Why might the author have chosen someone like Montresor to tell his story in "The Cask of Amontillado"? Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support your response.

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Poe chose Montresor as his narrator because he is a madman, and madmen make good narrators.

Madmen are unreliable narrators, because they think they are clever and doing the right thing.  Montresor is an example of this.  He thinks that killing Fortunato is the right thing to do because he has insulted him in some way, even though the insult is likely small and imagined.

The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged…

Although Montresor would surely tell you he is as sane as you or I (if he were a real person), he clearly is not playing with a full deck.  You do not murder someone because he has insulted you.  If Fortunato had really done something to Montresor, he would not have turned his back on him or gone into a crypt with him.  The fact that Fortunato suspected nothing is...

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