The Cask of Amontillado
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I'm a scaredy cat by nature. Don't get me wrong. I love rapelling, bungee jumping...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
Throughout the acquaintanceship, there was a great deal of mentioning Luchesi. Every time Montresor had to bring him up, a number of insults would escape Fortunato's lips. I understand the i...more
It was wasted on me.
Short stories abound, and to the younger reader, the shorter works do not allow for the reflection and elaboration of concepts that would allow a more accessible interpretation. Coupled with beautifully rendered prose and diction that requires a working knowledge of loanwords not much in use anymore, and a decent education in Latin (which Poe's America was familiar with), this story...more
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
No man provokes me with impunity
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publication Date: November 1846
Montressor is telling us about a time when he committed a very grave crime. When Fortunado does something to dishonor Montressor, Montressor promises revenge. So one night during Carnival he lours Fortunado down to his "wine cellar' and through the catacombs. What kind of revenge will Montressor get on Fortunado?
Edgar Allan Poe never fails to make twisted, dark...more
You see, Montresor doesn't want any competition in wine-tasting, and is also offended by an unknown insult(maybe imagined by him, to make it easier to kill Fortunato)and vows to get revenge by murder.
Montresor is a very clever guy so he a...more
I like all...more
NEVER TRUST ANYONE. that is what this tale is all about.
Besides, Fortunato is the stupidest character I have ever known. He is bloody stupid. Dumpy
Come on Fortunato I wanna show you the cask of Amontillado I have bought....... You come or I will ASK another person better in wine....... Fortunato agrees and go with his friend MONTRESOR who hates Fortunato so bad because Fortunato insults him......... they go that old place..... get downst...more
Ana kahraman Luchesi
Kurban ise Fortunato
Bu kısa hikayeyi derste işliyoruz,ingilizce olarak okudum, özetten çok (zaten kısa) bir iki şey söylemek istiyorum.
Adamın bir psikopat olduğunu itiraf etmek bence yanlış bir itham olmaz sanırım. Aklıma gelen ilk kelime bu oldu.
Hikayede Luchesi Fortunatonun ona ne olduğu belli olmayan bir hakaret ettiğini söylüyor ve onu öldürme planları yapıyor, üzerine duvar örüyor ama onu öldürdüğünün asla bilinmeyeceğinden emin olmasını istiyor.Hikayede bir bölümde Luch...more
This story is twisted like all his others. Chilling.
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
The Cask of Amontillado is a story about vengeance and (view spoiler)[Murder! (hide spoiler)]
My main problem with the story is that it lacks information about the motives of the protagonist.Yes,there are some clues present in the story but the clues are not sufficient to understand the reason why (view spoiler)[ Montressor murdered Fortunato. (hide spoiler)]. Was it because of pride? Or was it insanity all along.
Many of Poe's stories is a tale of detection, but in this...more
Mr Poe's dark, twisted humor and exquisite prose was also nice to read. I haven't read much classics mainly because I am no...more
As usual, Poe was able to portray the criminal mind, with its unrepent...more
I didn't pick this book up, Mr.Gould gave it to me and read it to the class.
I finished this book because I had to for english class.
I would recommend it to people who like this sort of sad and unfortun...more
I think that what Edgar Allan Poe was trying to say is that a human will go to great distances to get revenge. Also that when a human being goes to that length to get revenge on someone it will change that persons character, and the vir...more
Disclaimer: Of course, this is a Poe story, someone would end up dying from asphyxiation.
One of Poe's works I enjoyed reviewing and re-reading. An eerie tale of revenge, murder, and death.(less)