Sympathy For Montresor

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The use of first person point of view in “The Cask of Amontillado” allows readers to have direct insight to the thoughts and plans of Montresor. The start of the opening line in “The Cask of Amontillado” caused me to feel very brief sympathy for Montresor. Montresor claims to have suffered a thousand injuries from Fortunato, as a reader I sympathized for Montresor because he appeared to be a victim who was only determined to avenge himself. Rather quickly, my sympathy for Montresor faded as I realized he was preparing to act out maliciously. As a first person narrator, Montresor does a splendid job of trying to rally sympathy for himself. He attempts to makes readers believe that eliminating Fortunato is the only way to end his suffering and
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