Foreshadowing In The Cask Of Amontillado Analysis

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In Edgar Allan Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado, he writes an unsympathetic harsh story of revenge. The narrator, Montresor, is telling the story 50 years after the event have occurred and he then begins to tell the story of how he sought revenge from Fortunato. Poe’s reasoning for writing the story was so people could read the story in one sitting and they wouldn’t have to take a months to read a novel. In the short story, The Cask of Amontillado, the characters and foreshadowing both help tell a well-rounded story. Poe uses these elements to paint a picture of how Montresor got revenge upon Fortunato. The story starts off with Montresor immediately telling the reader that Fortunato insulted him and he now sought revenge with no mercy. Montresor, then says that Fortunato is a man to be respected and feared at the same time because of his wine connoisseurship. Montresor then says it is carnival season and that he has spotted his friend, Fortunato, who particularly drunk. He tells Fortunato he has bought some Amontillado and has his doubts about the wine so he would …show more content…
When Fortunato is coughing profusely, Montresor ask if he wants to leave. Fortunato replies with I shall not die from a cough and Montresor responds with “true, true.” Poe constantly put foreshadowing such as this one to show Montresor’s plan of revenge is to kill Fortunato. Another example of foreshadowing was when they were drinking wine on their way to the Amontillado. As Fortunato said a toast of some sort, Montresor responded with “And I to your long life.” Foreshadowing is a vast element in The Cask of Amontillado. The Cask of Amontillado is a great short story. Edgar Allan Poe makes an effort to give a worthy character description for the reader. He also uses the element foreshadowing to help the reader draw accurate conclusions to the ending of the story. Poe uses these to tell a good story that the reader can finish in one

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