Explain dramatic irony in “the cask of amontillado”
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Edgar Allan Poe uses dramatic irony to great effect in “The Cask of Amontillado”. The narrator is the perpetrator of the crime, but the reader is aware of this fact before the victim is. For example, the narrator refers to the victim as “friend” when actually he is his enemy. This is clear to the reader but not to the victim.
Dramatic irony was used in the story The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe. It is used when the audience knows something the characters do not. In the story, Fortunato knows he will be killed and he is helpless and can’t stop it.