“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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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 “. An apocryphal legend holds that the inspiration for “The Cask of Amontillado” came from a story Poe had heard at Castle Island South BostonMassachusettswhen he was a private stationed at Fort Independence in Venecia added it Nov 18, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Fortunato, as his name would seem to indicate, has been blessed with amontiklado fortune and wealth and is, re, viewed as unrefined by Montresor; however, this lack of refinement has not stopped Fortunato from surpassing Montresor in society, which could very well be the “insult” motive for Montresor’s revenge.


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Luli rated it it was amazing Jun 15, When Montresor appears not to recognize the gesture, Fortunato asks, “You are not of the masons? University of Notre Dame Press. 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Abi rated it really liked it Feb 01, Open Preview See a Problem? Retrieved 20 June This interchanging of fortunes is a suggestion that, since the wdgar Montresor and Fortunato mirror one another, there is a psychological reciprocal identification between victim and executioner. Items such as bells tied to the limbs of a corpse to signal the outside were not uncommon.

The Black Cat and Other Plays: Poe thought that one of English’s writings went a bit too far, and successfully sued the other man’s editors at The New York Mirror for libel in Sergio Folgar rated it liked it Jun 24, John Stott, Graham Winter Poe may have also been inspired, at least in part, by the Washingtonian movementa fellowship that promoted temperance. Anny Ventura is currently reading it May 13, This is the Poe of legend.

Angry over numerous injuries and some unspecified insult, Montresor plots to murder his “friend” during Carnivalwhile the man is drunk, dizzy, and wearing a jester ‘s motley.

Edu Narvaez marked it as to-read Mar 25, Additional scrutiny into the vague injuries and insults may have to do with a simple matter of Montresor’s pride and not any specific words from Fortunato. He claims that he feels sick at heart, but dismisses this reaction as an effect of the dampness of the catacombs.


Fortunato then screams for help, but Montresor mocks his cries, knowing nobody can hear them. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Genaro rated it it was amazing Nov 06, Refresh and try again. When they come to a nicheMontresor tells his victim that the Amontillado is within. Edgar was the second of three children.

His house had once been noble and respected, but has fallen slightly in status. Poe may have known bricklaying through personal experience. Montresor reveals brick and mortar, previously hidden among the bones smontillado, and proceeds to wall up the niche using his trowel, entombing his friend alive. Old Boston in Early Photographs.

El barril de amontillado / El gato negro / La máscara de la muerte roja / El corazón delator

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Lists with This Book. Adapted from Stories by Edgar Allan Poe “. There is also evidence that Montresor is almost as clueless about his motive for revenge as his victim.