Early life This plaque in Boston marks the approximate location  where Edgar Poe was born. Poe was then taken into the home of John Allan, a successful Scottish merchant in Richmond, Virginia who dealt in a variety of goods, including tobacco, cloth, wheat, tombstones, and slaves. John Allan alternately spoiled and aggressively disciplined his foster son.
In his own work he demonstrated a brilliant command of this technique—often eliciting "terror, or passion, or horror" from his readers—as well as an uncommon imagination suffused with eerie thoughts, weird impulses, and foreboding fear.
Renowned for cultivating an aura of mystery and a taste for the ghastly in his fiction, Poe relied on his imagination and literary skills to animate the disconcerting effects of his so-called "tales of horror," especially those dealing with crime and moral depravity.
Plot and Major Characters Set in an anonymous city somewhere in the Mediterranean region of Europe during the pre-Lenten festivities of the carnival season, "The Cask of Amontillado" recounts the last meeting between two aristocratic gentlemen, the narrator Montresor and the wine connoisseur Fortunato.
As the story begins, Montresor plots complete and perfect revenge for "the thousand injuries" instigated by Fortunato, who once again has insulted him, although the particulars are never indicated. Eager to taste the wine, Fortunato follows Montresor to his palazzo and into the vaults.
Engaging Fortunato in dialogue ripe with irony, Montresor lures his victim deep into the family catacombs, urging him to try other wines along the way.
As Fortunato grows impatient to sample the amontillado and assess its quality, he is easily directed into a crypt at the end of a passage where Montresor promptly shackles him in chains to the wall. With both a trowel and fresh mortar nearby, Montresor begins to entomb Fortunato brick by brick.
Sobering quickly, Fortunato cries in vain for release. He concludes that no one has disturbed them for fifty years. The traditional aristocratic code of personal honor and social obligation shapes other aspects of the tale.
However, a consensus opinion about specific details remains elusive. The final line of the story has troubled many commentators: When it does, the effect is so delightfully jarring and puzzling that it is not easily forgotten.
Why else should this story. Schick essay date Short Story Criticism.Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story, "The Cask of Amontillado," is loaded with irony, and there are several excellent examples of verbal irony to be found.
My favorite comes when Fortunato, who.
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Download free books in PDF & EPUB format. More than books to download in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile. In the story "The cask of Amontillado "by Edgar Allan Poe, Two friends" Montresor and Fortunato" fates are determined by one thing only, revenge and murder.