The Cask of Amontillado

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“The Cask of Amontillado” and Emily Dickinson’s stories In the short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe it shows that there are two things that make a man dangerous, which is, he is intellect and has a twisted mind. Also in this paper there is a comparison with Emily Dickinson short stories “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” and “I Heard a Fly Buzz”. If someone has only a twisted mind, he is still dangerous but if he also intellect it becomes more serious. Edgar Allen Poe shows this in this story “The Cask of Amontillado”, by the character Montresor. Montresor is a man that has wicked mind and with his wicked mind he successfully murder Fortunato. Montresor’s cruel mind allows him to carry out a repulsive thing. He tells us why he has this twisted mind when he says: “The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.”(528) If we only knew why he carried out this terrible thing is true about the insult that Fortunato made calls for a murder. Montresor does not use fair methods to resolve his issue with Fortunato. He kills the man with his own wariness. Montresor’s twisted sense of honesty and justice makes him even more dangerous, which allows Montresor to misbehave that no normal human being would. Again, as stated at the beginning of this paper, a man with a twisted mind is dangerous but if he is also intellect he is even more dangerous. With Montresor being intellect it gives him a better strategy for his revenge on Fortunato. His words tell how intellect he is “At length I would be avenged; this was a point definitively settled- but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved precluded the idea of risk. I must not only punish, but punish with impunity. A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser. It is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to

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