The Cask Of Amontillado Hate Quotes

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“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe is what is considered the best short story ever written, showing the true nature of the human being. Poe captures the reality of the aggression that one can suppress through this dark story expressing the secret hate between two characters. “The Cask of Amontillado” shows emotions that almost all the readers can relate to in one way or another, and that everyone has a breaking point in which they cannot take any more abuse or neglect. The main character “Montresor” has an old friend by the name of “Fortunato” who has caused Montresor many injuries and has even gone to the length of insulting him. Early in the story one can understand the hate towards Fortunato, but it gets confusing when Montresor says, “I was so pleased to see him, that I thought I should never have done wringing his hand” (Poe 1846). Montresor had such a hate for Fortunato due to all the pain and upsets caused by him, so much so that Montresor vowed revenge and devised a plan to achieve just that. He did what every person would have done, put on a fake smile, and go on as if nothing has changed and nothing will change. This makes the previous statement from Montresor clear; he is trying to deceive his friend from getting an idea of…show more content…
This is ironic given that Fortunato’s hat, which contained such special sound devices, are deploying at the end of “The Cask of Amontillado”. This may be the reason Montresor stopped for a moment as he heard the bells jingle, knowing that it is a sign of a need to be rescued. Poe includes this into his story because the first case in which these special devices proved useful occurred just a year before he wrote this
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