Irony and Foreshadowing of The Cask of Amontillado

Irony and Foreshadowing of The Cask of Amontillado

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  • Verbal Irony
  • It is nothing, the cough is mere nothing; it will not kill me. I shall not die of a cough.
  • Come, we will go back; your health is precious. You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy.
  • Situational Irony
  • I should not return until the morning, do not stir from the house!
  • Will do, Montresor!
  • Follow me into here, we will have a great time!
  • Dramatic Irony
  • Okay! I will do so.
  • Montresor says that Fortunato is in very good health and great shape, but really Montresor means that he is dying but he wants Fortunato to follow him.
  • Foreshadowing #1
  • Come, you are a man to be missed. For me it is no matter. We will go back; you will be ill, and I cannot be resopnsible.
  • Enough, the cough is mere nothing; it will not kill me.
  • Montresor tells the guards to not leave the house and guard it, but the guards always do the opposite, and they guards end up leaving.
  • Foreshadowing #2
  • Hahahahaha I am very silly!
  • What Fortunato does not know and what we know is that he is about to get trapped in a room to die with
  • Foreshadowing #3
  • So how is your engagement going?
  • Fortunato claims he will not die of a cough, and Montresor replies "True-true." He is telling the reader and his victim that he is well aware of how Fortunato will die, for Montresor himself will cause his death.
  • Fortunato is dressed as a jester. This foreshadows the roles he will play in the story because the more drunk he gets from the wine, the more silly he gets.
  • Yes, keep drinking fool.
  • When Montresor and Fortunato go drinking all night, Montrsor talks about Fortunato's "engagement," Fortunato says he doesn't have an engagement, which then, will lead to his death.
  • Actually, I don't have an engagement.
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