Injustice In The Cask Of Amontillado

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Absence of Justice “The Cask of Amontillado”-by Edgar Allan Poe, a story of revenge and murder that shows a tragic injustice by giving judgment without a proof and not that only, but an execution as well. Poe illustrates in the story that is not necessary for a person to be mad in order to make wrong decisions; however, a person can be fully aware of what is happening but still wants to do the wrong thing. The story is horrific from several aspects such as the setting of the story and where it occurred, the characteristics of Montresor and Fortunato, and the humor that eventually leads to death. The setting in the story is very creative of Poe because it hangs between the joy of the carnival and the darkness of the catacomb. Montresor chose the carnival season to finish his mission while everybody is busy celebrating and drinking.…show more content…
It was known at the time that Montresor comes from a very proud family, and of course he had to punish Fortunato so he does not appear weak. The greatest example of Montresor’s pride is when he said “I must not only punish but punish with impunity.” (179). Although this is Montresor’s judgment, he will not accept it if it was for him “A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.” (179). Furthermore, Montresor obviously has planned for this revenge ahead of time and been waiting for the day that Fortunato will show up. Montresor is aware of Fortunato’s connoisseurship and love for wine, that made it easier for Montresor to accomplish his mission. Another example of Montresor’s maliciousness is that he keeps on calling Fortunato as ‘My friend’. Also when he offered Fortunato a bottle of Medoc wine to keep him warm, which will also get him drunk to fall into Montresor’s
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