“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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Wikisource has original text related to this article: Its Cultural and Historical Backgrounds”. This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat 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.

Ran Belmont rated it really liked it Jan 29, Though Fortunato is presented as a connoisseur of fine wine, L. There is also evidence that Montresor is almost as clueless about his motive for revenge as his victim. This theme is evident in Fortunato’s costume of a jester with bells upon his hat, and his situation of live entombment within the catacombs. Refresh and try again.

The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Montresor even imparts this blame to Fortunato when he states, “You are rich, respected, admired, beloved; you are happy, as once I was”. Open Preview See a Problem? Fortunato laughs weakly and tries to pretend that he ds the subject of a joke and that people will be waiting for him including the Lady Fortunato.

Sergio Folgar rated it liked it Jun 24, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Archived from the original on New Essays on Poe’s Major Tales. 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 “.


Edgar Allan Poe, A to Z: Terror of the Soul”. Lorenzo rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Many periods in Poe’s life lack significant biographical details, including what he did after leaving the Southern Literary Messenger in Genaro rated it it was amazing Nov 06, His house had once been noble and respected, but has fallen slightly in status.

Fortunato, as his name would seem to indicate, has been blessed with good fortune and wealth and is, therefore, 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. Allen, a fellow West Point student during Poe’s time there. The Black Cat and Other Plays: Poe scholar Richard P. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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

Ana Bell rated it it was amazing Dec 17, When they come to a nicheMontresor tells his victim that the Amontillado is within. Poe and English had several confrontations, usually revolving around literary caricatures of one another. English had also used an image of a token with a hawk grasping a snake in its claws, similar to Montresor’s coat of arms bearing a foot stomping on a snake — though in this image, the snake is biting the heel.

Montresor may not have been entirely certain of the exact nature of the insults for which he expected Fortunato to atone. Santiago Rodriguez marked it as to-read Oct 16, Trivia About El barril de amon The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, In the last few sentences, Montresor reveals that 50 years later, Fortunato’s body still hangs from its chains in the niche where he left it.


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Many commentators conclude that, lacking significant reason, Montresor must be insanethough even this is questionable because of the intricate details of the plot. Abi rated it really liked it Feb 01, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Retrieved 20 June Edu Narvaez marked it as to-read Mar 25, Upon further investigation into the true nature of character, double meaning can be derived from the Montresor crest. Ponce rated it it was amazing May 02, 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 The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead.

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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 The story’s narrator, Montresor, tells an unspecified person, who knows him very well, of the day he took his revenge on Fortunato Italian for “the fortunate one”a fellow nobleman.

It is with this converging of the two characters that one is able to see the larger symbolism of the Montresor crest — the foot steps on the serpent while the serpent forever has his fangs embedded in the heel. Javi added it Oct 31,