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The Cask of Amontillado

Date Submitted: 07/06/2004 17:23:34
Category: / Literature / English
Length: 3 pages (759 words)
Revenge has been a favourite topic of authors in all genres, including short stories, poems, and movies. Many have tried, but few have ever come near the excellence at which Edgar Allen Poe attained in his short story “The Cask of Amontillado”. Poe’s story revolves around Montressor, a man who feels he was slighted by Fortunato and therefore vows revenge on him. Poe tells a tale of successful and remorseless revenge. Montressor, the story’…
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…it quickly explains that it was on account of the catacombs. Some see this as his way of covering up his feelings of regret, but most look to the final line for a definitive answer. The final line states, “In pace requiescat!” (An Introduction To Literature pg. 138) which translates into, may he rest in peace. This shows that Montressor wants him to be buried behind that wall and that Fortunato did indeed deserve his fate.
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