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What are some examples of verbal irony in The Cask of Amontillado?

Verbal irony is saying something and meaning something completely different. A clear example of this is when Montresor says he drinks to a long life for Fortunato, when he really wants him to die so he can have his reprisal. Another example of verbal irony is when Montresor says, "let us be gone".

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Also, what are some examples of irony used in the story The Cask of Amontillado?

Irony Examples in The Cask of Amontillado: The reader knows that Fortunato is not in danger of dying from a cold, but rather of being murdered by Montresor. Montresor's consolation is just a ruse to lead Fortunato closer to his death. Poe uses irony to characterize Montresor as hypocritical.

One may also ask, what kind of irony is Fortunato's name? The irony that lies behind Fortunato's name is that the basic root word of his name is "Fortun" as in fortune, indicating luck, success or prosperity when Fortunato is the actual victim in the story of "The Cask of Amontillado." Fortunato is anything but lucky or fortunate in the story, as he is deceived into trusting

Also asked, what are examples of verbal irony?

Examples of Verbal Irony from Literature

  • Example #1: Romeo & Juliet (By William Shakespeare)
  • Example #2: Pride & Prejudice (By Jane Austen)
  • Example #3: The Unknown Citizen (By W. H. Auden)
  • Example #4: Oedipus Rex (By Sophocles)
  • Example #5: A Modest Proposal (By Jonathan Swift)

What is the effect of irony in the cask of Amontillado?

Dramatic irony is used to show how Montressor lures Fortunato to his death by exploiting his weakness for wine and by challenging his ego. The reader is aware that Fortunato is being lured to his death by the temptation of Amontillado (Womack). Montressor tells us that Fortunato is a genuine connoisseur of wine.

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