The Cask of Amontillaldo
Darude - Sandstorm
Literary Device Example
Tone: The mood of the author or speaker in a text.
Symbolism: The use of symbols to create an emotion.
Imagery: Devices used in literature to appeal to the five senses. Smell, sight, taste, touch, and hearing.
Tone: I laid the second tier, and the third, and the fourth; and then I heard
the furious vibrations of the chain. The noise lasted for several minutes,
during which, that I might hearken to it with the more satisfaction, I ceased
my labours and sat down upon the bones. When at last the clanking
subsided, I resumed the trowel.
Symbolism: It was about dusk, one evening during the supreme madness
of the carnival season, that I encountered my friend.
Imagery: Montesor, wears a black silk mask and a dark cloak while
Fortunato, who is later completely fooled, wears the harlequin costume of
a court jester, or fool.
Fortunato was lured into a trap by Montresor due to his wine obsession and gullibility.
What caused Fortunato to fall for Montresor's trap?
Fortunato practically lured himself into it; he made many mistakes throughout the story, like getting drunk, going into the catacomb in the first place, and being completely oblivious to his surroundings and instincts (due to his being drunk).