The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe

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“The Cask of Amontillado” “The Cask of Amontillado” was written in 1846, by Edgar Allan Poe. Born in 1809, Poe never knew any of his parents. At the age of three, his mother died of tuberculosis, and his father deserted the family before he was born. Taking care of him was his foster parents in Richmond, Virginia. They loved Poe, but were not supportive of his decisions and kept Poe poor. Having debt and not being able to provide food and clothes for himself caused Poe to quit school. Later, he worked as a magazine editor and soon became a literary critic. Come 1836, Poe married his sick cousin. During this time, many of his successful literature were developed. However, Poe was never able to remain financially stable. In 1847, Poe’s wife died. Not even two years after her death, Poe was found half-dead on a Baltimore street. At the age of forty, Poe had died. It is still unknown the cause of his death. Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” takes place in the catacombs of the Montresor during the 1800’s. The protagonist, Montresor is a man who does not stand to be insulted. He is through with Fortunato’s “thousands” of insults and vows revenge on him. However, he is usually a person who would never threaten anyone. Just like Fortunato, he is also a skillful wine taster. Montresor, the narrator of this story, is the protagonist because the story revolves around him seeking revenge on Fortunato. In a way, I guess we could say he is the “hero”. This is because at the end of the…
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