Montresor Is Just a Normal Man

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Montresor Is Just a Normal Man I think Montresor is a normal person. Yes he made his thought came real, and he actually killed a friend, but one can tell from the story that he is just a human being like us. Montresor killed Fortunato out of hatred, of vengeance. Different like some serial killer who killed because they love “killing” Montresor didn’t want to get caught, so he chose a place no one will ever notice and told the story fifty years after the incident. A serial killer will eagerly want people to find the body, so that his/her “work” will be seen. One can see in the story that Montresor did hesitate once, when he was shocked.(169) then he was scared by the laughter of Fortunato. ”But now there came from out of the niche a low laugh that erected the hairs upon my head” I don’t think a serial killer will be cared by the laughter of a dying man. All those showed that Montresor is just a normal person who does have fears. That leaded me to my final evidence:” My heart grew sick; it was the dampness of the catacombs that made it.” I believe it was not the dampness of the catacomb which made his heart sick. It was the fact that he was going to left a man there to die that made him sick, which explained that Montresor still has a sense of conscious. The evidence above reinforced my theory that Montresor is just a normal person like you and me. Work Cited: Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Cask of Amontillado” in: Mays, Kelly J. The Norton Introduction to Literature. Shorter Eleventh Edition, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2013,

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