The Barrel of Amontillado– Reaction
Wow! That is all that I can say. I picked to respond on this story by Edgar Allan Poe due to the fact that it was the hardest reviewed for me. After I damaged down each page I was able to set the story, characters as well as setting. It is clear that the narrator is Montresor who open the story by stating the he was insulted by his acquaintance, Fortunto, and that he seeks vengeance on him. Poe sets the tale during the carnival period where he puts both personalities in costumes.
Montresor is dressed in black with a veil which we later on figure out could represent death. Fortunto is dressed in a vivid jester costume making him seem nearly absurd and absurd. The setting moves to the catacombs under the ground where Montresor leads Fortunto to taste a bottle of Amontillado that he has obtained. Along the road they pass the Montresor family stays. The dirt from the walk makes Fortunto cough. Montresor offers him some brandy to sooth his coughing.
By the time they get to their destination, Fortunto is drunk. Montresor chains the intoxicated Fortunto to a stone as well as begins to brick him shutting off all leaves. Montresor had no principle of legislation. He had actually prepared this out knowing that he would never be captured. He even sent his servants away to the carnival. In the last couple of lines of the story it does claim that Montresor’s heart grew unwell. This could be a small amount of shame or sympathy however he continues to place the last stone in the new wall he created. The best murder.