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Have you ever had somebody tease you so much that you feel like you just want to kill them Well Edgar Allan Poes The Cask of Amontillado has a character named Fortunato that allegedly insulted Montressor so much that he did so This short story had three main themes of revenge masonry and death Poe also demonstrated irony along the story as a way or reminding us the true intention of Montressor There are two main characters in The Cask of Amontillado Fortunato is a rich respected admired beloved as Montressor quotes They are both Italian filled with pride and have money Fortunato had a weak pointalthough in other regards he was a man to be respected and even feared He prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine His weak point of drinking really made Montressors plan for Fortunato smooth Fortunato does not come to his senses until he is chained up The setting is a gloomy one It was about dusk one evening during the supreme madness of the carnival seasons that I encountered my friend As the story proceeds the setting becomes darker and darker as they walk deeper into the catacombs Montressor was smart about picking dusk when he was going to meet up with Fortunato because nobody can see them walking towards Montressors house especially with the costumes worn The story was written in first person and throughout the story we are more likely to sympathize with the narrator Montressor We know that Fortunato insulted him but Montressor did not specifically indicate what triggered his decision to take revenge Montressor being the narrator tries to justify Fortunatos death When he asked Fortunato if he wanted to go back he insisted on proceeding because a cough wasnt going to kill him The setting and the introduction of the story already triggers to the reader that the tone of story will be a sad and eerie one Sad
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