Essay of : The Cask of Amontillado The narrator's attitude toward Forunato is unforgiving, angry, and cold hearted. It is evident because he had vowed to get revenge. He wanted to punish Fortunato so he punishes him in away that his pain is as painful as he had felt, he was two faced. Generally speaking, Montresor had vowed to get revenge on Fortunao. Montresor states, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.” (Page 9). In arguing this claim, Montresor argues that, he wants revenge, but not because of the injuries, he wants revenge because of the of the insult. Montresor thinks that Fortunato knew what he was doing and what he was risking but Fortunato had chosen to insult him. Montresor was angry at Fortunato for what he had done, he wasn't willing to forgive Fortunato. However, he wanted to punish Fortunato so he punishes him in away that his pain is a painful as he had felt. As claimed by Montresor, “I must not only punish but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done wrong.” (Page 9). In other words, the narrator asserts that Montresor needs to punish Fortunato in a way, but escape the punishment that is to come if Montresor gets caught. If Montresor was to be caught the wrong wouldn't be set right, also the wrong-doer Fortunato in this case, wouldn't be set right if he didn't know that Montresor was the avenger. In this situation, We all know that by now Montresor is two faced. The narrator explains, “It must be understood the neither by…
After the Cassk of Amontillado
Fourty nine years later and I had relived the day I killed Fortunato in my head about one thousand times, but evey time I think about it all I remember was him saying "“For the love of God, Montresor!” This was the last words that came out of that back stabbing "friend" Fortunato's mouth. I never knew what this meant did it mean that I brought Fortunato to the pit of desperation and dread, and he felt that god had left him behind? Or did Fortunato…
Why Don’t I Pour You Another Glass of Wine?: Irony in Edgar Allen Poe’s “Cask of Amontillado”
“I drink,” Fortunato says, “to the buried that repose around us.” To which Montresor replies “And I to your long life.” This is coming from the man that is about to chain and bury his friend alive in an underground crypt. Edger Allen Poe’s short story “Cask of Amontillado” is filled with much irony from Fortunato’s name to how he is being lured down to the catacomb.
The leading character and narrator…
way. Through Montresor’s eyes the audience sees his plans unfold as the drunken Fortunato is whisked away from Carnival on the promise of his deepest weakness, Amontillado wine. But as the two enter into the depths of the catacombs beneath Montresor’s palazzo, one sees that Fortunato’s fortune is soon to run dry. In “The Cask of Amontillado”, Edgar Allen Poe masterfully combines the elements of fiction; yet his use of irony, symbolism and theme stand out among the rest, intertwining to create a captivating…
The Cask of Amontillado
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
The questions below refer to the selection “The Cask of Amontillado.”
____ 1. According to Montresor, he decides to seek revenge against Fortunato because Fortunato —
attacked him with his fists
injured him more than a thousand times
stole some valuable wine from him
____ 2. According to Montresor, revenge would not be successful if he…
Eng-102 (CGA): Professor Sateriale
Formal Response 4
3 March 2013
The Cask of Amontillado
Edgar Allan Poe, an American short-story writer, essayist, and poet, published “The Cask of Amontillado” in 1846. It was his last, and some say greatest, short story. It’s a tale of revenge, death, fear, and trust set in a vast underground Italian catacomb (underground cemetery).
The whole plot deals with the inebriation and, ultimately, the live burial of the antagonist, Fortunato. The…
2/3 Language Arts
29 September 2014
Extended Response - Point of view
Question 2: How can we tell Montresor is unreliable? What is the purpose of using this type of narrator?
In Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe uses an unreliable narrator in the form of Montresor. We can tell Montresor is unreliable by this sentence on page 174, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” Montresor seems to exaggerate…
Revenge has been sought after for many reasons so as quirky as this one, the short story “The Cask of Amontillado”, by Edgar Allan Poe. Montresor has been hinder many times by Fortunado, so in doing so Montresor takes his revenge on Fortunado for these crimes upon him. Causing intense use of symbolism and irony throughout the Cask of Amontillado that establishes the short story as an indeed interesting candidate worthy of thorough analysis. These skillful tactics used…
English 9H, Period 2
14 October 2014
The Cask of Amontillado
Edgar Allan Poe uses irony to foreshadow, create suspense, and elicit an emotional response from the reader. In Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montresor says, “My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met” (Poe 7). This phrase is used foreshadow the events to come. In this phrase, Montresor is greeting his supposed friend, Fortunato, and is saying that he is lucky to be meeting him, when in fact…
March 11, 2014
"A Cask of Amontillado"
The short story "A Cask of Amontillado", by Edgar Allen Poe, Poe takes the reader into the thoughts of a murderer for revenge. The major theme to "A Cask of Amontillado" is pride versus revenge as well as humiliation. The reader is experiencing the horror of dramatic irony that we, the audience, knows that Montresor has planned to murder Fortunado, while Fortunado does not. Personally, I can relate to Montresor…
“Araby” and “The Cask of Amontillado”: A Comparison
I found the stories “Araby,” by James Joyce and “The Cask of Amontillado,” by Edgar Allan Poe to have a similar idea behind them. They both seem to be stories involving someone manipulating the actions of another person. I will be talking about and comparing the different elements of each story and their relevance.
Both stories take place in different countries. In “Araby” the story is about a boy from Ireland. The country itself doesn’t…