Insanity In Edgar Allen Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado

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You’re having a serene conversation with one of your so called “friends” when you spontaneously insult them as a joke, but you don't realize that you infuriate your friend in the process and cause them to vow revenge on you with the only justice being death because they were mentally unstable. This is exactly what happened in Edgar Allen Poes’ short story called “The cask of Amontillado,” it is a story about Two men, Montresor and Fortunado, Montresor is a man who vows to get retribution on Fortunado, a man who merely Insulted his family name. As you can see Montresor is clearly insane and two other traits you could describe him with would be him being astute and extremely determined. In conclusion, there are three main traits that…show more content…
I also witnessed more of his extreme determination when he sent all of the attendants away so he could have the palazzo to himself by using reverse psychology. Overall, we can tell that Montresor is very regulated to a certain objective or vow and is ruthless until he feels accomplished and satisfied. Montresor shows that he is a very astute and intelligent person throughout The Cask of Amontillado by using people so no one would discover his stealthy plan. An astute action that Montresor does is when he uses reverse psychology to get the attendants out of the Palazzo I know he knows that he is doing this on purpose because he says, “I had told them that I should not return until the morning, and had given them explicit orders not to stir from the house. These orders were sufficient, I well knew, to insure their immediate disappearance, one and all, as soon as my back was turned.” Another intelligent thing he does to insure that his plan succeeds is when he keeps bringing up Luchesi when talking to Fortunado, he does this to make Fortunado stubborn and insist on following him into the catacombs. Therefore, we now know that Montresor was extremely clever and could easily play people to his advantage which made him even more dangerous since he's a ruthless lunatic. In Summary, this
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