“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 edgzr English had several confrontations, usually revolving around literary caricatures of one another. Fortunato, as his name would seem to indicate, has been blessed with good fortune and wealth and is, therefore, viewed as rdgar by Montresor; however, this lack of refinement has not stopped Fortunato from surpassing Montresor in society, which could very well be the “insult” motive for Montresor’s revenge. There is indication that Montresor blames his unhappiness and loss of respect and dignity within society on Fortunato.

Cecil also suggests that some people might feel Fortunato deserved to be allaj alive for wasting a bottle of fine wine. Montresor may not have been entirely certain of the exact nature of the insults for which he expected Fortunato to atone.

Refresh and try again. University of Illinois Press, Aloan such as bells tied to the limbs of a corpse to signal the outside were not uncommon. Wikisource has original text related to this article: The Cask of Amontillado. In fact, much of the scene of “The Cask of Amontillado” comes from a scene in that takes place in a subterranean vault.

An apocryphal legend holds that the inspiration for “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 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, tone he had suggested in his essay ” The Philosophy of Composition “.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Ingram wrote to Sarah Helen Whitman that someone named “Allen” said that Poe worked “in eegar brickyard ‘late in the fall of ‘”.

Some context is provided, including Montresor’s observation that his family once was great but no longer soand Fortunato’s belittling remarks about Montresor’s exclusion from Freemasonry.

Want to Read saving…. 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. This is the Poe of legend.

Return to Book Page. Fortunato goes with Montresor to the wine cellars of the latter’s palazzowhere they wander in the catacombs. He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or wmontillado castles. No trivia or quizzes yet. March Freza added it Aug 24, Montresor then declares that, since Fortunato won’t go back, Montresor must “positively leave” him there.

For more information, please see http: Genaro rated it it was amazing Nov 06, Santiago Rodriguez marked it as to-read Oct 16, It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong”. Though Fortunato is presented as a connoisseur of fine wine, L.

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. There is also evidence that Montresor is almost as clueless about his motive for revenge as his victim.

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. Books by Edgar Allan Poe.

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Adapted from Stories by Edgar Allan Poe “. 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.


Luli rated it it was amazing Jun 15, Alicia marked it as to-read Oct 29, In Poe’s story, for example, Fortunato makes reference to the secret society of Masonssimilar to the secret society inand even makes a gesture similar to one portrayed in it was a signal of distress. Sleeping with Ghosts rated it really liked it Apr 21, He claims that he feels sick at heart, but dismisses this reaction as an effect of the dampness of the catacombs.

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Poe may have made a promise to join the movement in after a bout of drinking with the hopes of gaining a political appointment. Poe scholar Richard P.

The Cask of Amontillado

The Edgar Allan Poe Review. Venecia added it Nov 18, Its plot was convoluted and difficult to follow, but made references to secret societies and ultimately had a main theme of revenge. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Abi rated it really liked it Feb 01, During their walk, Montresor mentions his family coat of arms: His house had once been noble and respected, but has fallen slightly in status.

Ana Bell rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Edgra thought that one of English’s writings went a bit too far, and successfully sued the other man’s editors at The New York Mirror for libel in In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource.