The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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In Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Cask of Amontillado," are the characters flat, round, dynamic, and/or static?    

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In Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," Montresor is the main character, as well as the narrator of the story; his victim is Fortunato, who Montresor believes has insulted him in some way. To identify the kind of character these men are, consider the following definitions.

The static character does not undergo any significant change from the beginning to the end of the story. Change does not relate to circumstances, but a change within the character: beliefs, philosophies, etc. On the other hand, the dynamic character does go through a significant change within the course of the story.

Based upon the definitions above, Montresor must be a static character. The fact that he is insane is indisputable: he has planned Fortunato's murder for some time and goes about luring his drunken companion into the catacombs beneath Montresor's house with unfailing purpose. Once there, Montresor gets Fortunato even more drunk than he was when they set out. Montresor displays dark humor and irony when...

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