The Cask of Amontillado

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  • Introduction
  • Want to come to my catacombs and try my amontillado out because it doesn't taste like real amontillado.
  • Sure, always for you my friend Montesor.
  • Claim
  • I will not speak of my revenge but I will get it. Oh how great it will feel when I do.
  • Reason
  • Family, I know your listening. I will defend our motto and kill Fortunato.
  • In the story "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe, Montresor is the main character. Montresor wanted to get revenge on Fortunato because Fortunato insulted him. Montresor did so by getting Fortunato to come with him to his catacombs to try his amontillado. Instead he brought him to the catacombs, and chained him to a wall in a small room. He then he built a wall to trap him in, and left him in the to die.
  • Text Evidence
  • NO ONE EVER INSULTS ME. OTHERWISE YOU WILL FACE PUNISHMENT!
  • Montresor's revenge was justified.
  • Analysis
  • You have done well son. Way to defend our family motto and name.
  • Montresor was defending his family name and motto by killing Fortunato.
  • Conclusion
  • I knew I could do it. No one will ever suspect me.
  • "No one insults me without punishment."
  • Were is the amontillado good friend Montresor?
  • This shows how his family felt about people who insult them. Fortunato had already insulted Montresor. This leaves Montresor with the decision to either dishonor his family and not get revenge or honor his motto by getting revenge. Dishonoring his family is not an option, so the only option is to get revenge on Fortunato.
  • In conclusion, Montresor had legitimate reasons for getting revenge on Fortunato.
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