Analyzing Montresor's Short Stories

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To my opinion when I read the story I felt the dark and raw energy, the originality and purity of such a dark story. I liked it. I have always liked original stories that have somewhat of a dark or gothic setting. I never liked werewolves, zombies or vampires though not that type of Gothic scene or setting. I like dark love stories but not the supernatural dead love stories. It’s not tolerable. At least to my likes and opinions. Well Montresor uses his subjective experience of Fortunato’s insult to name himself judge, jury, and executioner in this tale, which also makes him an unreliable narrator. Place: Montresor chooses the setting of the carnival for its abandonment of social order. While the carnival usually indicates joyful social…show more content…
He got away with what he did without getting into trouble. We all have a skeleton (or skeletons) in our closets, even if it’s only that library book we forgot to return. Regardless, the longer our tawdry secrets remain undetected, the longer we can tell ourselves we’ve gotten away with…show more content…
He’s the embodiment of the sneaky, vengeful part of human beings. By examining these qualities in his extreme personality, we can better analyze some of the less pleasant aspects of our own. If we pretend we can’t relate to Montresor at all, we miss this opportunity for self-reflection. This is another area where we can totally identify with Montresor. Critics have been arguing for a hundred years over whether Montresor is confessing his sins or bragging about his crimes. We say it’s probably a bit of both. And this is something we can all relate to. Sometimes we get away with something that other people think is wrong but that we don’t think is wrong. Other times, we know what we did is wrong, and we wish somebody would find out so we can somehow try to make things right. In both cases, we would love to tell somebody. When we brag, we want somebody to pat us on the back. When we confess, we want forgiveness; we want to be free of the burden of our secrets. And sometimes, we may not even know whether we are bragging or confessing until after we tell. So, whether you think Montresor is confessing, bragging, or some combination of the two, you can relate to his desire to tell what he’s done, after all of this
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