Because the carnival, in the land of the living, does not occur as Montresor wants it to, he takes the carnival below ground, to the realm of the dead and the satanic.
His house had once been noble and respected, but has fallen slightly in status. Plot summary[ edit ] Fortunato and Montresor drink in the catacombs. Here, the reverse is true; for example, the narrator's murder of his wife in "The Black Cat" occurs so suddenly that we hardly notice the horrible cruelty of the act.
Very quickly, Montresor uncovered a "quantity of building stone and mortar" and began to "wall up the entrance. For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them. The narrator, however, keeps trying to allay their suspicion. As a reading of the story quickly demonstrates, nothing could be farther from the truth.
As the two men proceeded further along the tunnels, the cold and the nitre fumes increased, and Fortunato asked for another drink. Among birds, goldfish, a dog, rabbits, and a monkey, the narrator singles out a large and beautiful black cat, named Pluto, as his favorite. Ignored for certain now by the wounded cat, the narrator soon seeks further retaliation.
Cutts, art by Ann Toulmin-Rothe. Ultimately, this story allows you to enter the mind of a murderer.
Fortunato willing accepts, for he cannot resist a free drink. In response to the tapping, a long, loud cry emanates from behind the wall.
Inspiration[ edit ] An apocryphal legend holds that the inspiration for "The Cask of Amontillado" came from a story Poe had heard at Castle Island South BostonMassachusettswhen he was a private stationed at Fort Independence in Stories of the Psychotic Personality: Thus, they have progressed to the place of the dead where Fortunato will spend the rest of his existence — ironically, alongside the relatives of a man who hates him with an unbelievable intensity.
What makes this story so popular can be seen in the way it was written. As they continued their journey, we discover that there are numerous catacombs of long deceased relatives.The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe.
Home / Literature / The Cask of Amontillado / The story is told in first person, so we don’t explicitly learn the narrator’s name until near the end. Until then, we’ll call him “the narrator.” Here we go.
Dec 13, · The narrator of the Cask of Amontillado is also presented in the first person voice. How this narrative differs from the Black Cat is this narrator.
As in many of Poe's short stories, Montresor is the first-person narrator and appears to be speaking to a specific audience. Aug 24, · The narrator of the Cask of Amontillado is also presented in the first person voice. How this narrative differs from the Black Cat is this narrator.
"The Cask of Amontillado" (sometimes spelled "The Casque of Amontillado" [cheri197.comˈʝa.ðo]) is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in the November issue of Godey's Lady's Book. The story, set in an unnamed Italian city at carnival time in an unspecified year, is about a man taking fatal revenge on a friend who, he believes, has insulted him.
“The Cask of Amontillado” () “For the love of God, Montresor!” (See Important Quotations Explained). Summary. The narrator, Montresor, opens the story by stating that he has been irreparably insulted by his acquaintance, Fortunato, and that he seeks revenge.Download