Main Themes In Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado

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Jack Farrell
English 8
December 11, 2017
Cask Of Amontillado Main Theme Do you remember that thing you did, yeah THAT thing, that one you got away with? You get that sick feeling every time you think about it, that feeling is called guilt. You regret doing it so you blame the feeling on something else, but eventually, you know you it will stick with you until you confess. After confessing, you get grounded and your parents take away your phone for about a week usually, that means, GUESS WHAT, no Snapchat streaks! Oh no! Tragedy isn't it? Well, realize that you aren't the only person who gets this feeling. Mr. Montressor, from Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Cask of Amontillado" has this feeling for 50 years.
The plot in which an injury that we don’t know about and becomes a scheme for revenge is not unusual in Poe’s stories. Because the narrator does not make clear the manner in which the assault was, we as readers have no way of knowing if the punishment given out fits the crime committed, which raises suspicion that the narrator might be insane.
Fortunato is the man who had injured and insulted Montressor. Montressor plots to kill Fortunato for throwing shade on his family. When Fortunato and Montressor run into each other at a carnival, Fortunato is nearly intoxicated while Montressor is explaining how he has acquired a pipe of a very expensive and highly-desired wine called "Amontillado." He is planning to seek for a worthy, so to speak, and professional wine
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