The Cask Of Amontillado Revenge Quotes

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“The Cask of Amontillado,” by Edgar Allen Poe is a story about revenge. The protagonist, Montressor, is confessing to a “you” about a murder that he had committed in the past. To determine the “you” the social classes of Montressor, the location of the story and revenge must be analyzed. In the story, Montressor speaks about Fortunato and says, “He prided himself on his connoisseurship in wine.” (Poe) He also states, “… I was skillful in the Italian vintages myself…”(Poe) These quotes prove that they are aristocrats’ due to their expensive investments in wine. His social class can also be confirmed when he says, “You, who so well know the nature of my soul…” (Poe) Montressor, who has committed a murder in the past, could be using his money to ensure his place in heaven. He also says the “You” knows his soul which might mean that he has previously gone through similar confession processes. The catholic church was…show more content…
In the story, Montressor says, “…but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge."(Poe) The quote shows that Fortunato had done something to him in the past and Montressor was out for revenge. He also states the rules of revenge which were don’t get caught, don’t become obsessed, and both parties must know why. Montressor’s code of arms also shows a symbol of revenge. When Fortunato ask him about his arms, he tells him, “A huge human foot … the foot crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are imbedded in the heel." The code of arms means that if someone hurts you, you must get them back. However, his perfect revenge was never achieved. He broke all three rules, because he is a Catholic. He was caught by God, he was obsessed as he would periodically check on the bones, and Fortunato also never knew why he was killed. His code of arms also states even if you get revenge, you too will die as you will suffer an eternity in
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