By breaking down the elements of plot, we can see that Poe's intentional selection of details in the story create his 'unity of effect. I am fortunate enough to teach right outside of Boston, Massachusetts, where this not-so-fictional tale occurred. Now, the solitude of the Palazzo and the vulnerable position of Fortunato heightens the suspense. . The is the introduction to the story.
Surprisingly, Montresor urges his friend to turn back. That was really interesting and cool! They also say if your planing revenge first dig two graves, i say if your planing revenge plan it then plan it again and again and again. Accordingly, one evening during carnival time, a time when much frivolity and celebration would be taking place, Montresor set his fiendish, mad plan into motion with full confidence that he would never be discovered. His actions cause a sort of hurried, spur-of-the-moment action. Montresor entices Fortunato into the dark recesses of the family catacombs with the promise of a very fine wine.
In the beginning, Montressor is feeling the need to take vengeance against Fortunato. Montresor puts on a mask of black silk and a cloak and leads Fortunato to his home. The narrative style of this story is important because it sets the tone of the story. Montresor lays the first tier of the wall before Fortunato revives with a moan from his drunken state. He concludes his reminiscence with 'rest in peace. After reading the story, ask your students to create a scavenger hunt using the storyboard creator.
Quickly, the narrator grabs him, and chains and locks him to the stone wall. Instead, he accepts wine as the antidote to his cough. In so doing, Montresor also reassures himself of the thickness of the catacomb walls—no one will hear either of their screams, and Fortunato has no way out. We specifically created scenes, characters, and items to bring the creepy atmosphere of Poe's stories to life. Fortunato begins shaking his chain, during which time Montresor waits and listens, pleased.
The mind of a murderer is an interesting thing to observe. Rivalry is the vehicle of this story. Because the narrator does not make clear the nature of the original wrongdoing, we as readers have no way of knowing if the punishment fits the crime, which in turn raises the suspicion that the narrator might be unjust, disingenuous, or insane. All these items can be found in search! Taunting Fortunato with an offer to leave, Montresor begins to wall up the entrance to this small crypt, thereby trapping Fortunato inside. What makes this story so popular can be seen in the way it was written.
Everyday, many criminals were put to death by means of the guillotine. He perfected the method of murder. So it can be said that these migratory folk, that traveled 2000-3000 miles, were quick to act. Fortunato himself is dressed in a jester's outfit, and the jingling of his jester's bells remind us of the atmosphere of happiness and cheer outside the catacombs. Through point of view, characterization, and style, we see how these elements establish the conflict.
This theme is clearly evident through the two main characters, Montresor and Fortunato. Edgar Allen Poe never knew his parents; his mother died when he was three and his father left him. The cold will have no effect on his health because his death is in near future. Fortunato is ill, battling a bad cough. Fortunato was a wine connoisseur. But I do believe that Mr.
Poe avoids having to use a lot of exposition to explain his characters by positioning the story as a letter or confession from Montresor to an intimate friend or confidant. In this case, these are the catacombs of the Montresors. The story is set in Italy, during the Carnival. The narrator points out the heavy layer of niter on the wall then pronounces that it's time for him to leave. He describes the delicate balance of how to redress a wrong, making sure the wrong-doer knows what he has done but not becoming obsessed. If indeed there was an insult of such magnitude, then is Fortunato unaware of it to such an extent that he would accompany the person that he has insulted into such a dreadful place? Fortunato tries to look into the recess, but because of the foulness of the air, the light from the torch is dim and he cannot see. The symbolism, in both pieces, takes one on a journey to dark, lonely places.