Please explain literary elements (irony, symbolism, foreshadowing) for Edgar Allen Poe's Cask of Amontillado??!!??!! : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

Can someone please fully explain the irony, symbolism, foreshadowing and any other literary techniques about Poe's The Cask of Amontillado?

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001


I could if I had enough time! Rather than perform the entire task let me point the way a bit. The whole tale is one of irony and foreshadowing since the b=narrator already knows the end to which he is progressing, a murder which occurred long ago. The cruel irony is a source of some odd delight and even justiification. With this in mind you need only follow his manner and examples to find material aplenty. The symbolism itself is mainly ironic, the jester tricked, the joke his death, the loud voice bricked up.

-- Anonymous, October 19, 2001

Not to mention he gave what's his face, many chances of escape. He also was "worried" about his cough that he was getting, and asked him many times if he would like to leave. He killed him with such a calming confidence, it's unbelieveable, (well maybe not in this time.) all because the guy insulted his family honor. Makes you want to watch what you say around people now, eh? Sheesh.

-- Anonymous, April 05, 2002


-- Anonymous, May 03, 2002

An example of foreshadowing is when Fortunato says, “I shall not die of a cough,” and Montressor replies, “True” but he knows that Fortunato will starve and die in the crypt. Another example of foreshadowing on page six is where Montressor sends away his attendants for the evening. He tells Fortunato “I had told them I shall not return until the morning, and I have gave them explicit orders not to stir from the house. These orders were sufficient, I well knew, to ensure their immediate disappearance…” Another use of foreshadowing is when

-- Anonymous, November 11, 2003


-- Anonymous, January 20, 2005

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