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  • A Maid Up Ending Of The Cask Of Amontillado I Got An A - 573 words
    A maid up ending of the Cask of Amontillado (i got an A-) There was none At precisely 10:30 A.M. I got a call from a Mr. Machiano saying while renovating a palazzo his men found the bones of a human. When I got to the scene one of his employees showed me to the bones. The clothes were still on the carcass. I asked Mr. Machiano how the body was discovered, "My men were knocking down the walls and one of them found a skeleton with its clothes on, and thats when I called you." I asked whom he bought the palace from. "A man I would say in his early eighties, named Montresor." I then left to learn about this person.. I found out that he is living with a cousin right near his old home. I decided t ...
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  • Cask Of Amontillado - 568 words
    Cask Of Amontillado "The Cask of Amontillado" The author of "The Cask of Amontillado," Edgar Allan Poe, lets us know in the opening sentence that the character telling the story, Montresor, vows revenge. Montresor's target of revenge is Fortunato, but Montresor never specifically says what Fortunato did to him or his family. However, Montresor's fear of Fortunato avenging any threat of revenge leads us to believe his plan is well thought out and executed in a very matter of fact way. Seeking this revenge on Fortunato has not made Montresor feel guilty for what he has done. It seems as if revenge is just part of his nature. Throughout the story, it seems as if Montresor has every bit of his r ...
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  • Cask Of Amontillado - 469 words
    Cask Of Amontillado Olliver Stedenko Com 131 Comp & Lit Essay #1 The Plot of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" With the completion of the second paragraph in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," the plot has been made mostly clear. Although you are unaware of who the protagonist is, the motives of this unknown character are very obvious. He has vowed revenge and intends to murder Fortunato. Poe clearly states this by saying "... he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation." (paragraph 2) An unclear aspect of the plot though, is that Montresor had planned and carefully designed this act of murder. Planning a murder, an untraceable one at that, ...
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  • Cask Of Amontillado - 788 words
    Cask Of Amontillado English 102, Section 80 01 March 2000 Essay #1 In The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe, the dark side of human nature is exemplified through the character of Montresor and his victim, Fortunato. Montresor is a manipulative and vengeful person. These characteristics lead to the death of Fortunato, a man who has wronged him. Through the acts, words, and the thoughts of the character, one is able to see him carry out his plan for revenge. The story takes place in Italy at a carnival where Montresor and Fortunato happen upon each other by chance, or so it is made to seem. The setting is lively and jubilant at the carnival. It then moves to the catacombs of Montresor's h ...
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  • Cask Of Amontillado - 1,198 words
    Cask Of Amontillado Some people wonder is Montressor was insane in the short story of "The Cask of Amontillado." Well to me, he was. I say this because would a sane man want revenge on a person? Would a sane man want to kill someone in such a slow and painful way? That is the idea that is going to be discussed in this essay. "I must not only punish but punish with impunity (p. 149) That line in itself just says that he is not a normal thinking human being. This is when he starts to make out his plan of retribution. During this time, Montressor was careful not to arouse Fortunatos suspicions. "...Neither by word or by deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will. I continued...to sm ...
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  • Cask Of Amontillado And Black Cat - 1,608 words
    Cask Of Amontillado And Black Cat Shrout 1 Aspects and Analysis of Edgar Allen Poe's " The Cask of Amontillado" and the "Black Cat" What makes literary works considered great, and furthermore what makes the greatness of the work withstand the test of time? The answer to both of these questions is the same. Greatness of literary work that withstands the test of time is due to the fact that their meaning is still seen and identified with by people today, and still evokes interest in the reader, even though these works were written decades, sometimes centuries earlier. When works of literature have with stood the test of time, and are still considered great, these works are analyzed as to why t ...
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  • Cask Of Amontillado And Black Cat - 1,641 words
    ... 75). There seems to no apparent reason the reader can detect for the main character's obsession and hatred for the cat that causes his own demise. Lastly, how the motive and theme tie together, which is seen in both stories "The Cask of Amontillado", and the "The Black Cat" is the flawless plan, which in both cases results in main characters downfall. There is no such thing as a perfect crime. No matter how hard one tries, there will always be some kind of evidence to convict someone of his or her crimes. In both stories, the attempt to pull off a perfect crime results in the main characters ending conflict. In "The Cask of Amontillado, Montresor's plan is only flawed by the fact that h ...
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  • Cask Of Amontillado And Pride - 542 words
    Cask Of Amontillado And Pride Sometimes a persons pride can overshadow their good judgment, in turn effecting their actions. The result of this over zealous pride can mean death for the person. In Edgar Allen Poes The Cask of Amontillado, Fortunato is a prime example. Through his own desire to show his skill as a wine connoisseur, he causes his own demise. Fortunatos pride becomes evident when he and Montresor first meet. When Fortunato learns of Montresors cask of Amontillado, he says Luchesi cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry, (pg 116) of the other connoisseur. He will not allow this other connoisseur to show him up. Fortunato had no reason to demean Luchesi except to keep his own pride i ...
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  • Cask Of Amontillado By Grimes - 1,365 words
    Cask Of Amontillado By Grimes Thesis: The descriptive details in "The Cask of Amontillado" not only appeal to the senses of the audience, but also show that the narrator has a memory that has been haunted with details that he can recall fifty years later. I. Introduction II. Auditory Appeal III. Humor Appeal IV. Visual Appeal V. Conclusion Grimes 1 "The vividness with which [Poe] transcribes his sensory experiences contributes powerfully to the response his stories invoke" (Fagin 202). In "The Cask of Amontillado," Edgar Allan Poe uses captivating images to descriptively tell a tail of revenge, while appealing to the senses of the audience. In "The Cask of Amontillado," Montressor seeks to h ...
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  • Cask Of Amontillado By Poe - 883 words
    Cask Of Amontillado By Poe In "The Cask of Amontillado" Edgar Allan Poe takes us on a trip into the mind of a mad man. The story relates a horrible revenge made even more horrible by the fact that the vengeance is being taken when no real offense had been given. This concept sets the mood for true evil. The plot of the story is simple. Montresor takes revenge on his friend Fortunato by luring him into the wine cellar under the family estate. There he leads Fortunato into the depths of the catacombs where he buries him alive by walling him into a recess in the wall. This story is told in first person, from the point of view of Montresor. The exposition of the story occurs when Montresor tells ...
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  • The Cask Of Amontillado - 408 words
    The Cask Of Amontillado. The cask of amontillado is astory of revenge. montresor,the villainous narrator of this story vowed to avenge insults he received by administering death to fortunato. montressor proved himself to be the aggressor because of the way he plotted and excuted his plan to eliminate fortnnato.the reasoc behind montresor's villainous behavior is somewhat understates. montressor is a very unreliable narrator claiming that he suffered,''the thousand injuries of fortunato i had borne as best as i could'',9750.This statement that montresor made is not only exaggeration, but also leads us to wonder if their was another motive behind montresor's actions. Upon reading this story i ...
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  • The Cask Of Amontillado Hop Frog - 876 words
    The Cask Of Amontillado & Hop Frog Montresor effectively fulfilled the first criterion of revenge, which was to punish the victim. Fortunato was punished for his insulting actions upon Montresor. First, Montresor punishes Fortunato by killing him. Montresor lures Fortunato to the dungeon by making him drunk and there he ties Fortunato to the wall and leaves the room, making Fortunato slowly die through suffering. Montresor also punishes Fortunato by killing the friendship between them. Fortunato felt happy at first telling Montresor, Ha! ha! ha! a very good joke indeed, but then he realized that Montresor was not joking. Fortunato was hurt because he was trapped behind a wall and he knew th ...
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  • Cask Of Amontiallo By Poe - 800 words
    Cask Of Amontiallo By Poe In the short story "The Cask of Amontillado," Edgar Allan Poe writes in first person point of view, from the perspective of Montresor, the diabolical narrator of this tale, who vows revenge against Fortunato. Montresor began to develop the perfect plan for retribution. During the carnival season, Montresor encounters Fortunato and decides to implement his plan carefully not to arouse Fortunato's suspicions through irony. Poe's story describes the inner workings of a murderer's mind, Montresor, who has lived the memory of Fortunato's death for fifty years. Poe uses different types of irony in the conversations between Montresor and Fortunato. First, Poe uses dramatic ...
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  • Characterization In Poe, Hawthorne, And Melville - 392 words
    Characterization In Poe, Hawthorne, And Melville What makes a story different from a tale lies in the author's choice of characterization. When we have little physical detail about the character as is Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" and Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" the story becomes more of a tale. In a tale, it is possible to remove almost all of the physical detail about the character and still achieve the same effect. If you remove the known detail, what little there is, in "Young Goodman Brown" it might have the same effect as, "A man walked into the woods ... .." This however cannot be achieved in Herman Melville's "Bartleby The Scribner". If you remove the detail about the life of ...
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  • Crystal Barrey - 1,429 words
    ... fective writing about topics he is familiar with. Poe is the poster child of Ernest Hemmingways philosophy: "Only write about what you know, and then dont write too damn much." Another theme that frequents Poes literature, is the presence of a female. She is generally portrayed sympathetically and for the most part is dead, or dies in the course of the story. Ive already mentioned the "Black Cat", which features a young wife brutally murdered by her husband. "Murders in the Rue Morge" and "The Mystery of Marie Roget" were two detective style stories that featured women being killed. Yet, there can be no better example of Poes women issues as well as his own mental instability than in a s ...
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  • Edgar Allan Poe - 1,467 words
    Edgar Allan Poe When picking a topic for my research paper. I thought of many different ideas. I started to think about my interests is reading literature, and I decided to write about my favorite author Edgar Allan Poe. This paper is going to look at Poe from a psychological perspective. There seems to be few attempts to look at the psychological causes of humor in Poes work, and how his personal life may have had an impact on his writings. Many of Poes tales are distinguished by the authors unique grotesque ideas in addition to his superb plots. In an article titled Poes humor: A Psychological Analysis, by Paul Lewis, he states: Appropriately it seems to me, that to see Poe only as an elit ...
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  • Edgar Allan Poe - 1,504 words
    Edgar Allan Poe For some class on some date with some professor The Influence of Family and Friends on Poe Over the course of Poes forty year stay on Earth, he was exposed early to several key people who would have a profound impact on his writings. Though this idea in and of itself is not uncommon in literature, for Poe it went far beyond being merely influenced. Beginning at age 3 when he lost his parents, Poe was subjected to a difficult life that would later play heavily in his works. Between his foster father (John Allan), his first love (Sarah Elmis Royster) and his young first wife (Virginia Cleem), Poes contacts largely dictated his works. How was it that such an obviously brilliant ...
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  • Edgar Allan Poe - 1,429 words
    ... ive writing about topics he is familiar with. Poe is the poster child of Ernest Hemmingways philosophy: "Only write about what you know, and then dont write too damn much." Another theme that frequents Poes literature, is the presence of a female. She is generally portrayed sympathetically and for the most part is dead, or dies in the course of the story. Ive already mentioned the "Black Cat", which features a young wife brutally murdered by her husband. "Murders in the Rue Morge" and "The Mystery of Marie Roget" were two detective style stories that featured women being killed. Yet, there can be no better example of Poes women issues as well as his own mental instability than in a short ...
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  • Edgar Allan Poe Literary History - 692 words
    Edgar Allan Poe Literary History Numerous writers have made great contributions to the broad-spectrum of literature. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also known as Mark Twain, introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic perspectives of the Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature tremendously is Edgar Allan Poe. Best known as the father of the American short story and father of the detective story. Poe immersed reader into a world of imagination and horrendous ecstasy. Poe was great in three different fields, and in each one he made a reputation that would give any man a high place in literary history. Poe wrote great short stories, famous ...
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  • Edgar Allan Poes Work - 763 words
    Edgar Allan Poe's Work Edgar Allan Poe's work is known throughout the world. He was born in 1809 in Boston. When Poe was still an infant his father left him and then his mother died. Poe was adopted by Jon Allan. Then Edgar Allan Poe was Educated in Europe. Poe attendant college for while, but Jon Allan stopped Paying for his college education because Poe had to many gambling depts. Then Poe joined to the army in 1827 he wasn't successful in the army though. Then Poe moved back to the United States and wrote stories in Baltimore. Poe was married to Virginia in 1836. Eleven years later Virginia dies of an Illness, Poe was very disturbed. In 1849 Poe died. Poe was known as the Father of Gothic ...
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