The Cask of Amontillado Suspense Elements

The Cask of Amontillado Suspense Elements
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  • Element: Foreshadowing
  • “Luchresi? He does not know one wine from another!” 
  • “Amontillado!  Quite impossible.”
  • “I know. It does not seem possible ... I was just going to talk to Luchresi. If anyone understands wines it is Luchresi. He will tell me....”
  • Element: Weather/Environment reflects attitudes of characters.
  • "The earth which formed the floor was cold and hard.
  • Element: Uncertainty surrounding the suspect
  • "We could see the bones of the dead lying in large piles along the walls. The stones of the walls were wet and cold."
  • Element: All five senses are respresented
  • "Finally we arrived at a vault in which the air was so old and heavy that our lights almost died."
  • "In that wall were two heavy iron rings. A short chain was hanging from one of these and a lock from the other."
  • Element: Foreshadowing
  • Element: Hardly any coincidences
  • "I hurried to force the last stone into its position. And I put the old bones again in a pile against the wall. For half a century now no human hand has touched them. May he rest in peace!"
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