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One of the most prominent stories by Edgar Allen Poe is The Cask of Amontillado This story by Poe is definalty a case where he expresses his deep meaning of gothic literature The story begins around dusk one night during the carnival season in an unnamed European city The location quickly changes from the joyfull activites of the festival to the damp dark catacombs under Montresors palazzo which helps to establish the sadistic atmosphere of the story Poe demenstrates a large portrayal of revenge in the story based on the main character Montresor who is the diabolical narrator of the story Fortunato made an insult towards Montresor which set off the idea of revenge on Montresors part During the festival the two meet up with an aggressive handshake Fortunato was drunk and Montrasor was very happy to see him since his plan was to murder him Fortunatos jesters costume appears to be appropriate not only for the carnival season but also for the fact that Montresor intends to make a fool out of him Later on they both wind up going to Montresors palazzo into the catacombs of his wine vaults to test the Amontillado he had previously purchased It is interesting how Poe demonstrates reverse psychology during the scene where they are walking through the cave-like paths to his wine vaults Fortunato begins to cough heavily because of the niter which is a mineral of nitrate and Montresor tells Fortunato that they must go back We will go back your health is precious You are rich respected admired beloved you are happy as once I was You are a man to be missed For me it is no matter We will go back you will be ill and I cannot be responsible Besides there is Luchesi Luchesi was a man who loved tasting wines and he knew genuine wine when he tasted it By Montresor telling Fortunato that it just pushed him to
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