When the Montresor told Fortunato that he can go back up to the town from the deep crypt they were going into and he will bring Luchesi, one of the Montresor’s friends, to check if the Amontillado was real, but Fortunato would not go back. When the Montresor gave Fortunato the wine De Grave which was a word that gave the reader the thought of going deep down into the ground, it symbolized the grave. When Fortunato started yelling the Montresor just stoped and listened to it which demonstrated how twisted Montresor was. His family emblem shows a golden foot stepping on a snake with its fangs in the foot. It indicates “Nemo me immune la cessit” which means ” No one attacks me with impunity”. Edgar Allen Poe also foreshadowed many events.
Edgar Allen Poe wrote, “You are rich, respected, admired and beloved; as once I was. You are a man to be missed”. Edgar Allan Poe is suggesting that fortunate was going to be missed in the aspect that no one would be able to find him. In the story Eager Allan Poe used the words descending and darkness to foreshadow death.
He portrays the images of the light diminishing as they descended into the darkness of the catacombs. The black silk and the underground crypt were yet more predictions of death. Then when Montresor took out his trowel Fortunato began to experience fear even though it was a mason’s tool. In these words Edgar Allan Poe is foreshadowing the fatal end of Fortunato.
Edgar Allen Poe used many unique words to create his stories. Edgar Allan Poe uses diction in his writing to develop the mood in the story. When Edgar Allan Poe wrote, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne the best I could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge”. Edgar Allan Poe was using the word injuries he did not necessarily mean they were physical, they were probably mental because insults are not physical. He also uses the word De Grave as a way to describe the grave. The trowel was use to show that Montresor was going to kill him even though the trowel was just a mason’s tool.
Edgar Allan Poe used suspenseful and detailed wording to keep the reader wonder what was coming next. Poe used these words to make Montresor seem like a good person when he was really deceitful. For example, when Fortunato started coughing and he told him to go back for his health when he was really luring him deeper and making him more drunk. These are the descriptions Edgar Allan Poe in this story. Edgar Allan Poe was a very in depth and had such a dark imagination. He lured the reader into the story with the suspense of what was going to happen next.
He used diction, foreshadowing, and symbols to give his story a suspenseful and very dark feeling. Edgar Allan Poe seemed to involve the horrible events and how bad his life was in his literary work. This is Edgar Allan Poe’s short story of “The Cask of Amontillado” and how he used descriptive details in the story.