This is not a fact that is grasped by Fortunato until he is one brick away from his forced removal from the outside world. In that respect, Montresor is a mason. All in all, it is a tale that represents the definition of the word irony and one that could be used as a tool to teach us its elusive meaning. There are three different kinds of irony. We are alone with the narrator in this knowledge and we are also aware that whatever will occur in the tale has already passed by fifty years ago.
A fortune man would not be let to his death the way that Fortunato is. The picture above it is an allusion to the Book of Genesis in the Bible: it contains a heal smashing a serpent's head as it sinks its fangs into the heel. Irony is an apparent factor displayed in this story. Montresor: In French, mon tresor means my treasure. It may be that the narrator belongs to more conservative traditions that found the Freemasons to be enemies. Fortunato screams confusedly as Montresor builds the first layer of the wall. Another kind of irony is dramatic irony.
However, the lure of the remarkable wine is too much for the connoisseur to resist and he takes no heed to any counsel regarding his health. In other words the man was dressed like a fool when he should be dressed more appropriately with his kinds of riches. In the story The Cask Of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe, Poe uses irony and foreshadowing through out story to allow the reader a little inside and humor on what is about to happen. Therefore, the serpent bites and gets stepped on like Fortunato insults and dies, and the foot has it's revenge like Montresor. Montresor also order his servants not to leave when they find out about the absence so they can actually leave or do the opposite when the Cask of Amontillado is actually is a casket for Fortunato.
In the eyes of Montresor it is for the love of God that Fortunato must be put to death in a place where no fellow brothers can rescue him. First, Poe uses dramatic irony in the story. Of course it is with his arrogance and ignorance that he takes those treacherous steps. Fortunato is a member of the sect, Freemasons. Dramatic Irony occurs when a reader or viewer knows more about a situation than the characters do.
Since Fortunato is one to join in on the carnival festivities, so was he. To illustrate, Montresor tries to convince Fortunado to go to the catacombs so he can kill him. He looked quite the fool, and everybody knew it but him Poe, 7. After all, these are the words of a man on his deathbed who may not rest in peace upon his own departure. The Cask of Amontillado: The word cask, a sturdy cylindrical container for storing liquids, and the word casket have the same root. In the naming, the dialogue, the characterization, and in the setting of The Cask of Amontillado the irony, as it is woven throughout the tale, becomes self-evident and its purpose more meaningful. This is a great story.
Soon, the two are at a dead end; a wall with a hole. He wants to exact this revenge, however, in a measured way, without placing himself at risk. Montresor has strategically planned for this meeting by sending his servants away to the carnival. With the initial meeting in place, the narrator need only lure Fortunato to his doom. The bells on his hat are significant because they continue to jingle throughout the story, providing irony and dark humor each time they are mentioned. Fortunato belongs to a secretive group known as the Freemasons whereas the narrator, by his description of the events, is positively not a fellow member.
My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met. He is a man who is being blindly led to his death by someone who he feels is an admiring friend, but is actually a former friend in search of revenge. The exact nature of their conflict is arguable though evidence within the story points toward religious tension. It is ironic to note that the reader is well aware that Fortunato shall not die of a cough. Therefore, this is verbal irony because Montresor says the exact opposite of what he really means. The irony is that Montressor knows exactly what will kill Fortunato and how soon it will be.
He is recalling the event years after it happened. Fortunato appears to have been drinking and is dressed in many colors, much like that of a jester. The final piece of irony is that justice being served is a key point of the story but only injustices happen. Moreover Fortunato is dressed as a happy person but at the end his happiness will be gone. Symbolism is an object or word that has two meanings. The foreshadowing is when Montresor and Fortunato discuss Montressor's famliy crest.
Prior to the initial meeting between the narrator and Fortunato we are already aware that there is nothing fortunate about Fortunato. Amontillado is a very rare wine. We can see it from the title, the point. Irony presents itself in many ways in The Cask of Amontillado. Verbal irony is when the characters say something that differs significantly from what they really mean. Fortunato and Montresor are wealthy and are proud men but. He had on a tight-fitting parti-striped dress, and his head was surmounted by the conical cap and bells.
We know the truth behind the smile whereas the character in the story does not: I continued, as was my wont, to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation p. In this we hear the echo of the dialogue regarding the Freemasons sign. In return to Fortunato's toast to those buried in the catacombs, Montresor drinks to Fortunato's long life, which has but a few hours left. While in the catacombs Fortunato coughs due to the dankness of the passageway. While Fortunato believes they are greeting each other as friends, Montresor is smiling with vengeance.