The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado

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  • In "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe, Montresor bought a cask of Amontillado that he claimed did not taste like the actual wine. He asked his dear friend Fortunado, who fancied himself a wine expert, to come taste it.
  • Summary
  • It doesnt taste like Amontillado!
  • Claim
  • Join me to taste this Amontillado that i bought, it doesnt taste right.
  • Amontillado! sure lets go.
  • Reason
  • It's just down here in the catacombs.
  • The catacombs!?
  • Montresor led Fortunado into his families catacombs only when they reached the end Montresor chained and locked then bricked him into the room to die. Fortunado had insulted Montresor's family Montresor's family's coat of arms is a golden foot on a blue backround adn the foot is crushing a serpent, which means his family believes in getting revenge.
  • Evidence
  • Montresor's actions were justified.
  • Analysis
  • Montresor's actions were justified because Fortunado insulted his family and he wont tolerate that.
  • Conclusion
  • Montresor states "The thousand injuries of Fortunado I had borne as best I could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge." (Poe, 866) His family motto is "No one insults me without punishment" (Poe, 31)
  • This shows that by what his family motto states Fortunado must be punished for what he has insulted or injured.
  • Montresor ended up chaining, locking and bricking Fortunado into a small room at the end of his catacombs.
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