The Cask of Amontillado Irony and Foreshadowing by Kayleigh Cremers

The Cask of Amontillado Irony and Foreshadowing by Kayleigh Cremers

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  • Verbal Irony
  • Come, we will go back; your health is precious. 
  • Situational Irony
  • There were no attendants at home; they had absconded to make merry in honor of the time.
  • ...
  • Dramatic Irony
  • He did not perceive that my smile now was at the though of his immolation.
  • Montresor pretends to be worried about Fortunato's health while he in fact is planning to kill him.
  • Foreshadowing #1
  • The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.
  • Montresor had told his servants that they were not permitted to leave the house until he returns, but they all had left anyway.
  • Foreshadowing #2
  • The walls are insufferably damp, the walls are encrusted with niter.
  • Let us go, nevertheless. The cold is merely nothing. Amontillado! You have been imposed upon.
  • And I to your long life.
  • The reader knows that Montresor is going to kill Fortunato, but Fortunato does not know this.
  • Foreshadowing #3
  • I drink to the buried that repose around us.
  • This quote hints to Montresor's plan of revenge against Fortunato.
  • Here when Montresor is using reverse psychology to convince Fortunato to come with him, this foreshadows about the danger of what will happen in the catacombs.
  • This is like the opposite of what happens. It foreshadows Fortunato's death.
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