The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe Essay

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Montresor’s Grudge The Cask of Amontillado, by Edgar Allan Poe, tells a tale of a friendship between two men. One named Montresor, seeks revenge on the other, named Fortunato. The reason is unknown. “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitely, settled--but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong.” (Edgar Poe 1) Montresor feels that he has been hurt so bad that he has to get revenge. He does not say what was done to him. He shows that he has taken it very personally and to the heart. Montresor’s mindset is that he has to get revenge in a way that he does not get caught doing so. If he does get caught then he will not have revenge. Here is where we see Montresor’s anger for Fortunato. Montresor finds Fortunato in the city celebrating and drinking. He tells him about a drink called Amontillado that he wants him to drink. He talks about how good it is and lures him to go with him. A big thing that helped lure in Fortunato was when Fortunato was coughing and seemed sick, Montresor showed
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