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Could you provide me an analysis of the Poe's short tale The Cask of Amontillado?

-- Anonymous, August 19, 2001


I guess the Cask works along the lines of irony and doubleness, two of Poe's dearest topics. If we think of the motto on Montersor's coat of arms, the words "mason" and the echoing of Fortunato's yells at the end of the story, we may have an idea to work on. I'd be delighted to exchange ideas on this topic, since I have to teach this story at the high school where I work.

-- Anonymous, September 10, 2001

The analysis of The Cask of Amontillado is a fun one. The beginning of the story tells of revenge. The story proceeds with the act of revenge being carried out. But while the deed of revenge is carried out as planned, and thouroughly and ironically enjoyed, all does not end well. The character that carries his grudge out to the fullest does not get the satisfaction that he thought he would recieve, instead he is startled subconsiously. Enough to the point where he confeses to his own deeds half a century after the crime. This story is closely configured the way The Tell Tale Heart is.

-- Anonymous, November 01, 2001

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