The Cask of Amantillado

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  • Introduction
  • In the short story "The Tell Tale Heart", by Edgar Allan Poe, the narrator goes crazy from this old man's eye. He goes crazy because he says it stares him down like a vulture. So as a result, he tries to kill him. However in a different short story by Edgar Allan Poe, titled "The Cask of Amontillado". In this story the narrator was insulted by Fortunato, so the narrator thinks its only fair that he dies.
  • Claim
  • MY REVENGE WAS JUSTIFIED MORE THAN YOURS!
  • Reason
  • Oh yeah! Well... You murdered an old man you loved when he had done nothing to you!
  • Textual Evudence
  • Does he know how and why I killed him?
  • The narrator in "The Cask of Amontillado" revenge is justified more then the narrator in "Tell Tale Heart".
  • Analysis
  • These quotes show that the narrator from "The Cask of Amontillado" has justified his revenge more then the narrator in "Tell Tale Heart". The first one shows that the old man had did nothing to wrong the narrator, therefor revenge is even needed. The narrator in "Tell Tale Heart" was going crazy, crazy people don't know their crazy. This man want to kill a man over his eye only because it stared him down like a vulture. The second quote from "The Cask of Amontillado" shows that this man has been wronged, and the narrator wants to show him that he should not have done that. He tricks him into coming down into his catacombs where he then trapped him.
  • The Narrator in "The Cask of Amontllado" was justified in its revenge because he was Insulted. The narrator in "Tell Tale Heart" was not justified in their revenge because the old man had done nothing to wrong them.
  • Conclusion
  • How about we go ask him who's revenge is more justified, then kill him so he doesn't tell anyone.
  • "I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye!" (Poe, 836, Tell Tale Heart) "Fortunato had insulted me. So I vowed revenge." (Poe, 27, The Cask of Amontillado)
  • The narrator from "Tell Tale Heart" did not get his revenge justified as much as the narrator from "The Cask of Amontillado". They both had different reasons for their revenge, but one is more justified than the other.
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