Man Vs. Self In Edgar Allen Poe's The Cast Of Amontillado

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A person life’s growing up can have a major influence in their future, especially in someone’s writing. Edgar Allen Poe lost his wife and mother to a deadly disease, he had many enemies and always saw himself as a victim. In “The Cast of Amontillado” Edgar Allen Poe created a man who wanted revenge against his best friend Fortunato. Montresor took Fortunato to the family vault, by telling him he wanting his thought on the Amontillado wine. During the process of inclosing him, Fortunato began to beg to be let out. Montresor thought for a moment if he should or should not kill him. The conflict man vs. self, the character trait Montresor showed and a central idea of people needing to talk about things that they have obsessed over in “The Cast …show more content…
self. Montresor in the beginning of the story addressed “You, who so well knows my nature of my soul,” Montresor needed to tell someone and get out of his chest the revenge he had taken against Fortunato (Poe 1108). He wanted to let the person know he was confessing to that his actions he took in murdering his friends was not how everyone knew him. He was seen to any man in his community as kind and no one would have thought he would be able to murdering his own friend without a reason. “His death-bed confessor – for if Montresor has murdered Fortunato,” the revenge against his friend Fortunato had a major affect with himself and needed to confess the awful murder he committed (Thompson). Edgar Allen Poe creating Montresor confessing his murder he committed showed he wanted to do something good and change to be a better person even if it was his last day on earth. “His conduct showed the earnestness of his determination to reform his life,” Edgar Allen Poe showed he wanted to change his life after many years, his life influenced the conflict in the character he created in “The Cast of Amontillado” (Various 22). Shortly after trying to change his life and become friendly with others Edgar Allen Poe …show more content…
“[Edgar Allen Poe] often worked out his revenge on those he detested in his writing” (mystery). He created a cold-hearted man in his short story who is willing to kill his friend without a reason. In this short story, he had a major influence by his life and how he wanted to take revenge against someone but knew was impossible to do in real life. “When he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge,” Montresor has planned to kill Fortunato who have been friends for a while (Poe 1108). Montresor killing his friend with no reason was how Edgar Allen Poe took his revenge out on those who victimized him through his writing. Also during the story Montresor was caring, “for a brief moment I hesitated – I trembled,” he was thinking twice if he should kill his friend (Poe 1112). Montresor had some remorse in him since they were friends but that didn’t take away the thought that he needed to get revenge against Fortunato. Edgar Allen Poe being remorseful showed how he was caring and wanted the readers to know that Montresor was caring in being that Fortunato was one of his friends. The traits he created for Montresor were portraying the traits of his own

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