The Cask of Amontillado

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  • Introduction
  • Claim
  • Reason
  • In the short story, "The Cask of Amontillado," by Edgar Allan Poe, the main character Montresor seeks revenge on a man that insulted him, Fortunato. He tricks Fortunato into going into his family's catacombs where he then buries him alive.
  • Textual Evidence
  • Montresor's revenge was justified.
  • Analysis
  • Fortunato had insulted Montresor time and time again and finally Montresor snapped and sought out revenge against Fortunato. His insults also had done harm to Montresor's family.
  • Conclusion
  • "Fortunato had insulted me. So I vowed revenge ." "We Montresor's were a good family."
  • In the first quote it states that Fortunato insulted Montresor. This shows that Montresor had a reason to kill Fortunato and that he didn't do it just because he could. In the second quote Montresor tells Fortunato that his family was a good family Fortunato could have ruined his family's reputation by insulting them.
  • In conclusion the revenge that Montresor took upon Fortunato was valid.
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