The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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What kinds of injuries did Fortunato inflict on Montresor in "The Cask of Amontillado"?

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In the opening sentence of Poe's classic short story "The Cask of Amontillado," Montresor claims that Fortunato had caused him a "thousand injuries" but does not go into specific detail regarding Fortunato's transgressions. Montresor's accusation seems exaggerated, and the nature of Fortunato's offenses remains ambiguous.

As the story progresses, it is revealed that Montresor is an unreliable narrator, and the audience begins to question the validity of his accusation. By portraying Montresor as an unreliable narrator, Poe raises questions regarding whether or not Fortunato's punishment is justified.

Once Montresor meets Fortunato during the carnival, he proceeds...

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