What Is The Suspense In The Cask Of Amontillado

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A supposed “friendship” between a crazed murderer and a drunk ends in a horrible fate for the drunk. In this short horror, “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, the reader is brought to the mind of a psychopathic man who has a huge hunger for murder. The readers are walked through chilling and suspenseful thoughts of the narrator, then brought through unsettling places that will surely send a chill down your spine, and later brought through words of suspense. This is where Poe is creating the shocking moods and details throughout “The Cask of Amontillado.” This story shows that it doesn’t just need to have certain places to make a story hair-raising, it can be the thoughts and the things said too. There are times where this is implanted in the story to make the reader feel a sense of eerie moods. When Montresor is exaggerating to Fortunato during a toast “to [his] long life” while in the streets of the carnival, that brings in a little mood of tension. Although It seems that Montresor is a …show more content…
A lot of words were more on the hostile side. One of the words that definitely stood out to me was “avenged” at the beginning of the story. I noticed this when Montresor was talking about avenging his family’s name after being insulted. There were some other words that were darker and had a little more of a bigger effect on the story. One example of this is when he then starts talking a little more about Fortunato and how he wants to get “revenge” on him. This gave me a bigger hint that Montresor was not a very good person. Now, there are a lot more words in this story that make it dark, but there was one particular word that stuck out the most. It was when Montresor was talking about how he would “punish” Fortunato in the worst possible way. This showed me that Montresor was serious about what he was going to do to

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