Amontillado

Amontillado
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  • FORESHADOWING
  • IRONY
  • MOOD
  • There is foreshadowing when Montressor pulls out his trowel. Readers quickly know that something different is going on because most people don't keep things like a trowel in their pockets.
  • TONE
  • Fortunato is dressed in a jester-like type outfit, which looks fairly goofy and foolish. He is also fairly drunk making him a little bit unintelligent. This is also ironic because not only does he look and act like a fool, but he is a fool because he doesn't catch onto Montressors plan.
  • IMAGERY
  • While Montressor and Fortunato are walking through the catacombs, readers get a suspicious feeling and are very intrigued. The mood is dark and errie. 
  • IRONY 
  • "It is nothing... let us go on"
  • The tone is secretive, sly, witty, and serious. Montressor has some plans up his sleeve that gives the tone a slight eerieness to the story too.
  • "... the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in the heel." Montressor's family motto paints readers a very clear image. The words crushed and imbedded gives readers a chance to really see it. 
  • This is an example of Irony because Fortunato is begging to go on, but little does he know he's being played and he's begging for his own death.
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