The Cask Of Amontillado

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The Cask of Amontillado


Edgar Allan Poe's, “The Cask of Amontillado,” draws the reader, who enjoys dark and morbid tales, into experiencing the diabolic schemes of a murderer's mind and soul. He shows us that insulting words can chisel away at a man's sanity. (Cutts & Poe 1)


One evening during carnival season, the heavily intoxicated Fortunato greets Montresor with excessive amiability. Montresor is pleased to find his friend, or should I say foe, in such good spirits. Fortunato is oblivious to Montresor's true feelings as he is led through a series of, “insufferably damp,” vaults beneath Montresor's palazzo for a ...
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