Ironies in The Cast of Amontillado

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Ironies Found in “The Cask of Amontillado” In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado,” Edgar Allan Poe writes in the first person point of view from the perspective of Montresor, the diabolic narrator of this tale, who vowed 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 uses …

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