The cask of amontillado Irony : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

I need some help with writing about irony in the cask of amontillado

-- Anonymous, September 14, 2003


My suggestion is get cliff notes on it. It will help explain a lot. I am trying to write a paper on this too.

-- Anonymous, September 14, 2003

Irony starts with the point of view. We see the murdere in action but the victim keeps blundering to his doom through his ignorance. irony there adn symbols constantly joked about by the killer. Another form of irony is that the boastful demeanor of the murder is too forced. Ironically, despite his lack of conscience or compassion many personal reactions show that after all these decades the events still trouble him on a pre-thought level he constantly must deny. This in effect makes him like his victim Fortunato, except he must work at it harder.

-- Anonymous, September 16, 2003

Perhaps it is a bit late for Fortoonatoun but he still keeps his Eye on Sir Lancelot & co.

Maybe it’s very late for Lookeasy and he could be a slice too lazy to go upstairs.

Sure the Graeve will be tasted, or the Mereloo sipped in a cellar far below sea level.

The chat will endless be conducted by the Amon Till Ad Oo.

So. do they are alter-ego’s?

Fanny (one): "Mirror on the wall, who is…?"

To Fanny (two): "Look in your Eye, who is…?"

Let us try a simple exercise. Suppose Fanny (F1) one is become partially Fanny two (F2), and vice versa. If F2 is becoming partly vice-F1, or if F2 becomes next in rank to F1 and could be able to represent F1 or act for him, what will happen with their semiotics? And please, dear Yankees, don’t twist your mind with some Miami- vices! Keep in your heads the Seminole’s resistance!

Then, what happens with their speech? Let us look more closely to the recto-verso effect (looking-glass reflection) of their words.

e-name: F1 "Private (poe)" The diminutive of Edgar Poe was Eddie

F2 "Eddie (eddie Marcus)"

Answer’s frequency: F2 answers once on September 30 & re-answers to himself the same day. F1 answers once on October 03 (reverse of 30), answers once on October 04 & re-answers to himself the same day, as F2

Late: The "shade" of meaning by F1 "Tonight…a little bit late for you…" is falling on F2 "Hmmm…- …it is very late" inducing a nice slumber.

Self-correction: F2 corrects one omission " ‘Outis’—yes, I simply (and unforgivable) forgot this one."

F1 corrects himself in his second self-answer "P.S. Please, correct, in my previous comment, ‘FANNY’, instead of ‘TO FANNY’ "

Ascendancy: Concerning ‘The Stylus’ claim, F2 "…I am prepared to reverse this, but I’m not convinced…" F1 "…may be used to rub out some of my propositions… I leave all this matter to your own judgment…"

Pen name: F2 uses "pen-name… nom de plume…fashion of a gentleman- amateur…disguise the identity of a known author…alterego…" note the gluing of alter & ego. F1 uses "…nom de plume… signature… pen name… fictitious narrator"

And what about the feather-name "M" mentioned by F1? Does it refer to the patronymic initial of F2?

-- Anonymous, September 17, 2003

Fuck U!

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2003

Bew Bew Bew **gun shots**

-- Anonymous, November 26, 2003

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