Short Story Analysis Of: The Cask Of Amontillado By: Edgar Allen Poe
Short story analysis of: The Cask of Amontillado By: Edgar Allen Poe
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. Poe presents the compelling 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 catalyst for his death. Fortunato falls prey to Montresor?s plans because he is so proud of his connoisseurship of wine, and it is for the sake of his own pride that Montresor takes revenge on Fortunato. In this essay I will examine how Poe utilizes plot elements, style, narration, setting, theme, symbolization, and literary devices in order to create such a horrific and suspenseful masterpiece.
?The Cask of Amontillado? weaves all the plot elements together in such a way as to keep a readers attention throughout the entire story without wanting to put it down. This story starts its inciting incident with the Montresor meeting his friend Fortunato seeking revenge ?The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult
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