what is the main irony of cast of amontillado

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what is the main irony of the short story "cast of amontillado" and why? please help! nikki

-- Anonymous, December 20, 2000


I don't know but when you get the answer help me too!!! PLEASE!!! I have to write an essay on it. helllp

-- Anonymous, December 20, 2000

One of the most glaring ironies is in the names of the two characters--actually with the name Luchresi also, though it isn't as glaringly obvious as the irony found in the two main characters' names. Another ironic twist is Montressor's use of reverse psychology to manipulate the servants and Fortunato. Yet another is with the term "masons" and also with the costumes the main characters wear. Still another is with the French white wine: De Grave. There is also irony to be found in the coat of arms and the lack of specificity with regard to the "thousand injuries" that were inflicted upon Montressor. I'd have to go back and read that one since it's a little complicated, but that should get you going. Reread the text and it should become a little clearer with these hints to get you going.

Good luck and if you need further clarification, write privately.

-- Anonymous, December 21, 2000

I personally feel the book didn't really have a main point.

-- Anonymous, October 25, 2001

The Irony of the story is that you would think that fortunato would realise what is happening but in the end he just sits quietly shackeled up to the wall a waiting his death. peace out----- Rachel loves nate

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2004

Fortunato thinks Montressor is being real chummy and they're going to be great pals while in Montressor's imagination Fortunato is his enemy who is constantly insulting him

سنی اسلام

-- Anonymous, October 20, 2004

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