The Cask of Amontillado – Is revenge ever justified?

Posted September 24th, 2014 at 5:53 pm (UTC-5)
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We are getting a lot of positive comments on our first Level Three offering in American Stories, The Cask of Amontillado. It’s a classic work of horror by an author who lived not too far from our DC offices; Edgar Allan Poe lived in Baltimore, Maryland.

What do you think about the story?

Is revenge ever justified?

The definition of revenge is the act of doing something to hurt someone because that person did something that hurt you. The main character in the story, Montresor, explains his jealousy of Fortunato. To get revenge, he leads the other man to a slow death and seems to feel he is justified in this.

The story makes us think about the issue of jealousy and revenge. Is it Fortunato’s fault that he is richer and has a more beautiful wife? Has he made Montresor unhappy on purpose?

Write a little about your thoughts and post to the comments. I’ll be happy to read your comments and give you feedback!
Dr. Jill

 

 

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