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  The Cask of Amontillado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dumbfounded at the absence of the amontillado at the end of their passage, Fortunato stands 'stupidly bewildered' and Montresor takes advantage of the situation, suddenly chaining Fortunato to the wall in a small alcove roughly the size of a coffin.
Burns attempts to murder Homer Simpson by the method in "The Cask of Amontillado." After luring him to a graveyeard, Burns shoots Homer with a tranquilizer dart so that he falls asleep inside a mausoleum.
A legend holds that the inspiration for "The Cask of Amontillado" came from a story Poe had heard at Castle Island in Massachusetts when he was a private there in 1827 (Bergen 106).
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 The Cask of Amontillado - Sherry, Wine, Edgar Allen Poe
Amontillado is in fact a specific style of Sherry.
Amontillado therefore is a Sherry, made in Jerez, in the style of this Montilla beverage.
A pipe is a large cask with ends that taper, and is the traditional way of storing ports, marsalas, madeiras, and other fortified wines such as sherry.
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 PlanetPapers - The Cask Of Amontillado - Irony and Symbolism
It is Edgar Allan Poe’s intense use of symbolism and irony throughout the Cask of Amontillado that establishes the short story as an indeed interesting candidate worthy of thorough analysis.
The Cask of Amontillado is a horror short story, which revolves around the themes of revenge and pride.
Finally, the very title of the story: The cask of Amontillado, represents the imminent ruin of Fortunato: his pursue of the cask which, in the end, will be his own casket.
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 The Cask of Amontillado Summary & Essays - Edgar Allan Poe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
‘‘The Cask of Amontillado’’ was first published in the November 1846 issue of Godey's Lady's Book, a monthly magazine from Philadelphia that published poems and stories by some of the best American writers of the nineteenth century, including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Although "The Cask of Amontillado'' was not singled out for critical attention when it appeared, it did nothing to change the opinions of Poe's contemporary admirers and detractors.
Religious Imagery and Ritual in The Cask of Amontillado
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 The Cask of Amontillado Irony in The Cask of Amontillado
The Cask of Amontillado Irony in The Cask of Amontillado
There are two categories of irony in The Cask of Amontillado, the ironies that Montresor manipulates and controls in the story, and the ironies that the author creates.
Unity in theme, plot, and structure are all elements that were impeccably incorporated in The Cask of Amontillado.
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 THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO
THE CASK OF By Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849)
We had passed through walls of piled bones, with casks and puncheons intermingling, into the inmost recesses of the catacombs.
We passed through a range of low arches, descended, passed on, and descending again, arrived at a deep crypt, in which the foulness of the air caused our flambeaux rather to glow than flame.
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 AcademicDB - "The Cask of Amontillado"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"The Cask of Amontillado" Literary Essay Liam Shute 12/07/02 Edgar Allan Poe lived from 1409 - 1449, but even today he is revered as one of the premier horror writers of all time.
"The Cask of Amontillado" is no exception,it is a terrifying tale written in the early 15th century, in a time when murder was not as commonplace as it is today.
The narrator, the mischievous Montresor, concocts a devilish plan to rid himself of his enemy Fortunato, because of an insult.
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 The Cask of Amontillado
The Cask of Amontillado follows the tradition of dark and grim stories written by Edgar Allen Poe.
His stories have a twist and turn to the plot so the reader is always guessing as to what will happen next.
“The Cask of Amontillado” tells the tale of the sheer determination of one man out to destroy another man. At the beginning of the story, Montresor introduces us to the man who he feels has unjustly betrayed him.
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 The Cask of Amontillado
The Title: The word cask, meaning wine barrel, is derived from the same root word used to form casket, meaning coffin.
Thus, Amontillado is a wine in the style of the kind made in Montilla, Spain.
Fortunato is wearing a court jester’s motley outfit and a cone-shaped hat topped with a bell that sometimes rings when he moves his head.
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 PlanetPapers - The Cask of Amontillado
In one of Edgar Allen Poe's best-known tales of horror, "The Cask of Amontillado," he suggests that pride can be a very dangerous thing, when one is overwhelmed with it.
In "The Cask of Amontillado," Poe utilizes foreshadowing in a most grim and dark way.
The dangers of pride are addressed in "The Cask of Amontillado," a short story by Edgar Allen Poe.
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 AcademicDB - The Cask of Amontillado ?
Home: English Language: Creative Writing: The Cask of Amontillado
This document is part of AcademicDB, a database of over 15,000 UK university essays and coursework documents written by UK university students covering all subject areas.
The Cask of Amontillado is a strangely interesting story in itself.
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 The Poe Decoder - "The Cask of Amontillado"
The Poe Decoder - "The Cask of Amontillado"
"The Cask of Amontillado," which first appeared in Godey's Lady's Book in 1846, is a classic example of the use of an unreliable narrator.
Montresor responded by telling his friend that he could see that he had a prior engagement as well as he noticed that Fortunato was afflicted with a severe cough and cold.
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 Selected Works - PoeMuseum.org
You were not to be found, and I was fearful of losing a bargain." "Amontillado!" "I have my doubts." "Amontillado!" "And I must satisfy them." "Amontillado!" "As you are engaged, I am on my way to Luchresi.
He will tell me --" "Luchresi cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry." "And yet some fools will have it that his taste is a match for your own.
And as for Luchresi, he cannot distinguish Sherry from Amontillado." Thus speaking, Fortunato possessed himself of my arm; and putting on a mask of fl silk and drawing a roquelaire closely about my person, I suffered him to hurry me to my palazzo.
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 Free Essay The Cask of Amontillado
A 5 page paper which examines Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” as they present the reade...
In his poem, “The Cask of Amontillado,” Edgar Allan Poe utilizes irony to make his tale more interesting and entertaining for the audience.
The third and final example of irony in The Cask of Amontillado takes place when Montresor realizes that Fortunato is dead.
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 The Cask of Amontillado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Our story today is called "The Cask of Amontillado." It was written by Edgar Allan Poe.
But I couldn't find you and I was afraid he would sell the cask of Amontillado to someone else.
"Ah yes," I said, "the cask of Amontillado." I leaned over and began pushing aside the pile of bones against the wall.
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 The Cask of Amontillado
            The story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe is a story of murder and revenge.
            He uses Fortunato’s weakness of fine drink and the promise of Amontillado to lure him to his vaults.
  He knew Fortunato could not let this opportunity to drink Amontillado pass him by; so Montressor is ensuring that it is by Fortunato’s own choice that he winds up in what will be his grave.
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 Dramatic Irony in "The Cask of Amontillado" Essay by Edgar Allan Poe | Student Essays
Dramatic Irony in "The Cask of Amontillado" Essay by Edgar Allan Poe
Summary: The dark irony of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" can be seen in the dialogue between Montressor and Fortunato (an ironic name, given his fate), especially in the discussion about Montressor's arms.
One of the main themes of Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado is revenge.
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 The Cask of Amontillado
The short story "The Cask of Amontillado," by Edgar Allan Poe is an effective venue for teaching English I literary terms.
Teacher and students read "The Cask of Amontillado" and teacher presents pictures of the other critical vocabulary words as they appear in the text.
Teacher brings in or creates illustrations of key words or bring in realia (cask, amontillado, Carnival, catacombs, trowel, mortar, motley, palazzo, puncheon, immolation).The critical vocabulary words listed above are in chronological order according to their appearance in the text.
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 Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado": Page 1
The following pages present Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Cask of Amontillado" on the left side of the screen.
On the right side are comments intended to help you understand the story and questions that a critical reader might ask when reading this text.
But I have received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts" 1.11.
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 The Cask of Amontillado
It is fascinating in its theme and masterful in its tightly woven symbolism and contrast.
The fact that the work is a narrative in its entirety indicates that upon writing "Cask," Poe no longer felt compelled to preface his horror stories with an extended, complex essay as he had in earlier writings.
This tale, in a sense, entombs its readers in their own cellars of mental dread." "The Cask of Amontillado" also deals with one of the most recognizable themes of Poe's best horror writing, that of the burial of a living victim.
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 THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO by E. A. Poe (1846)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO by E. Poe (1846)
Thus speaking, Fortunato possessed himself of my arm; and putting on a mask of fl silk and drawing a roquelaire closely about my person, I suffered him to hurry me to my palazzo.
We had passed through long walls of piled skeletons, with casks and puncheons intermingling, into the inmost recesses of the catacombs.
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 Cask Of Amontillado
"The Cask of Amontillado" is a carefully crafted story so that every detail contributes to "a certain unique or single effect." Irony, both dramatic and verbal, plays an important role in this process.
Poe further adds to this effect by calling the character Fortunato (who is anything but fortunate), and dressing him in a clown or a fool's costume since Montresor intends to make a fool of him as part of his dark plan.
Montresor, the sinister narrator of this tale, pledges revenge upon Fortunato for an insult.
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 The Cask of Amontillado Page 1
I said to him: "My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met.
But I have received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts."
And as for Luchesi, he cannot distinguish Sherry from Amontillado."
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 Cask of Amontillado Story
We had passed through walls of piled bones, with casks and puncheons [a large cask] intermingling [mixed in], into the inmost recesses [nooks] of the catacombs.
We passed through a range of low arches, descended, passed on, and descending again, arrived at a deep crypt [tomb], in which the foulness of the air caused our flambeaux rather to glow than flame.
Fortunato was scornful of Luchesi, saying that he couldn't tell Amontillado from Sherry.
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 The Cask of Amontillado
At his 75th birthday party, Montressor hears an eerie voice crying "Amontillado!" When the others go in to dinner, he decides to remain on the veranda a little while longer.
The wine was supposed to be Amontillado, but he is not certain and would like another opinion.
Fortunato, who fancies himself an expert on wine, insists that he be taken to the cask in question to determine if it is indeed Amontillado.
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 Free Essays - Cask Of Amontillado By Grimes
Free Essays - Cask Of Amontillado By Grimes
In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Edgar Allan Poe uses captivating images
In “The Cask of Amontillado,” Montressor seeks to have revenge on
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 Literature.org - The Online Literature Library
I paused again, and this time I made bold to seize Fortunato by an arm above the elbow.
"The Amontillado!" ejaculated my friend, not yet recovered from his astonishment.
As I said these words I busied myself among the pile of bones of which I have before spoken.
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 "The Cask of Amontillado" | Free Term Papers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Cask Of Amontillado: The Dangers Of Pride
"The Cask of Amontillado": Critical Interpretations Among Poe's most intriguing tales is "The Cask of Amontillado," first published in Godey's Lady's Book in November of 1847.
Montresor chooses a time when Fortunato is drunk to dupe him into going down the spiral stairs into the catacombs, which serve as a sort of family burial grounds for the race of Montresors.
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 The Cask of Amontillado
Irony in “The Cask of Amontillado” In the short story, “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, Poe uses two types of irony, dramatic and verbal.
Dramatic irony is when the reader perceives something that a character in the story does not.
At the beginning, Fortunato believes that he is fortunate to have a friend, Montresor, who believes to have found a pipe of Amontillado.
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 SparkNotes: Poe’s Short Stories: “The Cask of Amontillado” (1846)
Fortunato is anxious to taste the wine and to determine for Montresor whether or not it is truly Amontillado.
On the exposed wall is a small recess, where Montresor tells Fortunato that the Amontillado is being stored.
The terror of “The Cask of Amontillado,” as in many of Poe’s tales, resides in the lack of evidence that accompanies Montresor’s claims to Fortunato’s “thousand injuries” and “insult.” The story features revenge and secret murder as a way to avoid using legal channels for retribution.
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 The Cask of Amontillado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I have in my room an (empty) bottle of Amontillado and I pass it around to students who volunteer to tell me if it smells to them like good Amontillado.
I also plan to have them read about Poe's life to see they would like to try out a psychology based critique of the story.
And next year, if I need to buy a new bottle of Amontillado, I'll give myself plenty of time to drink it so I won't have it pour it down the drain again.
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