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Insane Or Not Insane That Is The Question Some people wonder is Montressor was insane in the short story of The Cask of Amontillado Well to me he was I say this because would a sane man want revenge on a person Would a sane man want to kill someone in such a slow and painful way That is the idea that is going to be discussed in this essay I must not only punish but punish with impunity p 149 That line in itself just says that he is not a normal thinking human being This is when he starts to make out his plan of retribution During this time Montressor was careful not to arouse Fortunatos suspicions Neither by word or by deed had I given Fortunato cause to doubt my good will I continuedto smile in his face and he did not perceive that my smile now was at the thought of his immolation p 149 Fortunato had a weakness which Montressor thought could be good for his implementing his plan Fortunato prided himself upon being a connoisseur of fine wines In this respect they were both equals So therefore he knew that he would catch on to the bait and fall into the trap Montressor knew that Fortunato had been drinking and this was even more of a good thing for him He had shown his gratitude for finding Fortunato because he had just purchased a large cask of what he thinks in Amontillado which is a dry sherry Montressor had his doubts about its authenticity and so didnt Fortunato AmontilladoImpossible And in the middle of a carnival p 149 Montressor then told him that he also had his doubts that he had already paid full price and that he was sorry for not consulting with him first He then tells Fortunato that he was on the way to Luchesis because he wanted to know its authenticity That was
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