Situational irony refers to events in a story that are unexpected, and Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" features many, including the difference between the meaning of Fortunato's name and his destiny, as well as Montresor... More »

The climax of "The Cask of Amontillado" occurs when Montresor seals his drunken nemesis Fortunato into an alcove in his wine cellar. The man is buried alive. More »

In the short story "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe, the narrator, Montresor, wreaks vengeance on another man, Fortunato, by luring him deep into wine vaults on the pretext of testing a cask of wine that he c... More »

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The climax of "The Cask of Amontillado" occurs when Montresor seals his drunken nemesis Fortunato into an alcove in his wine cellar. The man is buried alive. More »

In the short story "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe, the narrator, Montresor, wreaks vengeance on another man, Fortunato, by luring him deep into wine vaults on the pretext of testing a cask of wine that he c... More »

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The name "Fortunato" and the coat of arms serve as symbols in Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Cask of Amontillado." Many of Poe's stories weave symbolic objects into the suspenseful plots, and this story is no different. More »

An example of situational irony in the play "Julius Caesar" occurs in Act 3, Scene 1 when Caesar proclaims that he is "constant like the North Star" shortly before he is killed by the Senators. Situational irony occurs w... More »