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The Cask of Amontillado and Everyday Use

Summary: Edgar Allen Poe's short story, ` The Cask Of Amontillado' is a beautiful example of dramatic as well as verbal irony. Alice Walker's characters are symbolic. Dee symbolizes the Black People Movement, breaking their link with their past. Mama and Maggie symbolize Alice Walker's view that roots should not be forgotten. It is through the conflict, that the theme of the story is conveyed to the readers.
THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

Edgar Allen Poe's short story, ` The Cask Of Amontillado' is a beautiful example of dramatic as well as verbal irony. Montressor's comment, "And I [drink a toast] to your long life" is ironic. Montressor's real intention was to kill Fortunato. Fortunato had insulted his family, which Montressor could not tolerate. He had carefully chalked out a plan to kill him. He took advantage of Fortunato's pride in wines and trapped him. Ironically, Fortunato became the victim of his own pride, which took him to his own grave. Since Montressor discloses his plan in the beginning, so the irony of the above comment itself becomes evident. His drinking a toast to Fortunato's long life is a clever way to keep him unaware of the actual situation.

Apart from this, there are many examples of verbal irony. Montressor's real intention is...

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