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Department
English
Course
ENGLISH 1A03
Professor
Jeffery Donaldson
Semester
Winter

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English 1A03 Cask of Amontillado - Poe exaggerates the condition of the story o Irony of the Jester costume o Sense of excess and injustice - The entire story revolves around, and moves inexorably toward, the impression and the single unthinkable fat of this crime - Setting is dark and damp The story takens on meaning in how we are moved towards this ghastly revelation. It lies ahead for the reader like a tiny space that we cannot yet see into. It will be disclosed to us “in time.” This appears to be precisely what the narrator has in mind as well, given the order in which he narrates his tale, the whole point of which is to delay, or appear to delay, what it is that we will be shown. It is also the strategy that he appears to use with his victim. The reader then is in something of the same position as Fortunato himself. We are curious to see where we are going…when we finally do see where we are headed, we will be struck
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