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Preview — The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
The Cask of Amontillado
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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.
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
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
As usual, Poe was able to portray the criminal mind, with its unrepent...more
This story is twisted like all his others. Chilling.
I like all...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’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
The story is about a man who has finally hit on the perfect revenge, although I was unclear on exactly why he needed revenge at all. The plan was to lure his enemy deep into the catacombs to taste a rare wine and then chain him up and brick him in.
He really do have his way with words, and a way of bringing you in to the story.
Yet, when it comes to the actual story, it felt very vague. I felt extremely unsatisfied by the ending. In fact, when I read the last page, I flipped it back and forth more than once looking for the continuation.
And so were my feelings when reading many of his works.
It often ended with the though "t...more
"A huge human foot d'or, in a field azure; the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in the heel."
"And the motto?"
"Nemo me impune lacessit." ["No one can injure me with impunity."]
"Good!" he said.