Who Is The Narrator In The Cask Of Amontillado

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Edgar Allan Poe borne tough events such as when he was 2 years old his mother separated him and his siblings from his father. After his mother died he was given to another family. He started alcohol and gambling; therefore, he became in debt and had to leave his school (qtd. in Giammarco 1). These tough events are reason for Poe to start gothic themes such as death. Poe’s way of writing gothic short stories of mystery and anger are engaged with various ironies, different meanings in his narratives. He uses a lot of word plays in his stories and he is known with his ability to persuade his readers. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the unreliable narrating of Edgar Allan Poe in “The Cask of Amantillado”. Edgar Allan Poe is described as…show more content…
Booth’s thoughts of metaphor. Wayne C. Boot thinks a metaphor can be successful by its rhetorical power (Karadaş 7). Montresor uses this rhetorical power to persuade readers as he is right to take revenge from Fortunato. The statements of Fortunato’ s “ weak point “ and his “virtuoso spirit” which is “adopted to suit time and opportunity” and “ to practice imposture upon the British and Austrian millionaires” shows us a reason why Montresor kills Fortunato. “Fortunato is not only an expert at wine but also a representative of the newly-born capitalistic trading class” (Karadaş 8). This means The Montresors was an aristocratic family lost its power because of capitalistic trading class. It can be reached this point by using the word “palazzo” in the story which means where Montresor lives. Besides, when the sentence of Montresor: “You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy, as once I was” (5). It can be understood when these sentences or refers are examined that Montresor is not happy anymore. He thinks this changing is because of Fortunato and Montresor jealous of Fortunato. Although he mentions he kills him because of he is insulted by Fortunato. It is possible to think Montresor’s jealousy of Fortunato is a reason of taking revenge. This shows that there is incoherence in Montresor’s narrating. To cut a long story short Montresor says he kills him because he is insulted by Fortunato but there is incoherence in way of telling story. He might be lying about all that injuries or insult he borne, he kills him because of jealousy maybe. He is an unreliable person when this incoherence is
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