The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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Explain how the narator's point of view shapes the action and pacing of "The Cask of Amontillado." Trace the plot and the different aspect of the story and how they are revealed by the narrator.

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This story is narrated from a first-person objective point of view. This means that the narrator uses first-person pronouns like I or we and that he is a participant in the events that occur. It also means that he is narrating events after they have already taken place rather than while they are taking place; you can tell this, in part, because he uses past tense verbs like had rather than has and did rather than does . At the very end of the story, the narrator reveals that it has actually been "half of a century" since these events...

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