Reasons Why The Cask Of Amontillado Is A Powerful Tale Of Revenge

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Reasons Why the Cask of Amontillado Is Brilliant!!!

"The Cask of Amontillado" is a powerful tale of revenge. Montresor, the sinister narrator of this tale, pledges revenge upon Fortunato for an insult. And yes, it is as dumb as it sounds. But for a good reason. Montresor’s messed up psyche must have anyone who slightly offends him, pay for the damages done. And Montresor intends to seek vengeance in support of his family motto which is on the coat of arms, which bears this motto: "Nemo me impune lacessit." ("No one assails me with impunity."), and a huge human foot d 'or, in a field of azure; the foot of which crushes a serpent rampant whose fangs are embedded in the heel." It is important for Montresor to have his victim know what is happening to him. Montresor will derive pleasure from the fact that "...as Fortunato slowly dies, the thought of his rejected opportunities of escape will sting him with unbearable regret, and as he sobers with terror, the final blow will come from the realization that his craving for the wine has led him to his doom. (Quinn 500)”. There can be no doubt, that both Montresor 's plan of revenge and Poe 's story are carefully crafted to create the desired effect of the fake feeling of beauty and the scary reality.

The story begins around dusk, during the carnival season in a European city. The setting of the story quickly changes from a light-hearted setting with festivities and drinking to a dark setting with rats and the damp smell…
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