Question: English & Literature

In the tale of the cask of amontillado by edgar allan poe why does montresor feel he has the right to take justice in his own hands?
In English & Literature | Asked by catiesanchez
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Simply put, Montresor feels  that the injustice done to him was great but that somehow Fortunato is adding insult to injury. The first line of the story states it best. "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge."  This is no different from the modern day person that has felt slighted for far to long and takes up vigilante action.

Perf_white_GT | 1530 days ago

Montresor feels that the injustic done to him was bad enough but at Fortunado's insult he for a lack of better words went off the edge. He felt superior and that he was teaching Fortunado a lesson.

MHood2 | 782 days ago