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The Cask of Amontillado and Hills Like White Elephants

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Analysis of “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe & “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemmingway

Analysis of “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe

Abstract
“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, is a short story about a man named Montessor who gets revenge on one of his “friends” named Fortunado by trapping him and burying him alive.
Treatment
Setting: Two kinds
Plot: Man gets revenge on his “friend”
Characters: Montresor, Fortunado, Montresor’s family, and Luchesi
Setting: An underground catacomb, somewhere in Italy, during the carnival season
Time: Over two days
Conflict: For Montresor to revenge himself for Fortunato’s insult, he has to get away with it – if Fortunato can revenge him back, then Montresor has lost. The punishment must be permanent − Fortunato has to feel it, and he has to know it’s coming from Montresor.
Resolution: The satisfaction of the death of Fortunado
Narrative point of view: First person, Central (Montresor)
Literary devices: Repetition- "Amontillado" - This shows Fourtunato's doubt about the wine being Amontillado. Dialect- "I will not impose upon your good will." - The way the character talks suggests that they are in the past and educated. Onomatopoeia- "ugh...ugh, ugh...ugh." - instead of just saying that Fortunato had a cold or was sick, the author used onomatopoeia to show the reader that he had a cough and was very ill.

Evaluation

At the end of the story The Cask of Amontillado, by Edgar Allan Poe, we find Montressor and Fortunato inside the former's (Montressor's) catacombs in a quest for a cask of Amontillado wine, which is quite precious and is one of the very rich possessions of Montressor. This wine is meant as bait for Fortunato--a man who enjoys his drink--since Montressor is planning his horrid murder. Therefore, Montressor wants Fortunato to be drunk with wine so that…...

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