Montresor Symbolism

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“The Cask of Amontillado” is a morbid story written by Edgar Allan Poe. In the story, Poe writes in first person point of view, from the prospective of Montresor, the narrator of the estory. Montresor is a bitter man who seeks revenge after years of being humiliated by Fortunato, a man who constantly humiliates him unknowingly. Throughout the story, Poe uses symbols such as: the characters’ names, the title, and the setting to add excitement as well as depth to the plot. The first major symbol starts with the characters’ names. The word Montresor means “my treasure” in Italian. The reader can interpret this as the treasure that Montresor holds, the knowledge that he has of the perfect revenge as well as his oppressor’s demise, and Montresor’s
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