The Cask Of Amontillado Revenge Analysis

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Edgar Allen Poe’s narrative, “The Cask of Amontillado,” emphasizes the protagonist’s clever, jealous, and vengeful actions. Concurrently, the author explores the overwhelming intensity of revenge, and how it can destroy and distort the health of the one who achieves vengeance and upon whom it is taken.
The author highlights builds Montresor’s character throughout the story with the protagonist’s traits of cleverness, envy, and vindictiveness. As the tale begins with the words, “The thousand injuries of Fortunado I had borne as best as I could; but when he ventured upon my insult, I vowed revenge (233),” which are spoken by the ‘unreliable’ narrator, Montresor, on the apparent sorrows Fortunado has caused him as he declares his thirst for revenge.

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