The Cask Of Amontillado Foreshadowing Analysis

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“The Cask of Amontillado” and “A Rose for Emily” both relate to each other by telling the story of one who commits a terrible act upon another individual. In “The Cask of Amontillado”, two characters are the focus of the story. Montresor decides to murder Fortunato. He does this by simply having Fortunato intoxicated and bringing him down to the catacombs where Montresor chains Fortunato to a large stone and slowly walls him in. Fortunato is sick and dying, the damp underground cave only accelerates this. At the end, Montresor waits till Fortunato yells one last time before he falls. The story explains that the bones of Fortunato was left alone for decades before Montresor decided to revisit the remains of Fortunato. In “A Rose for Emily”, …show more content…
Foreshadowing allows for the reader to receive little hints about the possible future of the plot which builds tension. In “The Cask of Amontillado” foreshadowing is used quite a lot to move the story forward smoothly. One example is when Fortunato is described in the story heavily coughing while hiking down into a damp catacomb. The coughing itself should reveal that foreshadowing is being used to hint that Fortunato might die. If Fortunato was not coughing, it would create a hole in the plot and make the ending of the story seem out of place. The foreshadow of the coughing helped to build proper tension and continue the story forward with no holes in the plot, as the cough is essential to the overall story. Another time foreshadowing is used in “The Cask of Amontillado” is when Montresor reveals that he is a mason. Normally this would not be a big deal, however, the fact he reveals that he is a mason in the catacombs gives the reader a bit of foreshadow. Once again, if Montresor did not reveal the fact he was a stonemason while in the catacombs, it would have disturbed the flow of the story. The detail about Montresor was inserted perfectly into the story, and was necessary to carry on the tension between the characters and overall story. The fact that Montresor revealed that he was a mason in a catacomb gives readers clues that Fortunato was going to be killed. This helps to keep the readers engaged until the climax. Foreshadowing is also used in “A Rose for Emily”. Foreshadowing occurs a few times in the plot of “A Rose for Emily”. First, Emily is seen at the store buying poison for rats. Not only is this action essential to the plot of the story, but it is also a strong foreshadow that happens in the story. Emily buys rat poison to poison Homer Barron, who is someone she loves a lot. She kills him so he can't ever leave her house so she could spend the rest of her days with his corpse, since she was afraid he

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