Montresor Deception Analysis

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In Edgar Allen Poe’s story “The Cask of Amontillado”, the main character Montresor uses cunning and calculating deception to pull off his plot of revenge. This story is told in a calm and collective manner, with hints of jokes and merriment. Make no mistake Montresor is a cold blooded killer who shows no remorse for the misdeeds he has done. Montresor views his actions as an inevitable task that must be carried out. Montresor deceives his house staff and Fortunato to complete his successful, diabolic plan. Montresor never has a reason to think anyone would ever suspect him of being the guiltless murderer he really is. Fortunato, due to his personal vices, never has a chance against the manipulative Montresor. From the beginning, Montresor deceives Fortunato as a friend to enact revenge upon him and send him to his untimely death. Fortunato, or rather his personality, has insulted Montresor, which put the plan in motion. Montresor extends a warm greeting, “My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met. How remarkably well you are looking to-day.” expressing his goodwill and attempting to not raise suspicion to his plan(243). Unbeknown to Fortunato, he has…show more content…
The people who have seen the interaction between the two would view the relationship a healthy and friendly one. Montresor has also deceived his house workers by informing them, he would not be returning until morning; nonetheless, he is requiring them to remain in the house. Montresor expresses his intentions with his confession, “These orders were sufficient, I well knew, to insure their immediate disappearance, one and all, as soon as my back was turned.”(244). This confession was to demonstrate the removal of implication or witnesses to his crime. Therefore, these actions would cause there to be no believe Montresor was guilty of foul
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