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The Cask of Amontillado - Detailed Summary & Analysis Summary & Analysis

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This story is told in the first person by a man named Montresor. Montresor begins by saying that he has suffered a thousand injuries from a man named Fortunato. Montresor has born the injuries the best he could, but he reached a point where Fortunato insulted him, and Montreso vowed to get his revenge. Montresor kept his plan to punish Fortunato to himself, because he knew that he not only wanted to punish him, he wanted to do it at no risk to himself.

Montresor also gave no clue to Fortunato that he had plans to retaliate. He would smile and behave as if nothing were wrong. Only Montresor knew that the smile meant he was thinking of Fortunato's destruction.

Montresor knew that, in many respects, Fortunato was a man who was respected and feared. However, he did have one weakness—he considered himself to...

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