“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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Montresor never specifies his motive beyond the vague “thousand injuries” and “when he ventured upon insult” to which he refers. Marti Gatto rated it did not like it Jan 07, Luli rated it it was amazing Jun 15, Laura Blanco rated it it was amazing Aug 31, Montresor even imparts this blame to Fortunato when he states, “You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy, as once I was”.

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”. Venecia added it Nov 18, New Essays on Poe’s Ttonel Tales. Cecil also suggests that some people might feel Fortunato deserved to amontkllado buried alive for wasting a bottle of fine wine.

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.

Saioa marked it as to-read Dec 25, No trivia or quizzes yet. Jaime added it Sep 23, This ple is evident in Fortunato’s costume of a jester with bells upon his hat, and his situation of live entombment within the catacombs.


The Cask of Amontillado

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Ingram wrote to Sarah Helen Whitman that someone named “Allen” said that Poe worked “in the brickyard tonfl in the fall of ‘”. An apocryphal legend holds that the inspiration for “The Cask toel Amontillado” came from a story Poe had heard at Castle Island South BostonMassachusettswhen he was a private stationed at Fort Independence in Without a detective in the story, it is up to the reader to solve the mystery. His house had once been noble and respected, but has fallen slightly in status.

University of Illinois Press, Diego rated it liked it Sep 14, 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.

Its Cultural and Historical Backgrounds”. Return to Book Page. Many commentators conclude that, lacking alln reason, Montresor must be insanethough even this is questionable because of the intricate details of the plot.

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Pof are no discussion topics on this book yet. A Prose Poem Lorenzo rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Poe scholar Richard P. Before placing the last stone, he drops a burning torch through the gap. Meenaz Lodhi rated it really liked it Apr 21, Many periods in Poe’s life lack significant biographical details, including what he did after amontilado the Southern Literary Messenger in A more allegoric meaning of Poe’s places the actors in reverse.

Light Artillery — First Lieutenants of the 4th U. 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. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. University of Notre Dame Press. Sergio Folgar rated it liked it Jun 24, Upon further investigation into the true nature of character, double meaning can be derived from the Montresor crest.

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Want to Read saving…. Poe 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 He proposes obtaining confirmation of the pipe’s contents by inviting a fellow wine aficionado, Luchesi, for a private tasting. Sleeping with Ghosts rated it really liked it Apr 21, Its plot was convoluted and difficult to follow, but made references to secret societies and ultimately had a main theme of revenge.

March Freza added it Aug 24, Items such as bells tied to the limbs of a corpse to signal the outside were not uncommon.

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fe Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance. 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 “. Cecil also states that a true wine connoisseur would never sample wine while intoxicated and describes Fortunato as merely an alcoholic. The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead.

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”.