A Critical Analysis of Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”
Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” is a story about revenge and the workings of the twisted mind of a man who is intent on it. In this selection, there are many examples of symbolism and foreshadowing. The theme that is prevalent is man’s domination of his fortune which has been unkind to him.
The first and main idea of symbolism comes into the
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on account of the dampness of the catacombs.” The last sentence in this story is “In pace requiescat!” Is it possible that maybe, instead of this being Montressor’s closing remark to Fortunato, it is about Montressor, wishing his guilt and regret away? If this is so, then Montressor didn’t truly get his revenge on Fortunato, having to live the rest of his life with the guilt that the death has put upon him.