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The Cask Of Amontillado Point Of View

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The use of point of view affect how a story is perceived. Biased narrators may exclude important events or points that could effect the reader's opinion. Because Cask of Amontillado was told in first person by psychopathic murderer, understanding the characters and plot of the story is sometimes difficult. The reader must base his or her opinions about the story, like the "thousand injuries of Fortunato" and murder motives, for example, off of Edgar Allan Poe's other works, and off of his or her own assumptions. This makes it harder to understand the story because the reader can never be positive that his or her assumptions are true.
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