Revenge In Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado

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The Cask of Amontillado is written by Edgar Allan Poe, which is about Montresor’s long-lived revenge towards his friend Fortunato. Montresor could not handle his friend’s wounds and insults anymore so he planned to decoy Fortunato into the tomb where a supposed pipe of a type of wine, Amontillado, was there. Montresor needed Fortunato’s proficiency in wine, which was also his weak point. Fortunato, ever so pleased to flaunt his wine wisdom, agreed to consort Montresor into the catacombs to check the wine, hoping to expose Montresor as a fool. Montresor 's plan was to succeed that Fortunato will become extremely drunk and Montresor will have his successful revenge due to master of reverse psychology and irony. When they were already at the secret place, Montresor masked Fortunato alive. The irony is that the story changed a day of celebration to murder. The important point to the story is the anticipation that foretells a sense of intuition, which Poe’s usage of eloquent words and images that construct a setting that is matching to the story 's ominous plot. The story portrays how revenge is bittersweet, which shows that revenge is rarely as satisfying as we anticipate and often leaves the retaliator less content in the long run.
At the beginning of the story, Montresor revealed he murdered a man named Fortunato 50 years ago. He was seeking revenge for unnamed wrongs and insults that Fortunato have made against him. Montresor wanted him dead so badly that he invented a plan
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