The Cask Of Amontillado: The Barrel Of Sherry

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The Cask of Amontillado ( The Barrel of Sherry) commences with a slight discourse in which appears in the form of a letter to an unknown recipient “ You, who so well know the nature of my soul”(pg.267), however one can infer from the tone of the letter it is to someone the author is quite familiar with. Montreso the narrator of this eerie recollection, begins the tale by elucidating through what means this fellow Fortunato maltreated him. According to Montreso, Fortunato had wronged him bounteous times; the most unforgiving, or rather detrimental was when he disparaged the Montreso name. This was the hindmost blow, and Montreso vowed to avenge himself. The telling of this story takes place half a century after he completes the heinous deed…show more content…
Nevertheless, as Montreso is recalling this tale there appear to be moments of remorse as he is executing the murder. This remorse takes form after Fortunato recuperates from his intoxication and begins “A succession of loud and shrill screams” (pg.271) these screams “bursting suddenly from the throat of the chained form” (pg.271) startled Monestro as they threw him “…violently back. For a brief moment” he “hesitated” and “trembled” (pg.271). Succeeding after, Fortunato assumes Montreso is jesting and begins to laugh hysterically. Not long after Fortunato ceases to speak, Montreso becomes uneasy as he calls for him, in response “There came forth in return only a tingling of bells.” (pg. 271) This signifies the drop of Fortunato’s head as he suffocates behind the wall. However, following the tintinnabular Montreso’s actions accelerate as he nears “the end” of his “labour”(pg.271). Monestro does not appear to have contrition for his actions, as he turns a blind eye towards it for a period of fifty years, when he finally relives the

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