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An apocryphal legend holds that the inspiration for “The Cask of Amontillado” came from a story Poe had heard at Castle Island South BostonMassachusettswhen he was a private stationed at Fort Independence in Montresor warns Fortunato, who has a bad cough, of the dampness, and suggests they go back, but Fortunato insists on continuing, claiming that he “shall not die of a cough”.

Though Fortunato is presented as a connoisseur of fine wine, L. During the time edgad of this short story some coffins were given methods of alerting the outside in the event of live entombment. At first, Fortunato, who sobers amontillsdo faster than Montresor anticipated, shakes the chains, trying to escape.

The Edgar Allan Poe Review. Retrieved 20 June This interchanging of fortunes is a suggestion that, since the names Montresor and Fortunato mirror one another, there is a psychological reciprocal identification between victim and executioner. New Essays on Poe’s Major Tales. He proposes obtaining confirmation of the pipe’s contents by inviting a fellow wine aficionado, Luchesi, for a private tasting.

Montresor then declares that, since Fortunato won’t go back, Montresor must “positively leave” him there. Like several of Poe’s stories, and in keeping with the 19th-century fascination with the subject, the narrative revolves around a person being buried alive — in this case, by immurement. Further inspiration for the method of Fortunato’s murder comes from the fear of live burial.

Historically, Massie had been killed in a sword duel on Christmas Day by Lieutenant Gustavus Drane, following a dispute during a card game. Cecil also suggests that some people might feel Fortunato deserved to be buried alive for wasting a bottle of fine wine.

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Some pos is provided, including Montresor’s observation that his family once was great but no longer soand Fortunato’s belittling remarks about Montresor’s exclusion from Freemasonry. Old Boston in Early Photographs.


Fortunato enters drunk and unsuspecting and therefore, does not resist as Montresor quickly chains him to the wall. Montresor knows Fortunato will not be able to resist demonstrating his discerning palate for wine and will insist that he taste the amontillado pke than Luchesi who, as he claims, “cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry”.

Montresor may not have been entirely certain of the exact nature of the insults for which he expected Fortunato to atone. Poe and English had several confrontations, usually revolving around literary caricatures of one another.

Poe may have known bricklaying through personal experience. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 27 Decemberamontilladk When they come to a nicheMontresor tells his victim that the Amontillado is within. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong”. The Cask of Amontillado. Upon further investigation into bzrril true nature of character, double meaning can be derived from the Montresor crest.

Poe wrote his tale, however, as a response to his personal rival Thomas Dunn English.

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Poe responded with “The Cask of Amontillado”, using very specific references to English’s novel. For example, Fortunato comments on another nobleman being unable to distinguish amontillado from sherry when amontillado is in fact a type of sherry, and treats De Grave, an expensive French wine, with very little regard by drinking it in a single gulp.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Although the subject matter of Poe’s story is a murder, “The Cask of Amontillado” is not a tale of detection like ” The Murders in the Rue Morgue ” or ” The Purloined Letter “; there is no investigation of Montresor’s crime and the criminal himself explains how he committed the murder. In Poe’s story, for example, Fortunato makes reference to the secret society of Masonssimilar to the secret society inand even makes a gesture similar to one portrayed in it was a signal of distress.

A more allegoric meaning of Poe’s places the actors in reverse. This source has been identified as Robert Amontillafo. Edgar Allan Poe, A to Z: Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Cask of Amonti,lado. During their walk, Montresor mentions his family coat of arms: Studies in Short Fiction. Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance.

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Poe scholar Richard P. Archived from the original on Immurementa form of imprisonment, usually for life, in which a person is placed within an enclosed space with no exit, is featured in other works by Poe, including ” The Fall of the House of Usher aloan, ” The Premature Burial “, ” The Black Cat “, and ” Berenice “.

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Montresor reveals brick and mortar, previously hidden among the bones nearby, and proceeds to wall up the niche using loe trowel, entombing his amontilldo alive. The Black Cat and Other Plays: There is indication that Montresor blames his unhappiness and loss of respect and dignity within society on Fortunato.

Fortunato goes with Montresor to the wine cellars of the latter’s palazzowhere they wander in the catacombs. A Prose Poem Poe may have also been inspired, at least in part, by the Washingtonian movementa fellowship that promoted temperance. There is also evidence that Montresor is almost as clueless about his motive for revenge amontilladoo his victim. Poe may have made a promise to join the movement in after a bout of drinking with the hopes of gaining a political appointment.

Fortunato, fe his name would seem to indicate, has been blessed with good fortune and wealth and is, therefore, viewed as unrefined by Montresor; however, this lack of refinement has not stopped Fortunato from surpassing Montresor in society, which could very well be the “insult” motive for Montresor’s revenge.

Cecil also states that a true wine connoisseur would never sample wine while intoxicated and describes Fortunato as merely an alcoholic.