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. This concept sets the mood for true evil.
The plot of the story is simple. Montresor takes revenge on his friend Fortunato by
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first clue the reader gets about how Montresor will kill Fortunato.
The overall mood of the story is one of impending evil. The ending of the story is filled with suspense. You see Montresor carefully construct each row of stone. At this point Montresor is fully committed to finishing his horrific deed even at the desperate pleas from Fortunato. When the last brick is set in place, we know Fortunato’s fate has been sealed.