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The Revenge Of The Montresor In The Cask Of Amontialldo By Edgar Allan Poe

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A Famous quote from Grandi states “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind”. In Edgar Allen Poe short story, “Cask of Amontillado”, Montresor feels he has been wronged and must get revenge. He felt that Fortunato has made a constant effort to insult and soil his family name. So he comes up with a plan to trick Fortunato into his cellar to finally end this feud between the two. The circumstances were perfect when he arrived at the festival and was greeted by a drunken Fortunato; who was, I believe, purposely was dressed as a fool. As they headed down into the cellar to taste this rare wine, well at least that’s what Fortunato thought, Montresor started to put together the last pieces he needed to end it. In the end, Montresor traps Fortunato and his anger in brick wall for good. Throughout the story, you see that Montresor character isn’t always the most reliable or trustful person and that his character can be very manipulating.
Montresor must trick and manipulate Fortunato to accomplish his goal of revenge. He tells Fortunato the reason he is at the festival is because “I received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado”. He knew that Fortunato could never pass up a chance at a taste of such rare wine. He used this information against him to get down into his trap he laid out. Another time he does this is when he was greeted by Fortunato and tells the reader “.., for he had been drinking much”. He knew that Fortunato had been drinking a lot that night; so he used this in a way to help further benefit in him the long run. Lastly, he uses the information that he knows about the Mason’s brotherhood to manipulate Fortunato into trusting him even more; which further shows just how unreliable his character is.
This story teaches us that we can’t always trust the narrator, because some times they might be one sided or even unreliable. In the very first paragraph, we sort of get the hit the Montresor is saying is really the whole truth. “The thousands injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could;” He...

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