Montressor is also dressed according to his character. His is fascinating, and the subject of much debate, gossip, and speculation. A moment more and I had fettered him to the granite. There is noise in the street, the servants are gone, and Fortunato might have sensed something evil about Montresors intentions and left the vaults before it was too late. Writers use different literary devices depending on their style and what they wish their reader to get out of their work. Montresor's mentality is disturbing as he uses his clever, humor, ironic symbolism, and darkness to accomplish this.
Montresor never tells the reader why he feels Fortunato deserves punishment. This question proposes the fantasy of crime without consequence Stepp 60. Here, then, his repetition is intentional: He uses it to emphasize how seriously the nitre is affecting Fortunato as well as the fact that Fortunato remains determined to sample the Amontillado in spite of his violent cough. By repeatedly suggesting that Luchesi could verify the Amontillado, Montresor deliberately provokes a prideful reaction from Fortunato, ensuring that he leave the carnival with Montresor. Montresor is not only the main character of Poe's short story but he is also a tool that broadens the story's theme, making madness a valid characteristic for every human. The plot involves two men: Montresor, the narrator, who is an Italian aristocrat seeking revenge against the second main character: Fortunato, a proud man that flaunts about his knowledge of wines and who finally walks into his own death. Of these various themes, one that tends to dominant the story as a whole is the theme of revenge, which Poe supports with his sophisticated use of direct and indirect factors, irony, and symbolism.
Thus, the figurative Cask of Amontillado becomes the literal tomb of Fortunato. At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitely, settled—but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk. It further suggests that Fortunato is a sometime competitor and sometime business associate. We do know that he intends to go unpunished for this act of reprisal. A succession of loud and shrill screams, bursting suddenly from the throat of the chained form, seemed to thrust me violently back.
Irony is defined as words or actions that convey a reality different from appearance or expectation. He kills his friend, Fortunado, after he literally adds insult to a thousand of injuries. I perceive you have an engagement. This implies that Montresor ruled over his servants with an iron fist, otherwise the people within the house would have no issue with coming back to the house before the festivities ended. Though the terms of death differ greatly between the two stories, the aspect of death is a prevalent focus in both pieces of literature. When the two men reach the last underground chamber, Montresor chains Fortunato to the wall, builds a new wall to seal him in, and leaves him to die.
The perfect revenge is achieved only if it is accompanied by the emotional detachment of the avenger and the meticulous planning of the punishment. Poe also uses first person, where the narrator is the protagonist who is deeply involved. At this point Montresor is fully committed to finishing his horrific deed even at the desperate pleas from Fortunato. Montresor is not only the main character of Poe's short story but he is also a tool that broadens the story's theme, making madness a valid characteristic for every human. Since Montresor's preoccupation with pride is so intense, he lets his madness overcome him and take control of him. Edgar Allen Poe never knew his parents; his mother died when he was three and his father left him. As Montresor lures Fortunato to the depths of the catacomb, there are several indications that Montresor will not have the peace of mind that he anticipated.
The above quote states that all people learn by the same process. Although Montresor seems committed throughout the story to punishing Fortunato for insulting his family, he labors to lay the last stone that would completely seal Fortunato to his grave. No, not only is it not satisfied, but also ironically he damns himself for all eternity. They are surrogates of mankind who enter upon a venture that really exposes their psychological isolation. The Cask of Amontillado By: Edgar Allan Poe 1 How cohesive and organized is his writing? The narrator during his telling the story did not refer to the reason that motivated him to kill his friend or even not mention to the readers what kind of insult he received form Fortunato. Montresor runs into Fortunato at a carnival purposely, he then mentions a unique rare wine named Amontillado. The drops of moisture trickle among the bones.
Montresor, the story's narrator, leads the reader through his revenge on Fortunato. Poe repeatedlystresses the need for revenge due to bitterness and resentment in Montresor'scharacter towards Fortunato, but more importantly, stress is placed on revengeby which the victim realizes their injustice towards the redresser. He paused and nodded to me familiarly, while his bells jingled. Although Montresor succeeds in killing Fortunato and sealing all the evidence, he seems to regret his actions. The story is based upon two men. These characteristics lead to the death of Fortunato, a man who has wronged him.
The guilt eventually forces Montresor to confess his crimes, and this makes his revenge imperfect. He uses his narrators to explain situations that are going on in their life. Both stories take place in different countries. At the beginning of the story, Montresor tells us that he has vowed vengeance on Fortunato. But my laugh against the echoing walls seems distant and empty and I feel a painfull sting in my heart.