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The Cask of Amontillado

            "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne the best I could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge" from "The Cask of Amontillado" is the story of a twisted and deceitful man that was looking for revenge. Descriptive details created an eerie and suspenseful mood in the story. Edgar Allen Poe uses foreshadowing to suggest an inevitable outcome of death in the story. Edgar Allan Poe uses diction to describe the unique type of wording. Eager Allan Poe used symbols to explain the story.
             Edgar Allan Poe uses symbolization to describe how Fortunato, the antagonist of the story, was going die. When the Montresor told Fortunato that he can go back up to the town from the deep crypt they were going into and he will bring Luchesi, one of the Montresor's friends, to check if the Amontillado was real, but Fortunato would not go back. When the Montresor gave Fortunato the wine De Grave which was a word that gave the reader the thought of going deep down into the ground, it symbolized the grave. When Fortunato started yelling the Montresor just stoped and listened to it which demonstrated how twisted Montresor was. His family emblem shows a golden foot stepping on a snake with its fangs in the foot. It indicates "Nemo me impune lacessit" which means " No one attacks me with impunity." Edgar Allen Poe also foreshadowed many events.
             Edgar Allen Poe wrote, "You are rich, respected, admired and beloved; as once I was. You are a man to be missed." Edgar Allan Poe is suggesting that fortunate was going to be missed in the aspect that no one would be able to find him. In the story Eager Allan Poe used the words descending and darkness to foreshadow death. He portrays the images of the light diminishing as they descended into the darkness of the catacombs. The black silk and the underground crypt were yet more predictions of death. Then when Montresor took out his trowel Fortunato began to experience fear even though it was a mason's tool.

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