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What makes pie taste extraordinary Mood is like the sugar in a pie without it the pie is bare Similarly without a suspenseful mood the story is humble In Edgar Allan Poes The Cask of Amontillado every word has suspense in it The author keeps the reader hooked from the first word to the last In The Cask of Amontillado Edgar Allan Poe forms the creepy suspenseful mood through the setting irony and characters Pursuing this further the setting in The Cask of Amontillado conveys the creepy and the suspenseful mood The story starts of at dusk during the carnival season Then it slowly drifts into Montresor taking Fortunato below the river bed where it was very dark and damp There were piles of bones and the walls were lined with human remains To create the creepy mood Montresor says we had passed through walls of piled bones with casks and puncheons intermingling into the inmost recesses of the catacombs Poe This illustrates a picture of the scene in the readers mind One can depict the dusky moist and creepy catacombs underground surrounded by bones The setting certainly brings out the creepy and suspenseful mood in the The Cask of Amontillado The setting isnt the only element that makes the story suspenseful and creepy The irony in The Cask of Amontillado creates the creepy and suspenseful mood as well There were many diverse types of irony in the story that help build up the suspense Like Fortunatos name Fortunato name is supposed to mean lucky and fortunate but in the end he didnt turn out to be so lucky This is creepy because the reader would think Fortunato was fortunate but in the end the readers would be very surprised Montresor had a very sarcastic way of speaking The way he described the story in the beginning the thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could but when he ventured upon
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