The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe Essay

706 Words Feb 15th, 2016 3 Pages
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 like Fortunato to taste it so he could find out the authenticity of the wine. This the start of a brilliant revenge plot of Montresor. Fortunato now insists that they go to Montresor’s vault despite Montresor’s saying there is nitre. He keeps offering to take Fortunato back home but Fortunato is determined to taste the Amontillado. In the mist of all of this, Montresor has sent his servants to the Carnival and…

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