Is Montresor Insane

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Everybody will eventually want revenge on an old friend or just someone they know. Montressor, similar to many people in the world, wants revenge on one of his old friends, Fortunato. The story opens with, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (Poe 212). In this statement, Montressor tells the reader what the cause of his revenge against Fortunato is. “The Cask of Amontillado”, written by Edgar Allen Poe, tells the story of how Montressor brings Fortunato into the catacombs to bury him alive. Montressor, from the story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, is insane because he lies about wine to get Fortunato into the catacombs, he plays off of Fortunato’s ego, and he buries Fortunato alive. To begin, Montressor is insane because he lies to Fortunato about a very expensive wine to lure him into the catacombs. Montressor’s revenge is played throughout the story, starting with a lie as the first step. Montressor knows that Fortunato is an expert in wine, so he tells him this to lure Fortunato into the catacombs: “But I have received a pipe of what passes for amontillado, and I have my doubts” (Poe 212). This statement, said by Montressor, is telling Fortunato that somebody needs to test the amontillado to conclude that it is either authentic or …show more content…

In life, mostly everyone will want revenge on someone they know that did wrong to them. When Montressor wanted revenge, he went insane and planned to kill the person who did him wrong. In the real world, most people do not try to kill someone if they did them wrong. Montressor is insane because of the way he got revenge on Fortunato. Poe proves in this story that some people use different, harsher ways to get revenge on

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