Short Story Essay

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Most books and movies have irony in them in order to be more interesting and surprising to the reader. For instance, the story “The Cask of Amonitllado” is about a man seeking revenge in which irony is included trough out the entire story. The most important events in this story have irony in them.

It is ironic how the narrator acts as if he worries a lot about Fortunato when actually he doesn’t care. For example, when the narrator claims it is not worth it for Fortunato to go and try the wine and run the risk of getting his cough even worst. “Come,” I said, with decision, “we will go back; your health is precious.” (Pg. 4) It is ironic how the narrator worries about Fortunato’s health when the reader knows he doesn´t care since he is about to kill him. The reader can also see the narrator’s ironic attitude when he asks Fortunato to be careful on their way to the vaults, where they are supposedly going to try the wine. “I passed down a long and winding staircase, requesting him to be cautious as he followed.” (Pg. 2) At this point, the narrator tries to make Fortunato feel every time more trustable about him, he does this by making Fortunato feel he cares about him and that he is very important. These two examples really show how the narrator acts as if he worries about Fortunato, he made him think he cares about his heath, and that he wanted him to be okay.

Irony is visible in the story when Fortunato doesn’t realize he is going to be cruelly killed by the narrator and the reader do. One example of this irony is when Fortunato is agog to go to the narrator’s house and thinks he is going to try the Amontillado. “Let us go, nevertheless. The cold is merely nothing. Amontillado.” (Pg. 2) He claims the cold is not that important to stop him from going, we can see he...

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