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The Cask of Amontillado
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Anything not taken in moderation can be damaging. In one of Edgar Allen Poe"s best-known tales of horror, "The Cask of Amontillado," he suggests that pride can be a very dangerous thing, when one is overwhelmed with it. Through the use of foreshadowing, irony, and symbolism, Poe presents a horrific drama of two men. One who will stop at nothing to get the revenge that he deems himself and his family worthy of, and another who"s pride will ultimately be the fall of his own death. Fortunato falls prey to Montressor"s plans because he is so proud of his connoisseurship...
as foreshadowing, irony, and symbolism to convey his message in a creative and original way. He reminds us that pride can lead us to do unthinkable things that we would never otherwise consider doing such as killing in order to get revenge on someone who has hurt our pride. Our pride in excess can also cause us to be na?â?»ve and blind to things around us, leading us to dangerous situations and, in the most severe of cases, leading us to our own deaths. Fortunato died for his excessive pride, and Montressor was made a murderer because of his.
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