What Is The Theme Of Revenge In The Cask Of Amontillado

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“The Cask of Amontillado” is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. This story is about a man who commits murder because he was insulted. The saying, “Revenge is a dish best served cold” means that revenge is best served not fresh after the insult occurred, but after enough time has passed so that the target won 't see it coming. Montresor is the man in this story who is repeatedly getting offended by a so-called “friend” named Fortunato. Montresor has had enough of the insults and wants to plot revenge against Fortunato. Montresor knows he must have a thought out plan and in no way can anyone catch him. Montresors wrath towards Fortunato is so strong it drives him to make sure Fortunato suffers. He is cold hearted wanting vengeance and is ready…show more content…
One who is full of wrath towards a “friend” and is seeking revenge, another who is prideful and has gluttony over wine. Fortunato knows his wine as far as the year, the fragrance it has and the different qualities of the wine. He is always insulting Montresor saying he knew nothing about wine like he does. Montresor wants to plan revenge against Fortunato for every insult he has said to him and it being carnival time he sees it’s the perfect time to do so. He must be smart and have a well thought out plan. He sees that Fortunato is prideful he uses that against him by luring him into his homes catacomb. He also sees his gluttony over wine leading him to trick Fortunato knowing he’ll follow him into Montresors catacomb to have him try some fancy wine called “Amontillado” which in the end is never there.

“Revenge is a dish best served cold” is a quote that best suits Montresor and his revenge plan. The kind of revenge he is seeking you must be cold hearted and smart. He did not immediately get back at Fortunato for insulting him countless times he took his time. He continues to be “friendly” to Fortunato smiling in his face waiting for an opportunity to get back at him and when it came it was at carnival. He sees Fortunato drunk, clowning around as well as the servants and the whole town. He figures this is the best time to make his revenge since no one will even notice Fortunato’s
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Montresor is able to say he has a new batch of wine but isn’t sure it’s the real thing called “Amontillado.” Telling Fortunato how smart and knowledgeable he is, certainly you can tell me if it’s the real thing or not. Knowing Fortunato’s weakness Montresor ends up luring him into the catacombs in search of this new wine knowing there isn’t any. Seeing how cold-blooded Montresor is he lures Fortunato who is drunk into the catacombs. The niche on the walls is basically a type of mold that seems to affect people and can give you a bad cough. Fortunato having a bad cough already the niche on the walls makes him even more ill. Montresor begins explaining the moisture on the walls and the bones that are laid out thinking this may scare Fortunato but he proceeds on to look for the
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