The Cask of Amontillado Gothic Literature

The Cask of Amontillado Gothic Literature
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  • Setting & atmosphere
  • A Gothic protagonist
  • "You are rich, respected, admired, beloved, you are happy, as once I"
  • Emotions run high
  • "Niter?"
  • "*coughing intesifies* It is nothing!"
  • There are Dungeons and Secret Rooms. "Within the walls thus exposed by the displacing of the bones, we perceived a still interior crypt or recess...for no especial use..." (Poe, 5)
  • foreboding
  • Montresor is lonley/is emotionally cut off from the people around him. "You are rich, respected, admired, beloved, you are happy, as once I" (Poe, 3)
  • some sort of decay
  • Fortunato ignores common sense and continues with Montresor down into the catacombs. " 'Niter' he asked. 'Niter' I said...My poor friend found it impossible to reply for many minutes. 'It is nothing' he said." (Poe, 3)
  • The Supernatural
  • The Coat of Arms is foreboding the fact that Montresor is going to 'crush' Fortunato. "A huge human foot d'or, in a field azure: the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are embedded in the heel" (Poe, 4)
  • There was a formerly great family mentioned. "The Montresors were a great and numerous family." (Poe, 3)
  • Fortunato had miraculously became sober when Montresor chained him up. "I discovered that the intoxication of Fortunato had in great measure worn off." (Poe,6)
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