The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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Does Montresor get his revenge in "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe?

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Montresor has been injured by Fortunato many times.  It is the insult that makes Montresor decide that Fortunato needs to die. 

THE thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged…

The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe details the plans of a man who has been pushed to the edge of “no return.” Montresor will inflict his revenge; and in doing so will not be punished himself.  This is a man who covers all of his bases.  He has planned everything even to the time of the murder which is during the carnival season--the madness of the time will assure that there are no witnesses.

Obviously, Montresor has studied Fortunato so that he could find his weaknesses and be able to lure him down into the catacombs.  Fortunato’s hubris will not allow him to let Montresor use Luchesi to...

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