The Cask of Amontillado | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by E. Bruce Kirkham

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of The Cask of Amontillado.
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Critical Essay by E. Bruce Kirkham

SOURCE: "Poe's Amontillado, One More Time," in American Notes & Queries, Vol. XXIV, Nos. 9-10, May-June, 1986, pp. 144-45.

In the following essay, Kirkham comments on the multiple meanings of some proper nouns in Poe's story.

Poe's delight in allusions and word play is evident throughout his works but no more so than in the short story "The Cask of Amontillado" where proper nouns, particularly, are capable of carrying multiple meanings. Fortunato believes himself to be the "fortunate one" in that he has been selected by Montresor to taste of the rare Spanish sherry, but he is also "fated" to die. He should feel "fortunate," according to his murderer's line of reasoning, to be laid to rest among the bones of Montresor&#x...

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