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The story, narrated by Montresor himself, begins with the presentation of the facts that have led to such an extent. Poe presents the story as a kind of confession by Montresor. It seems to be confessing to the crime possibly before a clergyman. However, we also assume that it is narrated in his own deathbed. It is significant that Montresor is addressed himself at first to several people when he says that they know the nature of his person. From this we can conclude that the narrator, Montresor, is not alone but is leading a group of listeners who can be your family or friends. This rules out our first assumption of individual confession to a priest, but on the other hand it is striking that the story ends with the words in Latin Requiescat in pace! It is unclear if any who could pronounced. At first, we would conclude that Montresor himself has been alluding to the death of Fortunato. On the other hand this term could have been uttered by a cleric close to the deathbed of Montresor. There is not the slightest doubt that the character of the story is confessing. But who or who are part of your audience? Poe casts doubt on the reader about who is the architect of those words, and if the character of Montresor has died after making the confession. This first part of the story is an introduction to the history narrated by Montresor firsthand.
If we look at the description itself does Monstresor Fortunato see that their appearance makes it an easy prey? Tells us that he had had enough and was dressed like a clown. Its appearance is quite comical almost ridiculous. We can imagine him as a weak little man and which will easily take Montresor. He knows that Fortunato will not resist to an amontillado, and make you feel a greater attraction to the stock speaks of a possible competitor to yours: Luchresi. Fortunato makes it feel some envy towards that person and do not hesitate at any time to go ahead despite his cold. This case is also significant because Montresor warns of wet conditions found in the cellars, which greatly hurt your physical state. But this warning is false complements. A Montresor does not mind being embarrassed Fortunato may as well happen in the hold, because ultimately going to kill him.
It is very important to emphasize the elements that surround the assassination. First, the servants were not at home. Montresor himself has been careful not to have witnessed his crime by telling them to do not return until the following day. The description of the wineries in the family is without doubt a true reflection of a sinister, damp, dark, winding, covered with cobwebs, bones, etc.
This scenario described by Poe is the place to commit the crime. Fortunato poor start to experience the first signs of moisture in the cellar. This means that Montresor reprises his role of a person concerned about the health of his colleague, although ultimately only serve to spur Fortunato's ego. His sarcasm reaches the point that when Fortunato expressed its intention to continue, because the cough is not going to kill him, Montresor answer yes knowing that will not cough, but he who will end his days.
We cited earlier in the story had several elements that conditioned the crime. The first thing we said was the absence of serfdom in the house, or what is the same as the absence of witnesses. Second, the humidity of the cave that seriously harms Fortunato. A third key element in this process is undoubtedly murder the bottle of Medoc that as Montresor is as balm for her cough. Fortunato insists it again and again to drink to soothe your cough. The message is clear. Montresor completely drunk looking for his victim. A lack of self confidence? Here the character has a trait that we did not know until now: fear. Fear of failure. Fear of not being able to carry out his revenge, and it ensures that Fortunato is completely drunk to it can be handled at will in due course. Montresor is being led by maximum of his own family: revenge.
We got to the point where the two characters enter a crypt where everything is ready. Montresor himself poses as a Mason showing a trowel Fortunato. But what he does not know is that the palette will be used to consummate the crime.
Reemployed Poe gothic elements to describe the Crypt: human remains stacked, darkness, depth of it, humidity. The presentation of the site is appropriate to the category of crime. The darkness is key because it allows no glimpse of where it is headed Fortunato as his tea was consumed almost entirely, something that has been repaired Montresor. This forces the hapless Fortunato to penetrate into the crypt without hesitation because that is where the course is Cask of Amontillado. Fortunato is so drunk he does not understand what happens and let it do. Is the time required by his avenger to chain to the wall covered with wet salt.
Montresor's irony reaches its peak when once chained Fortunato asked if he still wants to return. Is rejoicing with his performance? Is at their mercy to their greatest enemy, he who has offended, do not know how, but judging by the type of revenge must have been quite important. Poe tells how Montresor gets to work diligently to raise the wall that would cover the niche where it will lie Fortunato lifetime.
What is most distressing is that as the wall progresses drunken Fortunato Montresor is passed making it more macabre burial in life. We know of her anguish for the shock of the chains in an attempt to escape, and some groans it emits. Revenge comes to such an extent that Montresor is stopped in its work, sitting on a pile of bones, listening quietly suffering of his victim. Enjoy with revenge being carried out. The taste with pleasure. Enjoy that situation. Once you stop screaming continues its work. But do not stop there but eager to see him suffer projects the light of his torch on his face. It then reacts badly Fortunato and Montresor, foil in hand; spear thrusts into the hollow recess in an attempt not know if calm or light it even further. Not content with this imitates him raising his voice more as a sign of mockery and sarcasm, while continuing his work as a mason.
The task was almost completed at midnight, which no longer anecdotal. Midnight of the day is the favorite in the gothic tales. And then, completely cleared of drunken Fortunato, jokes with the sight, and asks Montresor his release. But all I get is that this place the last stone from his grave and go leaving him there alone. At this point the story we are faced with the difficulty of deciding between whether the term for the love of God, Montresor Fortunato is made by or for the alleged cleric who is hearing the confession. In both cases would be applicable.
The last we know the unfortunate Fortunato, according to his murderer, who tried to resist, but in vain. Poe describes his latest move with the light tinkling of bells. It is significant that Montresor actually feel some regret and pity for Fortunato. However, that sadness attributed to moisture in the cellar, and completes work stacking the bones against the wall. And there comes the expression of that before we did echo: In Pace Requiescat! We pointed out earlier that expression could have been made by Montresor himself in a tone of sorrow or regret, or it may be because once the narrative of events Montresor had died, and is a cleric in the pronounce that sentence. Significantly Montresor's last word to point out that for half a century no one has touched the grave in which lies Fortunato. It makes us think that if it has been fifty years since that happened these events described may be confessing to the crime Montresor arrived on time.
To conclude this analysis of The Cask of Amontillado, which does not appear throughout the story, but rather was a decoy to lure Fortunato, so they can perpetrate their crime, we must highlight the excessive desire for revenge that has the character. A revenge that leads him to live his enemy wall as it used to in ancient times. There is no doubt that The Cask of Amontillado leaves indifferent the reader, either with a certain feeling of rejection towards the events described, or whether to just enjoy it.Listen