The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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What are the two things that must happen for a wrong to be redressed in The Cask of Amontillado by Poe?

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According to Montresor, one requirement is that the person seeking revenge must not allow his desire for revenge to ruin his life. If you want revenge so badly that you obsess about it, or if you can't function on a day-to-day basis, then revenge cannot be successful. You must carefully plan your revenge, carry it out, and go on with your life.

Montresor's second requirement for successful revenge is to tell the person you want revenge against that you are the one who is angry with him. In other words, if you're going to punish someone for hurting you, let him know when you punish him that you are responsible for the punishment.
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