Sadism In The Cask Of Amontillado

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Cask of Amontillado Expository Essay In the story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, the main character, Montresor is quite upset with Fortunato so he took it upon himself to kill him. This behavior wasn’t or isn’t a normal thing to do, unless you are mentally ill, or sadistic. He appears to be sadistic because of his sadistic actions, premeditation of the event, and overly friendly to Fortunato as he kills him. The medical definition of sadism is “sadism: the physical or emotional suffering of another person”. Montresor appears to be sadistic because when he was blocking in Fortunato, he was so excited, and ecstatic, “I laid the second tier, and the third, and the fourth; and then I heard the furious vibrations of the chain.
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