Analysis of the Cask of Amontillado

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Joe Catania Professor Flynn English 102 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.