Deception In A Short Story

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Gabriella Durham
9Honors English
21 October 2016
Deception: The Cask of Amontillado and The Necklace Deception is the act of deceiving someone sometimes it 's for your own gain or the benefit of another but sometimes you lose more than you gain like Madame Loisel in “the necklace” while Montresor in the in “the cask of amontillado” gains something for deceiving Fortunato. “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had bore as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge”(Poe 344). This quote shows why Montresor is deceiving Fortunato because he will gain something from it. These stories are very different, “the necklace” by Guy de Maupassant is a story of an middle class woman who loses a diamond necklace falls into the short story genre while the darker “the cask of amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe is about an vengeful narrator who plans to kill his so-called friend, this story
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“She gave him an irritated glance and burst out impatiently, “What do you think I have to go in?”(Maupassant 211). This shows how Madame Loisel is ungrateful for what she has what she has which will eventually lead up to her lying about her social status at the ball she was invited to. Though there aren’t many events leading up to Montresor’s deception there are some hints about him lying to Fortunato. “He had a weak point-this Fortunato-although in other regards he was a man to be respected and even feared. He prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine”(Poe 344). I believe this quote shows that Montresor has plans for Fortunato that involves wine and deceiving. I think Montresor and Madame Loisel have real reason or reasons that seem real to them to be a liar, I truly believe Madame Loisel is lying because she wants to deny her social status because she believes she was meant for a stylish, extravagant lifestyle while Montresor’s reasons is much darker. Montresor is lying because he wants
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