The Cask Of Amontillado Analysis

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The Cask of Amontillado is a short story written by the author Edgar Allan Poe. This story tells the tale of a man, named Montresor, who has vowed revenge upon a man by the name of Fortunato. The story takes place in the catacombs below Montresor’s house. At the time, there was a carnival in town, hence Montresor sent everyone away to the festival to make sure no one was to be witness as to Montresor’s revenge. Montresor ends up luring Fortunato down to the catacombs with him, and chains Fortunato and builds a wall around him, leaving him there to die. Throughout the story, Montresor shows who he really is by showing signs of anger, and yet cleverness. The story begins with Montresor stating he will seek and attain revenge for the thousand injuries Fortunato has caused him. Montresor has been left extremely angry with Fortunato for what he has told Montresor, and therefore, Montresor believes the ideal punishment, or revenge, is to kill and get rid of Fortunato. Montresor’s hatred for Fortunato is what leads him to his plan of chaining and burying Fortunato behind a wall. Montresor is very angry with Fortunato, but yet he knows he must not act in such a hostile way, as to not raise the suspicions of Fortunato. Montresor convincingly asks Fortunato to come down to the catacombs with him to “verify” some wine which Montresor has “bought”. Montresor knows that he must not blow his cover, and the story goes into great detail as to how Montresor keeps luring Fortunato down to
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