The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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Which quotation from "The Cask Of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe will support the thesis of revenge?

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The narrator and main character is a pre-meditated murderer. This is the basis for “The Cask of Amontillado,” by Edgar Allan Poe.  Montresor lures Fortunato to his death.  The why and how are the essence of the story.

Revenge motivates Montresor and the story. Fortunato and Montresor have an odd relationship.  Apparently, Fortunato says things without thinking, and his hubris does not allow him to realize that someone might take offense at what he says. 

Montresor appears to be telling his story to someone who has more knowledge of his character than the reader ‘‘You, who so well know the nature of my soul.” Montresor has pledged to take his vengeance because Fortunato has insulted him.  He further states that Fortunato has injured him a thousand times but gives no details about those injuries.

 The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge.

It is the insult that takes him over the edge.

Apparently, Montresor’s family has never taken an affront lightly.  Even their family motto indicates that they punish...

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