The Cask of Amontiallo

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In the short story "The Cask of Amontillado," Edgar Allan Poe writes in first person point of view, from the perspective of Montresor, the diabolical narrator of this tale, who vows revenge against Fortunato. Montresor began to develop the perfect plan for retribution. During the carnival season, Montresor encounters Fortunato and decides to implement his plan carefully not to arouse Fortunato's suspicions through irony. Poe's story describes the inner workings of a murderer's mind, Montresor, …

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…so evil that he tries to convince the reader that his intentions are honorable. Every detail of irony is so perfectly crafted to show Montresor's cleverness to deceive his "dear friend" Fortunato, by implying one thing but actually meaning another.. Montresor skillfully illustrates a confession of a murderer and justification for the actions. Bibliography Poe, Edgar Allan. "The Cask of Amontillado." Perrine's Story and Structure. 9th ed. Ed. Michael Rosenberg. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College, 1988.