Examples Of Dramatic Irony In The Cask Of Amontillado

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“The most perfect story”, as known by many people, was a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe in 1846. It was given many names before it’s final title, “The Cask of Amontillado”. This story is a first person narrative and its main theme is revenge. The narrator, which by the end of the story we know is named “Montresor” has been offended and disrespected by another character named “Fortunato”, so he decides to take vengeance. He has been planning this for decades, and Fortunato has not suspected anything. Poe is a genius in the creation of short stories that are filled with literary examples and fascinating settings, but this story in particular is flooded with them. There are two types of irony that are used in this story, and they are dramatic and verbal irony. Dramatic irony is a situation where there is irony but only understood by the audience but not by the characters in the story or play. The other type of irony is verbal irony, which is irony in which a person writes or says one thing but it means the exact opposite. In this story, there are three clear examples of these two types of irony, and they have a deeper meaning than what we can understand.…show more content…
Besides, there is Luchresi --"Enough," he said; "the cough's a mere nothing; it will not kill me. I shall not die of a cough. "True --true," I replied; "and, indeed, I had no intention of alarming you unnecessarily --but you should use all proper caution. In this quote, Montresor clearly agrees that his friend is not going to die from a common cold, but by the way dramatic irony plays out, we see that his destiny is not death from a common cold, but of something

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