Montresor's Revenge

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The disposition of Montresor's revenge in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" is controversial. Interpreters hold differing opinions upon various pertinent inquiries. Is Montresor's revenge an achievement or a lack of success? Is Montresor guilty for the eradication of Fortunato? What is Montresor's killing purpose and Fortunato's slander? The doubtfulness of Montresor's revenge has given rise to many contrasting replies to these inquiries; however, the tales proof and certain interpreters' understandings propose that Montresor's revenge plot is in itself a revenge plot. As well as, that Montresor's revenge plot is ineffective because it does not achieve either of his two rules of revenge, which are: "I must not only punish,…show more content…
Montresor forces a torch through the remaining opening and let it fall within. In a final attempt to provoke Fortunato, indicating that he is starting to surmise that his victim is already dead. Ergo, the jingling of bells that trails are not a sign that Fortunato is still alive, but the affirmation that Fortunato has toppled over to his death. For, certainly an aware Fortunato would have called out in reply to the fire. Finally, in the essence of Italian revenge Montresor's injury is particular: "When he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge." Fortunato must have directed his insult (factual or fictitious) against Montresor's family. It seems logical, for the tale to somewhat center on both Montresor's family and Catholicism. The two could be linked; a slander against Montresor's family might correspondingly besmirch his religion, and the other way around. For the most part, Edgar Allan Poe (for all one knows) would have intentionally wanted the thousand injuries to stay comparatively vague. In conclusion, Montresor's rationalization for his sick heart, on account of the dampness of the catacombs, means that he recognizes the irony of self-defeat, but cannot admit it

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