29 February 2000
An Analysis of “The Cask of Amontillado
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. Even though this is a short story, Poe creates
a nightmare, almost guaranteed to give the
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he react to the desperate
cry of Fortunato? When the last brick is set in place, we know Fortunato’s doom has been sealed.
I find that this story makes the hairs on my back of my neck rise every time I read it.
There is no real violence in the modern sense of the word, it is almost more horrifying because
rayther than see it with our eyes we se it with our imagination.