Cask of Amontillado: Irony and foreshadowing

Cask of Amontillado: Irony and foreshadowing

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Examples of irony and foreshadowing in Cask of Amontillado.

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  • Verbal Irony
  • I toast to your long life...and death. *hehehe*
  • Situational Irony
  • Hahahahahaha!! You? A mason? Hahahahah!
  • In about 5 minutes you're going to see how good of a mason I really am...
  • Dramatic Irony
  • I'm so glad we're such good friends Monresor! You're so kind.
  • No. Just no.
  • Montresor and Fortunato were toasting and Montresor toasted to Fortunato's long life. This is an example of verbal irony because he knew that he was going to kill Fortunato, yet he toasted to his long life, even though he knew his life was going to end soon.
  • Foreshadowing #1
  • You're a mason?
  • Yes, I am. *shows trowel*
  • Fortunato laughed when Montresor said he was a mason. Fortunato basically laughed in his face and didn't believe he was that good of a mason. When Montresor buried him alive, he proved to Fortunato how good of a mason he acutally was.
  • Foreshadowing #2
  • Hey, Montresor? What's your family motto again?
  • No one insults me without punishment.
  • Fortunato believed that Montresor and him were good friends and never believed he would bury him alive. The audience knew he wanted revenge and hated Fortunato. We knew he was going to get revenge on him, unlike Fortunato who was foolish and naive.
  • Foreshadowing#3
  • Oh, you're dressed as a perfect.
  • When Fortunato doesn't believe that Montresor is a mason, Montresor pulls out a trowel and shows it to Fortunato. The event of Montresor showing the trowel to Fortunato foreshadows the event of Montresor using the trowel to bury Fortunato alive.
  • The motto of Montresor's family is also an example of foreshadowing because it says that no one will insult him without punishment. When he tells Fortunato this, it foreshadows that since Fortunato insulted Montresor, he will be punished.
  • That's nice.
  • Fortunato's love of wine and his costume is also an example of foreshadowing because he loved wine so much that he would do anything for wine. He was also dressed as a jester which foreshadowed his foolishness. It foreshadowed that he would believe Montresor and that he would be foolish and naive.
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