dead like the main protagonist Fortunato. Montresor was a rich man who vowed revenge on Fortunato who he had finally insulted Montresor for the last time. Montresor is willing to do whatever it takes to get revenge. In the story, the author, Edgar Allan Poe, used irony, setting, and characterization, to create a creepy mood.

In the story Poe used irony to create a creepy mood. One example of dramatic irony was when the audience knew what was to come of Fortunato but he didn’t know. For example, “It must be understood that neither by word nor deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will. I

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