Short Story Analysis
by Mallika Sabhnani
Foreshadowing is used to suggest an upcoming outcome to the story. This is done by showing certain events that the reader will pick up on to create a suggested think route for the rest of the story. Foreshadowing can add tension or suspense to the narrative. In ‘The Cask of Amontillado’, we can start to see where things could go wrong as Montresor leads Fortunato into the dark abyss of the catacombs.