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The design in which the author brings out his message in the Cask of Amontillado story would be that people should always be careful whenever they are talking bad about other people. The issue of trust is also quite common in this story (Poe, 23).
The author’s main point is primarily from Montresor who is the story’s main character. Alternatively, the author shades light on how Montresor exacts his revenge throughout the story and his self-satisfied reaction to the outcomes of the tragedies (Poe, 28). As readers of the story, the readers might be tempted to judge Montresor as a cold-blooded murder and an unreasonable character since his presentation to us is his poor motivations. However, there is the other side of Montresor where he has good will pretense and has careful Fortunato manipulation, which generally indicates care upon the planned Fortunato’s death. The readers have also a classic Poe’s case as an unreliable narrator. Throughout the story, his guilt and irrational nature tends to stop him from presenting himself as a truthful narrator to the reader (Poe, 40).
On a closer inspection of the story, it is quite evident that Montresor has a black sense of humor. This character amuses the horrified reader especially when he directs Furtunato into his trap. By doing this, Montresor informs the audience regarding his intentions thus before the start of the story of his happenstance with Fortunato. On the other hand, Poe employs both dramatic and verbal irony in conveying the darkness of the Cask of Amontillados story. Verbal irony in this case is used to illustrate how the speaker contrasts his literal meaning with the speaker’s actual message. Alternatively, Montresor’s dialogue use in the story demonstrates the use of verbal irony (Poe, 35). There is also the aspect of dramatic irony in which the author uses throughout the story.
Dramatic irony is generally as a result of disconnection which mainly occurs
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The tale is filled with images of bones, death, and decay ironically at a time of great merrymaking and carnival activities. Wine and alcohol are mentioned throughout the story, highlighting Fortunato’s dependence and indulgence in such delights.
The narrator and murderer in the story is never introduced by Poe till the end of the story. This keeps reader engaged in the plot of the story and he keeps guessing the plot structure and characterization additionally, it has also supported the writer in escalating the suspense and thrill in the story.
When evil is put in disguise, one is able to optimize on one’s evilness and the sense of achievement is enhanced. Montresor might not have been as prudent in his plotting against Fortnato had he been straight forward in his approach and transparent in his intentions.
The narrator thinks that he has been wronged by Fortunato and vows to take revenge to settle his score with Fortunato. Though the injuries are innumerable, yet the narrator is motivated to retaliate due to the insult hurled upon him by Fortunato. The narrator, Montresor devises a wicked plan to satisfy his vindictive passion.
The victim, narrator and reader are enclosed in a sequence of ever-mounting fear and tension, to the final entrapment. Poe used the device of enclosures to force the confrontation of the deepest human fears; death, burial alive, and the potential for wickedness and madness in the human mind.
Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" is recognized as one of his most well-known literary contributions because of its intricate and complicated plot of murder. The story relates Montressor's clever plan of murdering his unsuspecting victim Fortunato as his reasonable revenge for the insults he received.
unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong (Poe, 107).” In short, the narrator is saying that two criteria need to be met in order for him to get back at Fortunato for his insult. First, he needs to know exactly who was
have been case studies in abnormal psychology made the story a highly interesting and educational reading material for those interested in discovering how the human mind works. His depiction of the method by which the human mind process jealousy and pride into an act of revenge