The Cask Of Amontillado By Edgar Allan Poe Essay

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The most important part of any plan is in the execution. “The Cask of Amontillado”, by Edgar Allan Poe, is a story about how a man that is wronged commits the perfect murder. We are introduced to the murder as the narrator of the story. The narrator never says exactly why he wants to kill Fortunato, just that he “ventured upon insult” towards the narrator. The narrator, Montresor, meets the victim, Fortunato, at the carnival. Montresor tells Fortunato that he has a supposed cask of Amontillado and he is off to find another connoisseur to verify that it is real. This is a trap that Montresor uses to get Fortunato to follow him to the catacombs. Once Fortunato is at the spot Montresor has staged he chains him to the wall, bricks him in a small hole, and leaves him there to die. The crucial part in the story is the carnival setting and the interaction between Montresor and Fortunato at the carnival. The carnival allows Montresor to make it look as if he runs into Fortunato by chance and then plays on Fortunato’s pride to lure him into to the catacombs. The carnival is chaotic it provides Montresor the perfect setting to carry out his plan without raising suspicion. Another reason this is a great decision by Montresor is Fortunato is most likely intoxicated. These reasons reiterate that the decision to meet Fortunato at the carnival is the single most important part of the story.
The most important part of this plan, to commit murder, is to get Fortunato down to the catacombs…

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