Cask of Amontillado

Cask of Amontillado
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  • Foreshadowing #1
  • We came at length to the foot of the descent and stood together on the damp ground of the catacombs of the Montresors.
  • Foreshadowing #2
  • "'It is this,' I answered, producing a trowel from beneath the folds of my roquelaure."
  • ?
  • Foreshadowing #3
  • "A huge human foot d'or, in a field azure; the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are embedded in the heel."
  • "Neme me impune lacessit"
  • "And the motto
  • Montresor gives hints of his real motives as he leads Fortunato to the catacombs, forshadowing his death.
  • Verbal Irony 
  • "'True--True', I replied."
  • Enough. The cough is a mere nothing, it will not kill me. I shall not die of a cough.
  • When he shows Fortunato the trowel it forshadows that he will use that he might  weapon to kill Fortunato. Later in the story, he uses it to dig
  • Situational Irony
  • "I had told them that I should not return until the morning and had given them explicit orders not to stir from the house."
  • Montresor's family motto and his coat of arms represent his feelings toward Fortunato. The anger or grudge he holds against him for the insult, in which Fortunato attacks him verbally. This means that Fortunato will get punishment; which foreshadows his death. 
  • Dramatic Irony
  • "'It is this,' I answered, producing a trowel from beneath the folds of my roquelaure."
  • ?
  • This is an example of verbal irony because he will not die of a cough, but he will die of Montresor killing him.
  • Montresor tells the readers that he intentionally tells his servants not to leave so that they will leave. The reader would expect the servants to listen to their master.
  • When Montresor shows Fortunato his trowel it is another example of dramatic irony because the reader knows him might used that tool in the process of killing Fortunato. Where as, Fortunato is confused and does not understand why he has it.
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