aware that whatever will occur in the tale has already passed by fifty years ago. 1572.) After all, these are the words of a man on his deathbed who may not rest in peace upon his own departure. 1571.) In the tonality of this discourse the reader becomes aware that Fortunato has a very different understanding of what the Amontillado is than the narrator does.
When the characters first meet at the carnival the narrator seems outright happy to meet Fortunato. In the naming, the dialogue, the characterization, and in the setting of?The Cask of Amontillado? Even the setting reveals some sense of irony as we travel from a joyous carnival scene to a dismal cavern of death. For Fortunato the Amontillado amounts to the goal of drinking of a fine sherry after a long walk; a desire that is to be unaccomplished. The exact nature of their conflict is arguable though evidence within the story points toward religious tension. (p.1569.) It is ironic to note that the reader is well aware that Fortunato shall not die of a cough. It seems as if on every step and turn he attempts to talk his victim out of following him to his lair. In shock he declares?The Amontillado? In one instant both hunter and game drink to the walls of the dead. We know the truth behind the smile whereas the character in the story does not:?I continued, as was my wont, to smile in his face, and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation?
Irony in the Cask of Amontilla
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