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The Cask of Amontillado
We've taken some of the world's best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve. Each book in the series has...more
Schopenhauer says we all suffer as the result of nature or chance but, as humans, we recognizes that is simply the way life works. He then writes, “Suffering caused by t ...more
I'm not quite sure what I think of this, I like Poe, I like his words, his spine tingling suspense and his gothic aproch. But what was this? I will never, ever go down into the catacombs. Ever. Not like this sorry soul...
It was horrid, and very good. But I don't entirely understand what happened and why, so three stars is about right. I liked The Raven better.
Yeah, I did that (again) during lunch break, it was quite, so I took my phone, put my earphones and listen to this, The Cask of Amontadillo (I read The Sherlockian a while ago and it was mention by ACD character, hence 'curious'). Closed my eyes... and listened.
The story itself was rather straight point. Fortnato did something that insult Mo ...more
يا قلبي عليك يا فورتوناتو!!
ما هذه النفسية السوداوية البنفسجية الجحيمية للمختل العقلي مونتريسور!
أحداث عجيبة .. وقصة غريبة جداً! غريبة لأنها على الرغم من ظلاميتها وعتهها إلا أنها رائعة فوق الوصف!
لا أستطيع أن أقول أن القصة غير حقيقية أو غير واقعية .. أو أنها من نسج الخيال المريض للكاتب العجيب إدجار آلان بو! بل على العكس تماماً، بالنسبة لي فأنا أرى هذه القصة حقيقية جداً، وأبعد ما تكون عن الخيال!
فكما نعلم جميعاً، هذه هي عادة الأدب .. يواجهنا بكل جرأة وجسارة وصراحة ووضوح بحقيقتنا البشرية الضعيفة التي ...more
I had to read this for school and I absolutely loved it. Maybe the reason I enjoyed it so much was because I read it for school and we talked about irony. Talking about the story made me think more into it and now I think it's brilliant. I had already been intrigued, but the story just proved to be amazing.
My 2nd review of Poe is (not surprisingly) my 2nd favorite Poe book. This book was read for 11th grade English and I have to say that this better than expected book came out of a better than expected class-but that is for another story.
(view spoiler)[So, how to plan the perfect murder? (hide spoiler)] Well, as I have just finished reading Crime and Punishment, this book loomed heavy on my mind. I don't know if Fyodor Dostoyevsky had ever picked up this book but the similarities and differences ...more
The story is placid and dark as velvet. Deception at its finest interpretation. The image of death in progress, a seem-to-be-pause until the end. Something you will not see in any regular story.
If you are young to understand the word revenge, do not read it. Also, if you are narrowminded to morbidness. I suggest you grab a d ...more
This story is twisted like all his others. Chilling.
I like all ...more
This book makes me think about my little sister and how sneaky and clever she can be.
The setting of this story is important because it shows how much a "clown" Fortunato really can be.
As usual, Poe was able to portray the criminal mind, with its unrepent ...more
Throughout “The Cask of Amontillado,” Poe uses a variety of elements that result in the disturbing, suspenseful, darkly humorous story it is. The first thing the reader realizes as they begin the tale is that Montresor is an utterly unreliable source. He gives no reasoning as to why he wants Fortunato dead; he merely states, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.” Given such a vague explanation, th ...more
I managed to sele ...more
I’ll begin with a brief introduction to the story’s plot. It tells a story of two old friends, one of which –Fortunato, has deeply insulted the other – the narrator. The narrator, whose name is not mentioned unti ...more
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