ELEMENTS OF GOTHIC LITERATURE

ELEMENTS OF GOTHIC LITERATURE
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  • setting & atmosphere  DUNGEONS/SECRET ROOMS
  • "Proceed,"I said; "herein is the Amontillado.As for Luchesi-" (Poe5)
  • "He is an ignoramus" (Poe 5)
  • GOTHIC PROTAGONIST (montresor) EMOTIONAL CUT OFF
  • "Niter?"..."Ugh! ugh! ugh!"   (Poe3)
  • "Niter," "How long have have you had that cough?"  (Poe3)
  • emotions run high  fortunato defying his own common sense in pursuit of his goals (Amontillado) 
  • " I drink,".. " to the buried that repose around us" (Poe3)
  • "Drink"(Poe 3)
  • "within the wall thus exposed by the displacing of the bones, we perceived a still interior crypt or recess... for no especial use" (poe 5)        the grave that montresor makes for fortunato.  
  • foreboding (threatening/sinister) ANCIENT curses linger in the air 
  • " I forgot your arms" (Poe4)
  • " A huge human foot d'or,in a field azure; the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in the heel."  (Poe4)
  • "you are rich,respected,admired,beloved,you are happy,as once i was" (poe 3) it explains how montresor  was happy and how it"s another thing to be jealous of fortunato.
  • decay formerly great family 
  • "These vaults,".. "are extensive" (Poe3)
  • "enough" he said "the cough a mere nothing; it will not kill me.I shall not die of a cough" (poe 5) fortunato disregarding his health for the amontillado.
  • THE SUPERNATURAL  UNEXPLAINED MANIFESTATIONS
  • "nemo me impune lacessit" (Poe 4) that's montresor coat of arms motto and it also foreshadows fortunato's doom.
  • "the montresors", i replied "were a great and numerous family" (poe 3) montresor is stating how great his family was. 
  •  "THAT THE INTOXICATION OF FORTUNATO HA IN A GREAT MEASURE WORN OFF"(POE 6) FORTUNATO WAS VERY DRUNK  AND THEN SUDDENLY WHEN MONTRESOR STARTS CHAINING HIM TO THE WALL HE IS SOBER.
  • "Yes,"I said,"for the love of God!" (Poe6)
  • "For the love of God,Montresor!" (Poe6)
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