Edgar Allan Poe was an American author

By February 3, 2019 General Studies

Edgar Allan Poe was an American author. He was known for his poems and short stories, some including “A Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Raven” and “The Cask of Amontillado”. In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” the protagonist Montresor wants to seek revenge on an old “friend” Fortunato. He feels a wrong is not made right if the punishment isn’t fair. The author uses irony to foreshadow the demise Fortunato. The story is narrated from a first person point of view. The details of how Montresor imposed his revenge on Fortunato, which the reason was not made clear. He wanted to seek revenge for an “unforgivable insult”, he continues to unfold the demise and the actions he took to succeed. The author continues to set the mood or being dark and horrific. Unfortunately Fortunato isn’t aware of the hurt he caused or inflicted on Montresor.

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