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In Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado, what is some evidence cited form the story that proves that Montresor is an unreliable narrator?

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The question -- what is some evidence from Edgar Allan Poe's short story The Cask of Amontillado that proves the narrator is unreliable -- is interesting insofar as there is nothing that suggests that the narration is unreliable, but much to suggest that the narrator, Montresor, is intrinsically duplicitous in his dealings with Fortunato. This is an important distinction. To suggest that Montresor is an unreliable narrator, one would need evidence of some sort that the story he relates is untrue, or fundamentally misleading with respect to the chain of events described. There is no indication, however, that Poe intended the reader to question the validity of his narrator's tale. On the contrary, Montresor is depicted as the quintessential homicidal...

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