The Cast Of Amontillado Analysis

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The Cast of Amontillado Analysis
The story “The Cask of Amontillado” is written by Edgar Allan Poe. This story is mainly about the character Montresor is out for revenge on the other character Fortunato. Montresor makes a plan to get his revenge on Fortunato and actually kills him. This story has a few literary devices throughout it. A few of literary devices that are flowing through this story are conflicts, irony, and foreshadowing.
The story has conflict all through it. The conflicts are all in different ways. Man vs self is a conflict that Montresor was dealing with. Montresor says “My heart grew sick; it was the dampness of the catacombs that made it so” (870). This shows that Montresor is feeling a little bit of guilt about the plan he is doing. Man vs Man is another conflict that played a huge part in this story. Montresor wants revenge on Fortunato. Montresor says, “When he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge” (866). Montresor vowed revenge because Fortunato disrespected his family and made jokes about his family. Man vs. native occurs when Montresor states, “The vaults are insufferably damp” (867). Montresor says that because the air is bad in the
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Fortunato will be fooled by Montresor. Montresor says, “He did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation” (866). Foreshadowing is shown by Fortunato because he is dressed in a foolish costume and will equally be a fool. Montresor leads Fortunato down through the catacombs and in the walls bones lay there. Poe writes, “The bones had been thrown down, and lay promiscuously upon the earth” (869). This shows that the bones in the catacombs foreshadow that Fortunato will die. Montresor states that Fortunato will be missed by saying, “You are a man to be missed” (868). Montresor says this to foreshadow that Fortunato will become a missing man when he is not in the cellar. Foreshadowing in this story makes bold statements when they are being

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