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The "The Cask of Amontillado" brings us into the mind of a mad man, or is he. The story deals with a horrifying tale of revenge. This is made worse by the fact that the vengeance occurs with no knowledge of the original offense. The way Poe did this sets the mood for true evil. The plot of this story is a simple one. Montresor, the main character and narrator, takes revenge on his friend Fortunato by luring him into the wine cellar under his family's property. From there he brings Fortunato into the catacombs where he buries him alive by chaining him to the wall and then putting a wall up in front of Fortunato. We know that he intended to go unpunished for his act of revenge. Montresor then informs us that he is going to continue to smile in Fortunato's face, while using Fortunato's pride in his knowledge wine to lure him into the catacombs to taste some of his imaginary Amontillado. The conclusion of this story lets us know that Montresor did in fact get away unpunished for his crime. Fifty years has gone by and he now tells his story.
In this story the character of Montresor is described through his own words. When he reveals he i
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Fortunato, Montresor, Poe,
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