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“Había yo soportado hasta donde me era posible las mil ofensas de que Fortunato me hacía objeto, pero cuando se atrevió a insultarme juré que me vengaría. A summary of “The Cask of Amontillado” () in Edgar Allan Poe’s Poe’s Short the wine and to determine for Montresor whether or not it is truly Amontillado. El barril de amontillado / El gato negro / La máscara de la muerte roja / El corazón delator has 22 ratings and 1 review. Daniela said: Relatos Edgar Allan Poe.

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Poe wrote his tale, however, as a response to his personal rival Thomas Dunn English. Allen, a fellow West Point student during Poe’s time there. Fortunato, as 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 df not stopped Fortunato from surpassing Montresor in society, which could very well be the “insult” motive for Montresor’s revenge.

The story, set in an tnel Italian city at carnival time in an unspecified year, is about a man taking fatal revenge on a friend who, he believes, has insulted him.

At first, Fortunato, who sobers up faster than Montresor anticipated, shakes the chains, trying to escape. Its Cultural and Historical Backgrounds”. In the end, then, it is Poe who “punishes with impunity” by not taking credit for his own literary revenge and by crafting a concise tale as opposed to a novel with a singular effect, as he had suggested in his essay ” The Philosophy of Composition “.

Eel story’s narrator, Montresor, tells an unspecified person, who knows him very well, of the day amonti,lado took his revenge on Fortunato Italian for “the fortunate one”a fellow nobleman.

El barril de amontillado / El gato negro / La máscara de la muerte roja / El corazón delator

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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”. Meenaz Lodhi rated it really liked it Apr 21, Return to Book Page. This is the Poe of legend. No trivia or quizzes yet. Diego rated it liked it Sep 14, Penn State University Press.


Montresor never specifies his motive beyond the vague “thousand injuries” and “when he ventured upon insult” to which he refers. Poe may have known bricklaying through personal experience.

The Cask of Amontillado

Refresh and try again. English had also df an image of a token with a hawk grasping a snake in amonrillado claws, similar to Montresor’s coat of arms bearing a foot stomping on a snake — though in this image, the snake is biting the heel. Cecil also suggests that some people might feel Fortunato deserved to be buried alive for wasting a bottle of fine wine.

Though Fortunato is presented as a connoisseur of fine wine, L. He claims that he feels sick at heart, but dismisses this reaction as an effect of the dampness of the catacombs.

Fortunato goes with Montresor to the wine cellars of the latter’s palazzowhere they wander in the catacombs. Edu Narvaez marked it as to-read Mar 25, Anny Ventura is currently reading it May 13, In other projects Amobtillado Commons Wikisource. Edgar Allan Poe, A to Z: Literary Trail of Greater Boston.

About Edgar Allan Poe. This source has been identified as Robert T.

The Cask of Amontillado – Wikipedia

Upon further investigation into the true nature of character, double meaning can be derived from the Montresor crest. The Cask of Amontillado. Studies in Short Fiction. Edgar was the second of three children. A Prose Poem It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails a,ontillado make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong”. Without a detective in the story, it is up to the reader to solve the mystery.


Poe and English had several confrontations, usually revolving around literary caricatures of one another. Ponce rated it it was amazing May 02, He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries amontiloado crumbling castles. 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.

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.

Jaime added it Sep 23, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Many commentators amnotillado that, lacking significant reason, Montresor must be insanethough even this is questionable because of the intricate details of the plot. Montresor reveals brick and mortar, previously hidden among the bones nearby, and proceeds to wall up the niche using his trowel, entombing his friend alive. Poe may have also been inspired, at least in part, by the Washingtonian movementa fellowship that promoted temperance.

Retrieved from ” https: During the time period of this short story some coffins were given methods of alerting the outside in the event of live entombment. Montresor may not have been entirely certain of the exact nature of the insults for which he expected Fortunato to atone. Javi added it Oct 31, In fact, much of the scene of “The Cask of Amontillado” comes from a scene in that takes place in a subterranean vault. For more information, please see http: After Fortunato is chained to the wall and nearly entombed alive, Montresor merely mocks and mimics him, rather than disclosing to Fortunato the reasons behind his exacting revenge.

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