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Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most highly acclaimed authors of all time His short story The Cask of Amontillado displays a lot of his unique talents which made him so real revered One of the most prominent literary elements of this story is foreshadowing The Cask of Amontillado uses many different forms of foreshadowing throughout the story Some of the ways it is shown are through the conversation of the main characters the setting and the events The conversation which is taking place throughout the entire story between the two main characters shows the readers a lot There are points in the story where the characters comments show more to the reader than they initially appear to One place where this occurs is when Mr Montresor first confronts Fortunato He says to Fortunato The vaults are insufferably damp They are encrusted with nitre Nitre is a preservative potassium nitrate which was used in those days to preserve the remains of the dead This dismal description of their future location predicts doom and death to the readers We are hinted towards the fact that the vaults will be Fortunatos final resting place where he will be preserved forever Another spoken example of foreshadowing is when Fortunato says to Montresor The Cough is a mere nothing it will not kill me I shall not die of a cough The ironic statement also acts to show the reader that his death is closer than he thinks it is and yet he will not die of natural causes like a cough When Fortunato and Montresor are discussing Montresors family arms we are shown the fact that Montresors family is known for successful revenge He states that his familys motto is No one attacks me without paying dearly All of these statements are examples of spoken foreshadowing in The Cask of Amontillado The setting of this story often foreshadows the doom to come as well When Montresor leads
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