It is a murder story, but not a whodunit. This plot, though relatively straightforward, leads the readers into an experience of horror. The purpose is to get the reader to no longer be the observer. The selection of the time and place also played a significant role in the story. Without the appropriate setting, what the author is trying to express is lost.
A cask of Amontillado or sherry? He is known for his gothic and dark writing style. Montresor feeling a lack of virility; resorted to murder to feel influential again, without hesitation to his deed Poe uses certain elements to convey an emotional impact. The other suggestion that this is a season of "supreme madness" Poe evokes the atmosphere of uncertaint Another literary technique used significantly in the story is irony.