Cask Of Amontillado Literary Analysis

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My Discussion will be on Edgar Allen Poe " Cask of Amontillado" Displays a lot of Gothic romanticism and is a very intriguing reading. This reading grasp the attention of a reader by the very first line "THE thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge." (Poe, Par.1). That immediately grabs the readers attention and would have spiked a readers attention to question, "why is he looking for revenge?" and/or "What happened to the narrator that was so bad?". What is catches attention in this short story is how the narrator has hysterical emotion and takes full advantage of Fortunato and his unsober moment and how cheerful he is with what he is about to do and can lead a reader to…show more content…
Finally comes the dark, cold and cruel ending where the narrator not just takes the life of Fortunato but makes sure he does exactly what are in the first paragraph of the story of doing it of through impunity knowing that in the catacombs his doing would lay as deep as Fortunato fate while smothering him with a brick wall. Letting fortunate die not just a slow death but being aware of every moment of it. In the ending while the narrator builds the stone wall in a line he shows seems to be frighten a bit of his doing or fortunate reaction. "A succession of loud and shrill screams, bursting suddenly from the throat of the chained form, seemed to thrust me violently back. For a brief moment I hesitated, I trembled. Unsheathing my rapier, I began to grope with it about the recess; but the thought of an instant reassured me. I placed my hand upon the solid fabric of the catacombs, and felt satisfied." (Poe). That was the first sign of normal expression of the
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