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  • Use Of Irony In The Story
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    It is Edgar Allan Poe's intense use of symbolism and irony throughout "The Cask of Amontillado" that establishes the short story as a candidate worthy of analysis. The skillful use of these devices are utilized by the author to create this horrific and suspenseful short story. Irony and symbolism in "The Cask of Amontillado" greatly effect the outcome of Fortunato's well being. "The Cask of Amontillado" should be regarded as a slice of a horror story, which revolves around the theme of revenge a...
  • Erdrich's Approach To Pauline's Revenge
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    Malicious Vengeance: The Ghastly Acts of Murder Both Edgar Allen Poe's short story, "The Cast of Amontillado", and Louise Erdrich's essay, "Fleur", have prominent themes about revenge, Poe focused on the act of Revenge, whereas Erdrich focused more on the events leading up to the horrific act. Poe's short story of revenge discusses how the main character, Montresor, abuses the victim's trust to ultimately kill him. The story starts out with the victim, Fortunato, and the avenger, Montresor, joki...
  • Montersor's Confessions
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    Revenge Revenge is the deliberate act of inflicting injury in return for injury. Revenge also is the ghost that haunts one man's soul for almost fifty years in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado". Is vengeance really satisfied by Montersor in Poe's tale No, not only is it not satisfied, but also ironically he damns himself for all eternity! At the beginning Montersor gives us his two criteria for revenge: "A wrong" he says "is un redressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is ...
  • Montresor's Coat Of Arms Motto
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    Clint Kale 11/22/97 Literary Analysis Literary Analysis: The Cask of Amontillado In Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Cask of Amontillado", a character named Montresor vows revenge on the man who insulted him too many times. You might wonder why he wants to be avenged so badly. This literary analysis will show evidence of why Montresor killed Fortunato. Toward the beginning of the story Montresor appears to be a crazy man. He lets the reader know that when he says "I continued, as was my wont,...
  • Cross Out Fortunato
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    Poe's, The Cask of Amontillado is a story about fear and revenge. The story begins with Montressor's vow of revenge, foreshadowing future actions. 'The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult vowed revenge... ' Montressor had to be sure not to raise suspicion of what he was going to do Fortunato. Montressor knew that Fortunato had a weakness that he could use towards his advantage. Fortunato prided himself in being a connoisseur of fine wines....
  • Monstresor Family Coat Of Arms
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    Katie Zhang November 27, 2000 Period 3 The Cask of Amontillado The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge. So begins The Cask of Amontillado, Poes horrifying tale of pride and retribution. Told by Monstresor, this story tells of how he lured his friend Fortunato into literally walking into his own grave. From the opening sentence the reader can perceive that Monstresor is proud and vengeful, and would do anything to save face...
  • Coat Of Arms Of Montressor's Family
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    The Cask of Amontillado Anything not taken in moderation can be damaging. In one of Edgar Allen Poe's best-known tales of horror, "The Cask of Amontillado", he suggests that pride can be a very dangerous thing, when one is overwhelmed with it. Through the use of foreshadowing, irony, and symbolism, Poe presents a horrific drama of two men. One who will stop at nothing to get the revenge that he deems himself and his family worthy of, and another who's pride will ultimately be the fall of his own...
  • Montresor And Fortunato
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    Lies, Revenge, and Deceit In the short story "The Cask of Amontillado", by Edgar Allan Poe, Poe writes from the perspective of a man named Montresor, the narrator of this tale, who is out looking for revenge on Fortunato, a friend of sorts. After and insult by Fortunato, Montresor could take the jokes no more and began to develop the perfect plan for revenge. Revenge can drive people to unimaginable lengths and actions. Unfortunately for Fortunato, the plan Montresor had in mind was quite a bit ...
  • Time Fortunato
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    Montressor is the main character in Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado". Since the story is told in the first person we learn about him only by what he says and thinks. He is insane, a madman or even a serial killer (long before they were called that). And yet he is intelligent and prideful and so people have enjoyed reading about the story of one of his victims for over 150 years. He is insane, not just by his actions - killing a man by burying him alive, but the reason he does it is because of "th...
  • Montressor And The Serpent Fortunato
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    "The Cask of Amontillado" is one of Poe's best-known tales of horror. It is primarily about pride and revenge. "The Cask of Amontillado" is a pretty straightforward story of crime and guilt, of conscience and suffering, and of a man who cannot repent for his sin; a man who enjoyed killing his victim, and enjoys reliving the memory. The story begins with the main character, Montressor, presumably old and on his death bed, attempting a confession to a nameless priest. Yet, as he begins to tell his...
  • Character By The Name Of Edmond Dantes
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    The Movie "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexander Dumas and story "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edger Allen Poe share a common theme of revenge. They both portray a man who has had wrong done to him by another, to even the score they make careful plans and get close to their enemy to carry out their blow. In the movie "The Count of Monte Cristo" a character by the name of Edmond Dantes is betrayed by his best friend who frames him for a crime and marries his fianc'e. Edmond wrongly imprisoned fo...

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