What Is The Mood Of The Cask Of Amontillado

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The Cask of Amontillado was a horror story written by the best writer of all time with Edgar Allen Poe. This story was written in 1846. The main characters in this story are Montresor, a wealthy, well educated rich man, and Fortunato, a very well known and well liked and he also professions in wine. Many people have said that this was his best story and I could agree. This is a very twisted story involving revenge, murder, torture, and addiction taken place in a huge system of catacombs beneath Italy. It involves the main character of Montresor who is also the narrator of the story. Well he doesn’t like the man who goes by the name of Fortunato and wants to get his revenge on Fortunato because Fortunato publicly humiliated Montresor. This wasn’t…show more content…
Down under the ground of Italy hasn’t been very good for the condition of the catacombs. There are bones everywhere and there is a lot of nitre on the walls and hanging from the rafters. This seems to be getting to the health of Fortunato quite a bit, to the point to where he starts to cough very vigorously. With his condition starting to go off the deep end very quickly. This story is a story where we, as the reader, know something that some of the characters in the story do not. In this case we know that Montresor is going to kill Fortunato and Montresor know this too, but Fortunato is not aware of this at all. He believes that they are going down there to test the Amontillado to see if it is actually the real deal. Montresor asks Fortunato to do this with him because Fortunato is a professional wine tester and can tell just by a brief testing whether or not a certain type of wine is authentic or not. That’s why Montresor ask him to go down to test the Amontillado with him to verify whether or not the Cask of Amontillado that he bought is really Amontillado at all. There is a lot of foreshadowing that is involved with the story. One obvious sign is that the further they go on the thicker and longer the nitre seems to get, this is a sign of Montresor’s evil feelings that are progressively growing the further they are going. He also uses the conversation of the two to show the foreshadowing. One way that he shows…show more content…
He also wrote, “The Raven”, “William Wilson”, The Fall of the House of Usher, “The Murders of Rue Morgue”, and his only full length novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. Most of the these aren’t the same concept as The Cask of Amontillado because he started to really get into the paranormal and horrible, with the stories like “William Wilson” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” The Cask of Amontillado, written by Edgar Allen Poe and Illustrated by Harry Clarke on 1919, is a story type book with the main character (Montresor) wanting to kill the other character (Fortunato) because he has been humiliating the main character for a very long time and he has finally had enough of it. This book was published by Godey’s Lady’s Book on November of 1846. The Cask of Amontillado is also sometimes spelled like The Casque of Amontillado. The story actually takes place in an unnamed city in Italy around carnival time in a year that is not said. Poe’s inspiration for this story is supposedly that Poe heard a story about a fight that went down where a hated captain killed an officer after a disagreement over a card game but this fact was never actually proven to be true. All that we can say is that he just inspired himself because he considered himself a poet. In some people’s opinions they would say that this is a very twisted story and might also say that Edgar Allen Poe is a very twisted

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