The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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How did the plot of "The Cask of Amontillado" progress?

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The plot of "The Cask of Amontillado" unfolds as a flashback. Fifty years have passed since the main events of the story took place. Although we are not certain, it seems that Montresor, the narrator, might be on his deathbed, confessing to his priest, because he addresses his listener as

You, who so well know the nature of my soul...

Montresor begins his narrative by justifying the revenge he is about to take, situating this as a story where we expect something terrible to happen. Then, still using a first-person perspective, he takes us sequentially, step by step, through what happened. It starts...

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