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    The Cask of Amontillado: Character Analysis - Presentation Transcript 1. Bianca Monique Bargas 2. Amontillado is pale medium-dry sherry from Spain . Character Analysis 3. Montresor 4. Insane . Montresor’s motive for murder is uncertain other than the vague & quot; thousand injuries & quot; to which he refers. . Many commentators conclude that‚ lacking significant reason‚ Montresor must be insane‚ though even this is questionable because

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    September 12‚ 2003 Essay 1 Irony in "The Cask of Amontillado" In the short story‚ "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe‚ Poe uses two types of irony‚ dramatic and verbal. Dramatic irony is when the reader perceives something that a character in the story does not. Poe uses this type of irony in the character Fortunato. Verbal irony is when the character says one thing and means something else. This type of irony can be recognized in the statements that the characters‚ Fortunato and

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    The Cask of Amontillado” Unexpected Endings In “The Cask Of Amontillado” there are several themes shown throughout the short story. There are only two main characters in the story‚ and each shows their way of betrayal. The entire story is based on betrayal‚ and lies. Fortunado is betrayed by Monresor‚ who in the end‚ kills this intoxicated man. Montresor was supposedly betrayed by Fortunado‚ a story of which we are never told. Finally‚ we as the reader are betrayed by the narrator‚ because we are

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    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 death. Fortunato falls prey

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    "The Cask of Amontillado" and "Porphyria ’s Lover" are literary works with similar themes. Both main characters experience tension that causes them to stray from the actual realm of reality. Reality is ignored‚ leading to the theme of murder that the story-poem pair shares. The writing styles of Edgar Allan Poe and Robert Browning are enriched by their choice of character‚ points of view‚ symbols‚ and settings. The setting in "The Cask of Amontillado" takes place in the catacombs. Catacombs were

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    “The Cask of Amontillado‚” is a parable story because it examines human behavior through two characters‚ the protagonist Montressor and the antagonist Fortunado. Montressor states that he vowed his revenge towards Fortunado as he claims that Fortunado has done many unspeakable acts against Montressor. None of which is ever disclosed to the reader. However‚ throughout the story‚ Montressor may be symbolized as the grim reaper as he is the cause to Fortunado’s death. Fortunado on the other hand‚ can

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    “The Cask of Amontillado” Vs. “The Fall of the House of Usher” The short stories “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The Fall of the House of Usher” both by Edgar Allen Poe have many similarities as well as differences. The theme of death is very apparent when making a comparison between the two short stories. Though the terms of death differ greatly between the two stories‚ the aspect of death is a prevalent focus in both pieces of literature. In this essay I will compare and contrast the stories

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    Cask Of Amontillado Questions 1) There are many underlying meanings to the title of this story “The Cask Of Amontillado” By Edgar Allan Poe. First off‚ Amontillado is an alcoholic beverage‚ closely related with Sherry‚ and in the way it is treated by the characters‚ it is obviously a beverage that is either rare or very delectable. In the story‚ Montresor mentions he has “a pipe of what passes for Amontillado” (p 133) In the context pipe is used in‚ it has been used to mean cask‚ which is a barrel

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    Edgar Allen Poe’s "The Cask of Amontillado‚" is a story of revenge to the highest degree. This theme is evident in the first sentence‚ "the thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could‚ but when he ventured upon insult‚ I vowed revenge." The suggestion of vengeance is repeated several more times in the opening paragraph. Poe gives us a view at premeditated murder from the details in his story told through the eyes of Montresor. While he carefully removes unnecessary parts of the

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    Hmm. That’s odd. The Cask of Amontillado[dem1] The main character in "The Cask of Amontillado[dem2] " by Edgar Allan Poe‚ is Montresor. This deviant yet cunning character is set on getting revenge on his acquaintance‚ Fortunato‚ by sealing him in his family catacomb. The motive behind this idea is "disrespect." Montresor feels as if Fortunato "disrespected" him[dem3] . It is an excuse that Montresor uses to rationalize his true motive of jealousy. Montresor uses charm‚ calculation

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