Pride And Revenge In Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask Of Amontillado

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A grudge towards someone is really hard to overcome usually, especially towards someone that you really trusted. Usually the grudge towards someone goes away at some point. The pain or betrayal may not always be forgotten but forgiven instead. Edgar Allan Poe describes this in the short story “The Cask of the Amontillado.” Poe in the “The Cask of the Amontillado” argues through characters and setting that pride and revenge can be destructive. Through characters, symbols, and the setting Poe tells the story of “The Cask of Amontillado” that revenge is driven by pride. In this story which is “The Cask of the Amontillado” is being told in a dark point of view which is the death and betrayal of someone. Monteresor feels betrayed by Fortunato, which…show more content…
Montresor represents dangers of dark thoughts, revenge, takes someone’s thoughts, and gets the best of mans mind. Fortunato represents confidence to match trust. The man wants to kill someone that was close to him because he felt betrayed by the person that knew the nature of his soul which threatened him. Montresor feels the need to kill Fortunato for his insult. Fortunato continues with the plan in going to the carnival. As they walk through the underground graveyard, Montresor continues to question Fortunato. He also starts thinking to himself and tells us how he is planning to murder of…show more content…
He was also described as having an addiction to wine (Woodworth 2). This man was already drunk when he meets Montresor. Fortunato, keeps drinking because he enjoys drinking wine and is powerless, which Montresor knows when it would be a good time to take action and attack him. Fortunato does not really notice that Montresor is mad at him and continues to wonder what he is doing. The reason that Fortunato does not understand the way Montresor is acting is because he does not think he has done anything bad to
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