Examples Of Irony In The Cask Of Amontillado

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In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” irony appears in Fortunato’s name. The word Fortunato originates from fortunate, which means fortunate, blessed, and happy. However in this story it seems to be darker, and mysterious for a short story. Fortunato is what you would call an addict and someone who trust people way too easily. He also has too much pride. The actions of Fortunato lead him to his murder by Montresor. Montresor, starts the story off by telling the audience that Fortunato has betrayed him and he was tired of it, Because Fortunato is gullible to his actions, he does not see Montresor’s plotting against him. Montresor plans is to use wine for his revenge (Fortunato’s addiction) for …show more content…
From the beginning of the short story, the audience can tell Fortunato had been drinking excessively, and he is absolute not in his right to make coherent decision. With that being said Montresor sees this his great opportunity to take his revenge out on him. Montresor was planning his tricks during Fortunato’s most vulnerable time. Fortunato fell into Montresor’s trap when Montresor brought up the Amontillado tasting. It is like he heard the word wine and he was set. Montresor was able to convince Fortunato to follow him to the vaults and taste the wine. Throughout the Story, Montresor was also forcing more wine on Fortunato to “keep warm.” Even though Fortunato was already drunk enough, he continued to drink bottles of the wine that Montresor had offered, because he was feeding his need. When Montresor and Fortunato arrived at the cask, Montresor had asked Fortunato to step into the opening of the vault. Without any doubt, Fortunato stepped into the vault. Not knowing what Montresor was truly about to do to him. Fortunato continued asking Montresor about the Amontillado. Montresor pushed and pushed Fortunato to look inside the vault. Because Fortunato was dependent on Montresor and getting him to the cask of Amontillado, he trusted Montresor to do anything he could to get him to

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