Presentation on theme: "Man vs. Man Conflict …but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge (209). …and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation."— Presentation transcript:
Man vs. Man Conflict …but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge (209). …and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation (209). I paused again, and this time I made bold to seize Fortunato by an arm above the elbow (211). A moment more and I had him fettered to the granite (212). I replied to the yells of him who clamored [Fortunato]. I re- echoedI aidedI surpassed them in volume and in strength (214).
The Cask of Amontillado-So What? In the short story The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allen Poe uses man vs. man conflict to create a suspenseful mood. Montresor had only taken A moment more and I had [Fortunato] fettered to the granite…Throwing the links about his waist, it was but the work of a few seconds to secure it to bind Fortunato to the wall with chains, then board up the wall. Later, Fortunato yells For the love of God Montressor! and he replies with Yes, for the love of God! This, and everything Montresor had said at the beginning shows that Montresor has malicious feelings toward Fortunato. Montressor drinks to [Fortunatos] long life, even though he will kill him later, a reader can feel the malice emanating from him. And at the beginning Montresor says I vowed revenge…[I] must punish with impunity. This tells us that Montresor holds a grudge against Fortunato, aiming to kill or hurt him horribly, and creates suspense.
….that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation (209). I had scarcely laid the first tier of the masonry when I discovered that the intoxication of Fortunato had in great measure worn off (212). … I had fettered him to the granite (212). Against the new masonry I reerected the old rampart of bones. For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them.(214) I must not only punish, but punish with impunity (209).
In the short story The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allan Poe uses characterization to create an ominous mood. Putting on a mask of black silk and drawing a roquelaure (cloak) closely about my person, I suffered him to hurry me to my palazzo (210). Montresor Static: The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge (209). Against the new masonry I reerected the old rampart of bones…in pace requiescat! [may he rest in peace] (214). Fortunato Static: He prided himself on his connoisseurship [authority or expertise] in wine (209). Enough, he said, the cough is mere nothing; it will not kill me. I shall not die of a cough (211).
In the short story The Cask of Amontillado, Edgar Allen Poe uses imagery to create a horrific mood. We had past through walls of piled bones with casks and puncheons, intermingling, into the inmost recesses of the catacombs. (211) Its walls had been lined with human remains, piled to the vault overhead, in the fashion of the great catacombs of Paris. (212) A succession of loud and shrill screams bursting from the throat of the chained form, seemed to thrust me violently back. (214) From the forth the bones had been thrown down, and lay promiscuously upon the earth, form at one point a mound of some size. (212) We at length to the foot of the descent and stood together on the damp ground of the catacombs of the Montresors. (210)
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