The Cask Of Amontillado, By Edgar Allan Poe Essays

863 Words Dec 4th, 2016 4 Pages
Back in the day families competed for their social status If one family went against another family they would have to pay for it. Revenge is a dangerous game that can end up very tragic. It could lead to massive destruction. In most cases of revenge an innocent party ends up dead. In the “The Cask of Amontillado”by edgar allan poe, the appetite for revenge continues to grow and needs to be fed. The uses of conflict, irony and characterization help create the overall theme of vengeance throughout the film.
In the film, “The Cask of Amontillado” the conflict is man vs man. The major problem is between the protagonist,Fortunato and the antagonist, Montresor. Montresor felt betrayed by Fortandano for reasons that are not revealed. Instead, we are left to investigate the facts that are presented to us ourselves. The first scene is introduced to us with Montresor speaking. He says “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge”. He is telling us that he has tried to handle Fortunato the best way that he could but when he was insulted he couldn 't take it anymore. He promised to take action and get his revenge. Fortunato may have made an insult on Montresor’s name or Fortunato may have just been jealous of Fortunato’s higher social status. Montresor constructed a plan to lure Fortunato into the catacombs to kill him. Fortunato viewed himself as an extraordinary master of fine wines. Montresor used that in his…

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