Irony And Symbolism In The Cask Of Amontillado

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The Cask of Amontillado is a short story written by Edgar Allen Poe. The story took place in Italy, on one carnival night. In the story Montresor uses the Festival carnival 50 years earlier as a way of revenge of Fortunato. It’s told in the first person point of view and the narrator isn’t revealed till later on in the story. Poe uses Irony and Symbolism to uncover both the charterers in the story and get his revenge back on Fortunato.
The beginning of the story it was really nothing to it. The two main characters in the short story are Fortunato and Montresor we do not learn much about them, because Poe instantly gets the reader’s attention the way he starts his story off. We did not get to find anything out about their families, age, background,
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The way he describes it to the readers let us know that it was set up. Poe uses really good details talking about the different things that were down there. He describes it as, “in its surface were two iron staples, distant from each other about two feet, horizontally. From one of these depended a short chain, from the other a padlock” (Poe). One would think that if Fortunato was to see that he would have an idea about what Montresor was about to do to him but he was too intoxicated. If you were reading it you could tell Poe was had an attitude toward the situation he was in. Montresor did not care about the pain that Fortunato was in regardless of all the sounds Fortunato was making. His alcohol has worn off and he as Poe said, “I had of this was a low moaning cry from the death of the recess” (Poe). The way Montresor attitude was he was worried about that he just kept …show more content…
The way Poe explains his details and talks about things leaves readers wanting to know more about what’s going to happen. When the two were walking down to the catacombs the details he describes and the way he was started let us know it was dark and gloomy. The tone he uses was attitude but of course the reader would know that because he is mad and wants revenge so everything he talks about let us know he did not really care about things. Poe was unreliable in this short story and it gives details. When he only brought one pipe that night. Montresor is not a real person but a character made by

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