Theme Of Betrayal In The Cask Of Amontillado

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In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado”,by Edgar Allan Poe a mans connoisseurship in wine, and his insults get him killed. Poe portrays Montressor as a person is completely insane.Poe uses the major conflict man vs. man to develop the themes betrayal and revenge.
The author uses the conflict human vs. human to develop two themes. The first theme is revenge, Montessor defines revenge is punish with impunity. “I must not only punish,but punish with impunity”.114 He states that if the avenger is caught or does not make the punishment known to he who committed the wrong, the wrong goes unavenged.The second theme is betrayal, within Montressor sets a trap for Fortunado. “Come," I said, with decision, we will go back; your health is precious.
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Montessor uses Fortunato’s connoisseurship in wine to lure him into the catacombs , then tries to make him go back . “Niter,”I replied ,”how long have you had that cough ?”..my poor friend found it impossible for him to reply for many minutes.. we will go back your heath is precious… I shall not die of a cough.”117 This quote shows betrayal because Montessori made him feel as if he was safe with him when in reality Fortunato was falling right in Montressors trap. Montessor was deciving Fortunado by telling him to go back after coughing for a while, then giving him wine after he denies going back. “True-true”, I replied;”and indeed, I has no intention of alarming you unnecessarily , but you should use all proper caution. A draft of this Medoc will defend us from the damps.”117 This quote suggest that Montressor is a snake Montessor deceives Fortunato so that he has no clue of Montressors evil intent. .
Montessor was deciving Fortunado by telling him to go back after coughing for a while, then giving him wine after he denies going back. Montessor wants revenge , not for the injuries, but for the insult. Poe uses the major conflict man vs. man to develop the themes betrayal and

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