The Cask Of Amontillado Analysis

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Ego and empowerment can drive a person to do evil things even when their power is non-existent to other. In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe Montresor was innocently insulted by Fortunato. Montresor, thinking he deserved better, took it the wrong way and vowed to get revenge by killing Fortunato. In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado”, dialogue plays a significant part in the development of the plot. This can be seen through Fortunato's innocence, Montresor strategic thinking, and Fortunato's determination. Fortunato's innocence can be shown through the dialogue in the story. In the story, Fortunato's unknowingly insults Montresor. However, Montresor takes it to heart and decides to come up with a plan to kill Fortunato. Montresor uses Fortunato's love of wine against him. He tells him that he has found something that could pass for Amontillado and he wants him to taste it. As expected, Fortunato goes down to Montresor’s family vault to go taste the wine. As they journey through the vault, Fortunato continues to talk about the wine. He is truly convinced that he is being taken to taste the Amontillado. According to Edgar Allen Poe on page 2 “ ‘Come, let us go.’ ‘Whither?’ ‘To your vaults’ ‘My friend no; I will not impose upon your good nature...’ ‘Let us go, nevertheless. The cold is merely nothing. Amontillado!...’ ” This evidence proves my thesis by showing how innocent Fortunato was in believing that they were going to taste wine. The dialogue helps to show how clueless Fortunato was by having Fortunato insist on going into the vault. The poor man had no idea that he was going to be chained to stone and left to die. Due to Fortunato's lack of judgment, his innocent remark cost him his life. This can be shown through the dialogue that is used in the story. Montresor’s strategic thinking can also be shown through the dialogue in the story. While traveling through the vault Fortunato begins to have uncontrollable coughing fits. Montresor tells him that they should just leave and he will bring Luchresi, Fortunato’s competitor, to taste the wine. Montresor brought Fortunato down to the vault to kill him so he would not suggest for them to leave unless he knew that
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