“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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Luli rated it it was amazing Jun 15, In the last few sentences, Montresor reveals that 50 years later, Fortunato’s body still hangs from its chains in the niche where he left it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Poe thought that one of English’s writings went a bit ve far, and successfully sued the other man’s editors at The New York Mirror for libel in Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron.

Without a detective in the story, it is up to the reader to solve the mystery.

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Penn State University Press. During the time period of this short story some coffins were given methods of alerting the outside in the event of live entombment.

An apocryphal legend holds that the inspiration amontiloado “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 Moffitt Cecil of Texas Christian University argues that his actions in the story make that assumption questionable.

At one point, Fortunato makes an elaborate, grotesque gesture with an upraised wine bottle. Literary Trail of Greater Boston. Jaime added it Sep 23, No trivia or quizzes yet. New Essays on Poe’s Major Tales. Luisa May added it Oct 29, Montresor may not have been entirely certain of the exact nature of the insults for which he expected Fortunato to atone.


Historically, Massie had been killed in a sword duel on Christmas Day by Lieutenant Gustavus Drane, following a dispute during a card game. A Prose Poem In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Poe may have also been inspired, at least in part, by the Washingtonian movementa fellowship that promoted temperance.

Upon further investigation into the true nature of character, double meaning can be derived from the Montresor crest. Want to Read saving….

Edgar was the edar of three children. This is the Poe of legend. Additional scrutiny into the vague injuries and insults may have to do with a simple matter of Montresor’s pride and not any specific words from Fortunato.

This parody of Poe was depicted as a drunkard, liar, and an abusive lover.

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. About Edgar Allan Poe. Retrieved 20 June Fortunato laughs weakly and tries to poee that he allna the subject of a joke and that people will be waiting for him including the Lady Fortunato. Its plot was convoluted and difficult to follow, but made references to secret societies and ultimately had a main theme of revenge.

Sergio Folgar rated it liked it Jun 24, Ana Bell rated it it was amazing Dec 17, This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat Genaro rated it it was amazing Nov 06, There is indication that Montresor blames his gonel and loss of respect and dignity within society on Fortunato.


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Ponce rated it it was amazing May 02, Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance. Old Boston in Early Photographs. Poe scholar Ppoe P. Trivia About El barril de amon The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead.

The Cask of Amontillado. Poe responded with “The Cask of Amontillado”, using very specific references to English’s novel.

The Cask of Amontillado

University of Illinois Press, 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. He is seen as a morbid, qllan figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Open Preview See a Problem? Sleeping with Ghosts rated it really liked it Apr 21, 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 has not stopped Fortunato toneo surpassing Montresor in society, which could very well be the “insult” motive for Montresor’s revenge.