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

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

New Essays on Poe’s Major Tales. Without a detective in the story, it is up to the reader to solve the mystery. Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature.

Historically, Massie had been killed in a sword duel on Christmas Day by Lieutenant Gustavus Drane, following a dispute during a card game. Santiago Rodriguez marked it as to-read Oct 16, Ana Bell rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


About Edgar Allan Poe. 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.

The Cask of Amontillado

Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron. Like several of Poe’s tonrl, and in keeping with the 19th-century fascination with the subject, the narrative revolves around a person being buried alive — in this case, by immurement.

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”. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Cecil also suggests that some people might feel Fortunato deserved to be buried alive for wasting a bottle of fine wine. Carlota rated it liked it Feb 03, Views Read Edit View history. Laura Blanco rated it it was amazing Aug 31, His house had once been noble and respected, but has fallen slightly in status. This theme is evident in Fortunato’s d of a jester with bells upon his hat, and his situation of live entombment within the catacombs.

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Return to Book Page. 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. He proposes obtaining confirmation of the pipe’s contents by inviting a fellow wine aficionado, Luchesi, for a private tasting. Retrieved 20 June Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Cask of Amontillado.


An apocryphal legend holds that the inspiration for “The Cask of Amontillado” came from a story Poe toneel heard at Castle Island South BostonMassachusettswhen he was a private stationed at Fort Independence in Retrieved from ” https: Its plot was convoluted and difficult to follow, but made references to secret societies and ultimately had a main theme of revenge. Terror of the Soul”.

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Jan 13, Daniela Alvarez rated it it was amazing. When Montresor appears not to recognize the gesture, Fortunato asks, “You are not of the masons? Angela rated it it was amazing Mar 07, Items such as bells tied to the limbs of aklan corpse to signal the outside were not uncommon.