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In Edgar Allan Poes The Cask of Amontillado there are many examples of irony in the words spoken by Montressor As a reader these passages puzzled me and gave me a difficult time understanding the story His use of irony was new to me and I didnt understand some of the things he was saying in the story In this essay I will discuss some of the passages that irony was used in which I had a hard time understanding In the beginning of the story when Montressor meets Fortunato he says My dear Fortunato you are luckily met pg 220 He made it seem like he was happy to see him because he asked him to taste the wine This was just a cover up to go through with his plan This puzzled me because when the story first started he discussed how he disliked Fortunato It wasnt until reading the full story I realized what he was truly doing He did this to help secure his plan to get what he would call revenge own Fortunato Around the same time he first met him he told Fortunato My friend no I will not impose upon your good nature pg 220 This also confused me as a reader because in the beginning of the story he said Fortunato weakness was his pride knowing wine I was thinking that if he does not like him would he say all these good things to 2 stop him from going As I read the story I learned that he said this so that Fortunato would not suspect anything He used his weakness for the love of tasting wine to lure him for his plan to get revenge The last passage that puzzled me is when he told Fortunato Come we will go back your health precious pg 221 This made me think that he was maybe changing his mind about
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