“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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Constanza Nicole added it Oct 16, 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 “. Javi added it Oct 31, A more allegoric meaning of Poe’s places the actors in reverse.

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. Moffitt Cecil of Texas Christian University argues that his actions in the story make that assumption questionable.

Angry over numerous injuries and some unspecified insult, Montresor plots to murder his “friend” during Amontilpadowhile the man is drunk, dizzy, gonel wearing a jester ‘s motley. 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 “, ” The Premature Burial “, ” The Black Cat “, and ” Berenice “.

The mystery in “The Cask of Amontillado” is in Montresor’s motive for murder. At one point, Fortunato makes an elaborate, grotesque gesture with an upraised wine bottle. Poe scholar Richard P.


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Edu Narvaez marked it as to-read Mar 25, New Essays on Poe’s Major Tales. There is indication that Montresor blames his unhappiness and loss of respect and dignity within society on Fortunato.

Many commentators conclude that, lacking significant reason, Montresor must be insanethough even this is questionable because of the intricate details of the plot.

It is with this converging of the two characters that one is able to see the larger symbolism of the Montresor crest — the foot steps on the serpent while the serpent forever has his fangs embedded in the heel. Sleeping with Ghosts rated it really liked it Apr 21, Montresor then declares that, since Fortunato won’t go back, Montresor must “positively leave” him there. Many periods in Poe’s life lack significant biographical details, including what he did after leaving amomtillado Southern Literary Messenger in Genaro rated it it was amazing Nov 06, When they come to a nicheMontresor tells his victim that the Ttonel is within.

His house had once been noble and respected, but has fallen slightly in status.

Adapted from Stories by Edgar Allan Poe “. Its Cultural and Historical Backgrounds”. 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 tpnel explains how he committed the murder.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Old Boston in Early Photographs. Carlota rated it liked it Feb 03, Refresh and try again. Montresor knows Fortunato will not be able to resist demonstrating his discerning palate for wine and will insist that he taste the amontillado rather than Luchesi who, as he claims, “cannot tell Amontillado from Sherry”.

Sergio Folgar rated it liked it Jun 24, This is the Poe of legend. March Freza added it Aug 24, English had also used an image of a token with a hawk grasping a snake in its 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. John Stott, Graham Winter Just a ple while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Poe and English had several confrontations, usually revolving around literary caricatures of one another. Books by Edgar Allan Poe.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The story’s narrator, Montresor, tells an unspecified person, who knows him very well, of the day he took his revenge on Fortunato Italian for “the fortunate one”a fellow nobleman. Anny Ventura is currently reading it May 13, At first, Fortunato, who sobers up faster than Montresor anticipated, shakes the chains, trying to escape.

About Edgar Allan Poe. He proposes obtaining confirmation of the pipe’s contents by inviting a fellow wine aficionado, Luchesi, for a private tasting.

The Cask of Amontillado

University of Illinois Press, Poe may have known bricklaying through personal experience. The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Cask of Amontillado. Want to Read saving…. He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles. Fortunato goes with Montresor to the wine cellars of the latter’s palazzowhere they wander in the catacombs.

Its plot was convoluted and difficult to follow, but made references to secret societies and ultimately amontllado a main theme of revenge.