Amontillado Montresor's Argumentative Essay

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Have you ever held a grudge on someone? Buddha states that “holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die”. “Nemo me impune lacessit”, meaning “No one attacks me with impunity” is the motive in Montresor’s actions. Mayo clinic says that when someone you care about hurts you, you can hold on to anger, resentment, and thoughts of revenge. Montresor’s actions were drastic and not thought out. Fettering a friend in a permanent cell is far too harsh a punishment to insult. In Edgar Allen Poe’s Cask of Amontillado Montresor locks his friend Fortunato in a cell to starve to death as revenge for a mere insult. Montresor murders his friend because he is vindictive, intelligent, and relentless.

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