Effects Of Pride In The Cask Of Amontillado

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Firstly, in Edgar Allen Poe's The cask of Amontillado, pride incites to acts of vengeance. The character of Montresor and Fortunato are ideal to study the effects that pride can incite because they both have a huge sense of vanity attached to their being. Montresor is part of a noble family while Fortunato is a wealthy man who is proficient in fine wine. Both their pride will lead to acts of vengeance. In the first line, Montresor gives us an essential preview of the actions that will come in the story. "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best as I could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge." Here, Montresor clearly states that he promises revenge. We arent aware of the injuries or the insult that Fortunato has

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