The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

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Write an epilogue to "The Cask of Amontillado" in which a case against Montresor comes to trial. In your epilogue, provide the prosecuting attorney’s closing argument, reminding the jury of any evidence that proves Montresor’s guilt. Then provide the defense attorney’s closing argument and describe the jury’s final verdict.

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The defense attorney would surely build a case on an insanity plea. After all, sane people do not typically plot murder against a person who has insulted them. Montresor claims that he had endured thousands of "injuries" from Fortunato and thus plotted to seek his ultimate revenge. The defense would likely argue that a sane person who suffered such "injuries" would simply remove himself from the presence of such an offensive person.

The prosecuting attorney would likely examine the efforts that Montresor takes to commit the murder. The murder is plotted well and carried out quite effectively. Montresor lures Fortunato to the place of his death via flattery:

We will go back; your health is precious. You are rich,...

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