Who Is The Antagonist In The Cast Of Amontillado

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In “The Cast of Amontillado” written by Edgar Allan Poe and in “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” written by Flannery O’Conner, there are some similarities within the characterization and within the plot of these two short stories. Let us begin with “The Cast of Amontillado”. Edgar Allan Poe used characterization to show us the narrator’s personality. In his story, the narrator is the unreliable, egotistical protagonist. At the carnival where Montresor found Fortunato dressed in a jester outfit, Montresor says, “My dear Fortunato, you are luckily met (Poe 165).” I don’t believe they met on accident, rather Montresor knew that Fortunato was bound to attend and made sure that he also attended. He continues by saying, “How remarkably well you are looking
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