Revenge In The Cask Of Amontillado

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Dorothy Parker is famous for her quote "Revenge is a dish best served cold". But what is revenge? The Oxford Dictionary states revenge as to meticulous plan out punishment or penance for a mistake-on behalf of, especially in an angry or malicious spirit. The story of “The cask of amontillado’’ by Edgar Allan Poe is about a dark take on someone’s willingness to exact his vengeance. One who would read the story would tell you that the whole thing is about revenge and it can be looked at as is can twists the cognizance of an individual who is unforgiving, to start with, or as revenge is a driving force behind a person going so far as to commit a murder. Such a person might be so obsessed with vengeance that he imagines reasons to obtain it are…show more content…
The reader also becomes aware of what will happen to his “friend” even though the character endures and keeps walking down into the tomb in hunt of the Amontillado. The Narrator, in what is assumed as in attempted to hide is the plan, expresses worry about His “friend’s” well-being, and quite a few times he recommends that they should turn back for fear that His “friend’s” cough will get worse because of the unfriendly humidity of the tombs. Uniquely the greatest show-worthy example lines of this is said by The Narrator in answer to Fortunato saying, "I will not die of a cough." (Poe) Montresor says, "True--true...." (Poe) showing a bit of dark humor in the narrator for he knows what will really kill him. As the two went further down the hall The Narrator again tricks His “friend”, by having him drink a lot of a lesser wine both in “keep him warm” and to get his hopes up even more for the well-improved wine. The Narrator told His “friend” to keep going deeper, since "herein be the Amontillado." (Poe). They were close to the end and Fortunato has become tremendously drunk at this point. Montresor then quickly chained His “friend” to the stonework. "In its surface were two iron staples, distant from each other about two feet, horizontally. From one of these depended on a short chain, from the other a padlock. Throwing the links about the waist, it…show more content…
From under the spread-out carcasses, he releveled “...a number of construction stone and grout. With these resources and with the support of trowel. Started forcefully walling up the entry of the hole" (Poe) Fortunato's drunkenness was starting to weaken, in addition he was beginning to come to with "...a little moan cry came from the deepness of the break in the wall." (Poe). When the barrier had finally stretched torso level, The Narrator by means of his torch saw into the crack. "A series of loud and high-pitched screams, from the throat of the chained." (Poe) This shook Montresor; nevertheless, grasping the idea Fortunato might not be perceived, he commenced to mock him by copying the screams, and finally bested the screams of Fortunato until his “friend” was silent. But the job was not done yet. Just as The Narrator was putting the last stone in place, a little chuckle could be overheard from the inside followed by a voice saying "Ha! ha! ha! he! he! a very good joke indeed an admirable gag. We will have many a hoot about it at the palazzo he! he! he! over the wine he! he! he!" (Poe) Fortunato wept, "For the love of God, Montresor!" In addition, Montresor replied, "for the love of God!" At that time all was silent. Montresor named out his “friend’s” name, but there was no response. Once more, using the torch, Montresor strained to see into of the wall. "There came forth in return only a tinkling of his hat." As his

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