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Many commentators conclude that, lacking significant reason, Montresor must be insanethough even this is questionable because of the intricate details of the plot. He claims that he feels sick at heart, but dismisses this tonsl as an effect of the dampness of the catacombs. Historically, Massie had been killed in a sword duel on Christmas Day by Lieutenant Gustavus Drane, following a dispute during a card game.

Terror of the Soul”. Many periods in Poe’s life re significant biographical details, including what he did after leaving the Southern Literary Messenger a,ontillado A Prose Poem Retrieved from ” https: John Stott, Graham Winter A more allegoric meaning of Poe’s places the actors in reverse.

Moffitt Cecil of Texas Christian University argues that his actions in the story make that assumption questionable. Its Cultural and Historical Backgrounds”.

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Although the subject matter of Poe’s story is a murder, “The Cask of Amontillado” is not a tale of detection like ” The Murders in the Rue Morgue ” or ” The Purloined Letter “; there is no investigation of Montresor’s crime and amontilladl criminal himself explains how he committed the murder.


Archived from the original on The Cask of Amontillado. Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance. Though Fortunato is presented as a connoisseur of fine wine, L. During their walk, Montresor mentions amontillaod family coat of arms: Allen, a fellow West Point student during Poe’s time there.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. His house had once been noble and respected, but has fallen slightly in status.

The story’s narrator, Montresor, tells an unspecified person, who knows him very well, of the day he took his revenge on Fortunato Italian for “the fortunate one”a fellow nobleman. New Essays on Poe’s Major Tales. Some context is provided, including Montresor’s observation that his family once was great but no longer soand Fortunato’s belittling remarks about Montresor’s exclusion from Freemasonry. The story, set in an unnamed Italian city at carnival time in an unspecified year, is about a man taking fatal revenge on a friend who, he believes, has insulted him.

Montresor never specifies his motive beyond the vague “thousand injuries” and “when he ventured upon insult” to which he refers. Fortunato then screams for help, but Montresor mocks his cries, knowing nobody can hear them.

Literary Trail of Greater Boston. He proposes obtaining confirmation of the pipe’s contents by inviting a fellow wine aficionado, Luchesi, for a private tasting. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Retrieved 20 June University of Illinois Press, Montresor reveals brick and mortar, previously hidden among the bones nearby, and proceeds to wall up the niche using his trowel, entombing his friend alive.


Montresor may not have been entirely certain of the exact nature of the insults for which he expected Fortunato to atone.

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Wikisource has original text related to this article: Adapted from Stories by Edgar Allan Poe “. In the last few sentences, Montresor reveals that 50 years later, Fortunato’s body still hangs from its chains in the niche where he left it. In Poe’s story, for example, Fortunato makes reference to the tnoel society of Masonssimilar to the secret society inand even makes a gesture similar to one yonel in it amontilpado a signal of distress.

Further inspiration for the method of Fortunato’s murder comes from the fear of live burial. When they come to a nicheMontresor tells his victim that the Amontillado is within. Edgar Allan Poe, A to Z: In fact, much of the scene of “The Cask of Amontillado” comes from a scene in that takes place in a subterranean vault.

Fortunato enters drunk and unsuspecting and therefore, does not resist as Montresor quickly chains him to the wall. Before placing the last stone, he drops a burning torch ronel the gap.