The Cask Of Amontillado, By Edgar Allen Poe Essay

984 Words Sep 29th, 2014 4 Pages
Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”, is usually proclaimed one of his best works as a short story. In this short story is about two men, Montresor and Fortunato, who were revered as men of power and success. Fortunato and Montresor are both very prideful men, who are willing to go to great strides to uphold and also maintain their honor and reputation for who they are as people. A long with all of the similarities of the two involving there pride, and there knowledge of wine there are also a lot of differences between the two characters that perhaps led to the unfortunate yet ironic death of Fortunato. They both have personality traits and ways of going about living that set them apart from each other. In this story you can see that Fortunato and Montresor are different from the way that they dress, educational backgrounds and lastly their personalities. Starting off the beginning Montresor proclaims “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that gave utterance to a threat” (312). It seems right here that Montresor is easily angered by the actions of Fortunato. Montresor explains to an unknown audience that because Fortunato has mortally insulted him, he has vowed vengeance upon him. He has vengefulness in his heart with Fortunato fails to have because he actually see’s Montresor as a friend or a confidant and all…

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