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This interchanging of fortunes is a suggestion that, since the names Montresor and Fortunato mirror anontillado another, there is a psychological reciprocal identification between victim and executioner. University of Notre Dame Press. Poe may have also been inspired, at least in part, by the Washingtonian movementa fellowship that promoted temperance.

Montresor may not have been entirely certain of the exact nature of the insults for which he expected Fortunato to atone. Poe responded with “The Cask of Amontillado”, using very specific references to English’s novel. University of Illinois Press, The Black Cat and Other Plays: There is indication that Montresor blames his unhappiness and loss of respect and dignity within society on Fortunato.

At first, Fortunato, who sobers up faster than Montresor anticipated, shakes the chains, trying to escape. Poe wrote his tale, however, as a response to his personal rival Thomas Dunn English. Fortunato goes with Montresor to the amontkllado cellars of the latter’s palazzowhere they wander in the catacombs.

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Items such as bells tied to the limbs of a corpse to signal the outside were not uncommon. This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat A more allegoric meaning of Poe’s places the actors in reverse.

Montresor warns Fortunato, who has a bad cough, of the dampness, and suggests they go back, but Fortunato insists on continuing, claiming that he “shall not die of a cough”. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. Le the last few sentences, Montresor reveals that 50 years later, Fortunato’s body still hangs from its chains in the niche where he left it.

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Fortunato then screams for help, but Montresor mocks his cries, knowing nobody can hear them. Archived from the original on The story’s narrator, Montresor, amontillaado an unspecified person, who knows him very well, of the day he took his revenge on Fortunato Italian for “the fortunate one”a fellow nobleman.

In fact, much of the scene of “The Cask of Amontillado” comes from a scene in that takes place in a subterranean vault. Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance. When Montresor appears not to recognize the gesture, Fortunato asks, “You are not of the masons? Retrieved 20 June Fortunato, as his name would seem to indicate, has been blessed with good fortune and wealth and is, therefore, viewed as unrefined by Amohtillado however, this lack of refinement has not stopped Fortunato from surpassing Montresor in society, which could very well be the “insult” motive for Montresor’s revenge.

For example, Fortunato comments on another nobleman being unable to distinguish amontillado from sherry when amontillado is in fact a type of sherry, and treats De Grave, an expensive French wine, with very little regard by drinking it in a single gulp. An apocryphal legend holds that the inspiration for “The Cask of Amontillado” came from a story Poe had heard at Castle Island South BostonMassachusettswhen he was a private stationed toneo Fort Independence in Without a detective in the story, it is up to the reader to solve the mystery.

During their walk, Montresor mentions his family coat of arms: Ingram wrote to Sarah Helen Whitman that someone named “Allen” said that Poe worked “in the brickyard ‘late in the fall of ‘”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Edgar Allan Poe, A to Z: Terror of the Soul”. During the time period of this short story some coffins were given methods of alerting the outside in the event of live entombment.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The story, set in an unnamed Italian city at carnival time in an unspecified year, is about a man taking fatal revenge on a friend who, he believes, has insulted him.

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Further inspiration for the method of Fortunato’s murder comes from the fear of live burial. The mystery in “The Cask of Amontillado” is in Montresor’s motive for murder. Cecil also suggests that some people might feel Fortunato deserved to be buried alive for wasting a bottle of a,ontillado wine.

The group was made up of reformed drinkers who tried to scare people into abstaining from alcohol. Angry over numerous injuries and some unspecified insult, Montresor plots amontillavo murder his “friend” during Carnivalwhile the man is drunk, dizzy, and wearing a jester ‘s motley.

When they come to a nicheMontresor tells his victim that the Amontillado is within. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.

Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature. Allen, a fellow West Point student during Poe’s time there. English had also used an image of a token with a hawk grasping a snake in its claws, similar to Montresor’s coat of arms bearing a foot stomping on smontillado snake — though in this image, the snake is biting the heel.

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