The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allen Poe Essay

712 Words Jul 15th, 2015 3 Pages
Revenge and Betrayal In “The Cask of Amontillado” Edgar Allen Poe uses evocative dialogue to draw in the reader. I perceive Poe’s writing style is from a dark emotional place so I knew this story would not disappoint. Even in the tone of the dark story, it is odd that Montresor speaks elaborately and almost brags about the deed he has done. The story being told in first person by Montressor begins as he plots and schemes to plan his revenge on someone he refers to as a friend Fortunato. I think Poe enjoys describing the intricate act of Montresor luring Fortunato, and even uses comedy in some areas. At times throughout the story I get the feeling that he does not want to go through with the plan but in the end there is no happy ending. Poe establishes the characters instantly in the story. Montressor is the adversary and Fortunato is a protagonist. Poe describes the costumes portraying Fortunato dressed in a jest costume with the cap and bells. This leads me to believe he is a fool in the story, which is strange seeing that his name mimics fortune. The Montressor is described in a black mask which in my mind fits his character as his thoughts are coming from a dark and possibly mentally unstable mind. Poe creates a mysterious setting that helps suggest what is to come. He uses compelling images while revealing the tale which keeps readers intrigued and anticipating the outcome or demise of Fortunato. I found myself researching a few of…

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