Indirect Characterization In The Cask Of Amontillado

229 Words1 Page
In his short story “The Cask of Amontillado,” Edgar Allen Poe emphasizes the theme that when people are foolish, it leads to their own downfall. Poe uses indirect characterization to support this theme. Fortunato blindly obeys everything Montresor tells him, with his own pride clouding his judgement. He originally plans to not see the cask of Amontillado, because he thinks it is fake. However, when Montresor says he is going to talk to Luchresi instead, Fortunato suddenly changes his mind, saying, “Luchresi? He does not know one one wine from another” (69)! and follows Montresor to his palace to see the wine. If Fortunato would have seen through Montresor’s plan and not let his arrogance affect his decisions, he wouldn’t have gone to Montresor’s

    More about Indirect Characterization In The Cask Of Amontillado

      Open Document