Respone #14 - Poe sought to achieve. The plot is quite...

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Response #14 Tan Huy Hoang Nguyen Professor Pam O’Klock-Stein English 1B 22 January 2006 “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe "The Cask of Amontillado" has been almost universally referred to as Poe's most perfect short story; in fact, it has often been considered to be one of the world's most perfect short stories. Furthermore, it conforms to and illustrates perfectly many of Poe's literary theories about the nature of the short story: that is, it is short and can be read at one sitting, it is a mood piece with every sentence contributing to the total effect, it is a completely unified work and while it is seemingly simple, it abounds in ironies of many kinds. Finally, every line and comment contributes to the totality or unity of effect that
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Unformatted text preview: Poe sought to achieve. The plot is quite simple. The first-person narrator, whom we later discover to be named Montresor, announces immediately that someone named Fortunato has injured him repeatedly and has recently insulted him. Montresor couldnt stand anymore. He vows revenge upon Fortunato. The remainder of the story deals with Montresor's methods of entrapping Fortunato and inflicting his revenge upon the unfortunate Fortunato. Foremost is the fact that Montresor has never let Fortunato know of his hatred. Accordingly, one evening during carnival time, a time when much frivolity and celebration would be taking place, Montresor set his mad plan into motion with full confidence that he would never be discovered. And he never was....
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