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  • Setting/Atmosphere
  • A Gothic Protagonist
  • You are rich, admired, beloved; you are happy, as I once was.
  • Emotions Run High
  • Hahaha
  • AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
  • A secretive unattended to passageway where the walls are filled with bones and skeletons. "It's walls had been lined with human remains, piled to the vault overhead, in the fashion of the great catacombs of Paris"(Cask of Amontillado, 5). This quote from Cask of Amontillado, describes the catacombs of the Montresors.
  • Foreboding
  • "A huge human foot d'or, in a field azure; the foot crushes the serpent rampant whose fangs are embedded in the heel" 
  • Montresor, the protagonist in Cask of Amontillado, is isolated and emotionally cut off from others around him. This then makes him less admirable than Fortunato is and fills him with anger and jealousy.  "You are rich, admired, beloved; you are happy, as I once was." This quote helps explain Montresors' reasoning, jealousy, for doing what he did.
  • There is some sort of... Decay
  • When burying Fortunato alive, he is becoming sober and starts to realize what's happening to him. Montresor stops working to further enjoy his enemies' crying and moaning. "... a low moaning cry from the depth of the recess... The noise lasted for several minutes, during which, that I might hearken to it with more satisfaction, I ceased my labors and sat down upon the bones... a succession of loud and shrill screams."(Cask of Amontillado, page 6)
  • The Supernatural
  • An unlucky omen appears and comes true when Fortunato asks Montresor about his family's' coat of arms. "I forget your arms. A huge human foot d'or, in a field azure; the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are embedded in the heel. And the motto? Nemo me impune lacessit."(Cask of Amontillado, page 4) Unfortunately for Fortunto, he is acting as the serpent when this motto will be acted on.
  • "And the motto"
  • "I forget your arms"
  • "Nemo me impune lacessit"
  • Decaying of the Montresor family. At one time the were powerful and rich, but now are being brought down by the insults of Fortunato. "The Montresors, I replied, were a great and numerous family."(Cask of Amontillado, page 3) 
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