The Cask of Amontillado

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In Edgar Allan Poes’ The Cask of Amontillado , the narrator, Montresor, had successfully carried out the execution of his greatest enemy, Fortunato. By reading the story it can be reasonably determined that the tactics and methods used to kill Fortunato were skillfully thought out and pre-planned. It was not a spur of the moment murder, but a crime of passion. In The Cask of Amontillado , the main character, Montresor purposely postponed the execution of Fortunato …

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…skillfully constructed. Montresor had concealed every aspect of the crime, including an alibi. The murder was not a crime that just happened to Fortunato for being at the wrong place at the wrong time. In fact Fortunato was at the right place and at the right time in history when the story is looked at in the eyes of Montressor. It was a crime of passion that was carefully planned with exact precision and care.