Theme Of Revenge In The Cask Of Amontillado

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Revenge feels so good, especially when it is towards someone else and not you right. Have you ever felt like someone had done something extremely horrible to you, and you just had a certain urge of getting back at them? Maybe you felt like it would make you feel better to treat that person worse than they treated you in the past. I’m pretty sure we have all felt this way, but in the end Revenge is just revenge. In this story “The cask of Amontillado”, by Edgar Allen Poe, who is one of my favorite authors because he talks about revenge in some very mysteries way, he puts it in a way that everyone can understand but yet to figure out why Montresor wanted revenge.
The main character in this story is Montresor, because he wants to seek revenge on Fortunato for insulting him. ‘’The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge” (Montresor pg. 108). He wanted to really do something that would not put him at risk of being caught by killing Fortunato. He wanted to be unrecognizable so that Fortunato would not know that this was Montresor who was doing this to him. The day of the carnival, was perfect for Montresor to get a chance to lure Fortunato and kill him. It was so many people that would be there having a good time and people would be so busy that they would not even notice that they had disappeared. Montresor wore a mask at the carnival so that he would be unrecognizable, once he found Fortunato that’s when he
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