Irony in the cask of amontillado by edgar allan poe
... Irony in “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe Introduction Throughout Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic short story, “The Cask of Amontillado”, there is obvious, subtle, verbal, and dramatic irony. According to fatherryan.org, the author’s “Single Effect” theory in the story is pure irony, and all elements from, setting, to largely every word uttered by Montresor contributes to the ironic effect. The author uses different forms of irony to create suspense, add a sense of macabre humor, and foreshadow the story’s ending (Cummings para.12). This discourse aims to highlight the how the writer uses irony to achieve this.
2. Obvious Irony
There are several instances where the author uses obvious irony in ...