The Cask Of Amontillado Justice Analysis

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In “The Cask of Amontillado” Edgar Allan Poe creates a theme surrounding many types of justice. You can infer this is his theme because of the way that Montresor sought for revenge, in the way justice was served, and once the justice is finally served in Montresors eyes.
First and for most, Montresor was determine to get revenge upon Fortunato for his wrong doings. Poe states, “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge” (236), in this statement he is showing how hurt and angered he is by Montresor words and how he has now vowed revenge on him for such actions. Montresor states from the beginning that he wants revenge for the fact that Fortunato had insulted him; along with all the injuries he had endured. He wanted justice for himself. Along with being damned to bring forth revenge upon Fortunato, Montresor felt as though he had been betrayed. As stated by Poe, “It must be understood that neither by wood nor deed had I given
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Poe states, “With these materials and with the aid of my trowel, I began vigorously to wall up the entrance of the niche”(240). By this point in the story Montresor has served his justice and got his revenge that he so badly wanted. Meanwhile Poe says, “There was then a long obstinate silence”(240). The justice he had longed for had been served Fortunato was now quiet to speak no more insults upon Fortunato. Accordingly Poe states, “I hastened to make an end of my labor”(240). Montresor had done what he needed in order to receive the justice he so badly deserved and he was more than ready to be done and have it over with.
In conclusion, you can see there the theme of justice is imbedded throughout the story of “The Cask of Amontillado”. You see it in how Montresor wanted justice for himself, the justice brought upon Fortunato, and the how Montresor finally got the justice he so badly
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