What would be a good thesis statement about revenge in "The Cask of Amontillado"?

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Montresor believes that "A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser."  In other words, revenge is not truly exacted if the person seeking revenge is punished for it.  Therefore, a crucial part of Montresor's revenge lies in maintaining the appearance of innocence so that he is not brought up on charges of murder.  To be so charged would negate the value of the act in his eyes.  However, Montresor never seems to consider that, though he may succeed in maintaining the appearance of innocence, he may still feel guilty about his crime, and this guilt could be punishment enough to "overtake" him as the redresser he discusses.

When Montresor speaks, we can see that he is speaking to someone.  He says, "You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not supposed, however, that I gave utterance to a threat."  Who is this "You"?  Who would "know the nature" of Montresor's soul?  Some would argue that he is speaking to a priest as a priest would, theoretically,...

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