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The Cask of Amontillado Poes story The Cask of Amontillado is characterized by irony and is filled with trickery deception and revenge to explain the psychology of the characters The entire story is based on revenge and trickery Not only does the main character want revenge but he wants to enjoy it The two characters in The Cask of Amontillado are Fortunato and Montresor Fortunato is an eminently successful man He enjoys the good things in life is clever and has no scruples Montresor tells us that regarding paintings and gems he is a complete quack But he does pride himself on his connoisseurship of wines Montresor like Poe is a man of spirit When he decides to take revenge he enjoys every minute of it He plans revenge as if he were creating a work of art The story is told through the eyes of Montresor Montresor has been insulted by Fortunato and vows revenge He decides to trick Fortunato in by telling him he has some wine to taste Like a fool Fortunato follows him down in his catacomb When Montresor presented Fortunato with the wine Fortunato raised it and said I drink to the buried that repose around us Poe 221 Little did he know that he would soon join them This is an excellent example of foreshadowing As Fortunato drank the wine he began to feel the effects and soon he was drunk When they reached the Amontillado Montresor chained Fortunato up to the wall and began laying teirs of masonry As Montresor did this Fortunato realized hat was happening but it was too late As Fortunato came to he said But is it not getting late Will not they be awaitng us at the palazzo the Lady Fortunato and the rest Let us be gone Montresor said Yes let us be gone Fortunato then said For the love of God Montresor Montressor said Yes for the love of God
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