Analysis Of ' The Cask Of Amontillado '

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In The Cask of Amontillado Montresor lived for fifty years after killing Fortunato and he narrates the events of the story coldly and that leads some to wonder whether or not Montresor has changed and if he has changed how did he change. Over the fifty years between the events of The Cask Of Amontillado and the time when Montresor narrates the story, time changed Montresor into a guilty and shamed man that may have PTSD.

The plot is simple Montresor has been insulted by Fortunato and he wants revenge so he leads Fortunato into a crypt, kills him and tells the story fifty years later. The story takes place in the eighteen hundred during the Carnaval. The story starts with Montresor claiming that Fortunato had injured him a thousand times,
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While approaching the end of their journey they approach the end of the crypt where there was another smaller crypt where three of the four walls were lined with human remains and the fourth wall had the bones thrown down onto the floor causing a mound to form and with the bones removed an interior room could be seen. Montresor then tells Fortunato that the Amontillado is in the interior room so Fortunato enters the room only to be stupefied by the lack of Amontillado. Then Montresor pushes him onto the wall and chains him to the iron staples, after that Montresor leaves the room and picks up some stone and mortar from the pile of bones and starts to wall in Fortunato, once Montresor finishes, he covers the wall with the bones it is revealed that Montresor is narrating the story fifty years after the fact and that no one has ever disturbed the bones for fifty years. During the time Montresor is telling the story, he could be suffering from PTSD. While diagnosing whether Montresor has PTSD is impossible, he probably does have PTSD since killing can cause PTSD in most humans who kill and the only people who don’t are psychopaths and sociopaths. Montresor re-experiences the story of killing Fortunato through recollections of the event or flashbacks. Montresor may
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