The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe

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Post by Sherrieyvon » 25 Nov 2017, 03:31

What a twisted mind poe mustve had. Literally a genius but pained in his mind and black in his heart. This man was seriously disillusioned. I wish I could just take a peak of his madness in his dark and musty soul but fear My curiosity would surely swallow me whole. Thank you for tge good read

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Post by inaramid » 27 Nov 2017, 05:51

This was a required reading back in college. I didn't really get what how dark it was back then, but on reread, I'm just left marveling at Poe's genius.

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Post by Butch Acuna » 27 Nov 2017, 21:35

A very beautiful reading! Now I know what I missed fifty years ago when I did not fully appreciate this story by Edgar Allan Poe which was assigned to us, to write a review, I feel like writing a review for submission to my teacher, if only I know where she is now

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Post by ReyvrexQuestor Reyes » 30 Nov 2017, 08:11

I have read this story in our textbook at school. I was only 10 years old at the time. I did not even know Poe for what he was. I have not heard of Shakespeare yet.
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Post by Insightsintobooks729 » 15 Dec 2017, 18:47

I read this story in high school. I've always loved Poe and still do. I have his complete works.
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Post by chloe0x29a » 16 Dec 2017, 10:54

This had become my favorite Poe story when I read it back in high school. I like Poe but then I read Lovecraft and fell in love with his writings more. I still enjoy the works of Poe but lean more towards Lovecraft out of the two.

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Post by NL Hartje » 05 Jan 2018, 22:11

I absolutely adore his diction choice. The double ententdre with so many of his phrases make it a fun read no matter how many times I reread it. Breaking down the possible meanings within even the word Amontillado can send readers in many different directions find it can mean re-erected or old rampart of bones. If one considers the names of the characters to also have underlying meanings then it’s possible that Montresor’s treasure (as his name suggests) is probably this very cask of Amontillado which has securely held his victim for the half of a century. Montresor could have consciously freed himself from any guilt over falsely baiting Fortunato into the tombs by telling himself that he truly did take Fortunato to see the cask: his human sized bone erected tomb. Love it!

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Post by Annamikov » 08 Jan 2018, 11:49

Poe has always been my favorite writer, and I'm inspired by his dark writing style a lot. This is one of the first stories I've read by him, and I must say I'm captured by the mysterious beauty of it. Poe manages to portray the theme of revenge and secret murder in a twisted way, and I adore his use of color imagery.
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Post by joannecf2018 » 08 Jan 2018, 14:08

This story was quite captivating and the twists in the story line made for a little terror and anticipation. Wonderful short story.


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Post by Kathryn Price » 12 Jan 2018, 14:27

This was in a collection of Poe's stories I discovered years ago. Though very dark, sometimes disturbingly so, I have always been fascinated with them. I think the only stories I like better than this one are The Pit and the Pendulum and the Dupin stories, especially The Murder of Marie Roget.
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Post by kdstrack » 02 Feb 2018, 13:40

This is a well written story, filled with irony. Fortunato, whose name means fortunate, finds himself the victim of his friend's revenge. Too late, he realizes what is happening. Montresor does not relent in his plan to entomb the person who has hurt him. Poe reflects human character, which takes offense so easily and gloats in getting revenge.

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Post by itserrickaa09 » 02 Feb 2018, 16:26

This is a great short story! The suspense builds up as we learn of the main characters intentions. Revenge is a dish best served cold.

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Post by DancingLady » 10 Mar 2018, 23:55

Ah, memories. Read this back in HS like so many of you. I liked it in a way. It’s one of those things that’s hard to explain. It’s such a freaky horror story on the one hand, but I still like it. I actually did not like The Pit and the Pendulum, that one literally makes me squirm.

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Post by bb587 » 21 Apr 2018, 19:37

This is one of the first stories my husband and I talked about when we were dating. We both love reading and listening to audio books. I remember he saw my big book of Edgar Allan Poe on my book shelf and we started talking about a number of different works by him. That was a good date.

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Post by RSchwartz » 30 May 2018, 22:25

My first introduction to Poe was The Raven and I was hooked from there on Poe and authors like him.

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