Amontillado is a classic Poe style story that is littered with unexpected twists and turns around every corner. The reader is able to watch from afar as the main character seeks revenge against his “friend” Fortunato. Poe’s ability to create a character like Montresor amazes me because of the unique way in which he reveals the main characters poor mental health without directly stating that he is insane. The gradual realization of this is what makes the story so unique to
Poe’s style. Most take the story as a tale of revenge and perverseness, but I see it as more of a …show more content…
Just like in life many people tend to do good things only to benefit themselves.
This text allowed me to step back and take a look at my own life. Many times I allow people into it without really getting to know them, and on many occasions this has came back to haunt me. The Cask of Amontillado made me realize that all people don’t have righteous intentions, and that keeping your guard up to a certain extent can be very important. Once a friendship becomes serious important information about one another is shared. This allows for one person to take advantage of the other quite easily. Whether its using there addictions to something or there insecurities it is quite easy to be taken advantage of without ever seeing it.
Unfortunately in the story Fortunato’s fate is much worse.
The main character in the story isn’t sane he believes murder is the only way to make his life right. In his mind he was taking justice into his own hand, this revenge would be the only way to bring peace to himself. This story shows the human mind and the things it will do when betrayed. The story is somewhat of a murder tale, but it also is a wake up call to many, to watch whom you surround yourself with because they may not be who you think they