Does Montresor's revenge meet the criteria of impunity in "The Cask of Amontillado"?
At the beginning of Poe's classic short story "The Cask of Amontillado ," Montresor mentions that he vowed to get revenge on Fortunato for causing him a "thousand injuries." Montresor then proceeds to elaborate on his specific criteria for revenge by saying that he must not only punish but "punish with impunity." Montresor is essentially saying that, in order to get revenge, one must punish their enemy without being caught or suffering the consequences of their...
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