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My Ideology of Revenge By Montressor Edgar Allan Poes The Cask of Amontillado is a story of revenge One that deals with a premeditated philosophy of retribution This is set forth by the main character and narrator Montressor One thing remains unclear as the story concludes Did Montressor indeed follow his own theory of retribution as he carried out his plan which leads to the death of Fortunato Or did Montressor get caught up in the moment of executing his plan that he failed to follow one of his key concepts The tone of the story is set as Montressor tells us his philosophy The first being a wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser The second idea being it is equally unredressed when the avenger fails to make himself felt as such to him who has done the wrong Let us look at a man who described his pain as a thousand injuries He is a man that is full of hatred and disgust He wants nothing more than to let his wrath be felt on the man who has imposed those injuries Although it is never said exactly what his injuries were it must have been very severe One way of telling so would be the fact of the language used A thousand injuries seems an awful amount of pain to me This brings us to our little philosophy debate It is obvious that Montressor has had some time to think this through First the wrong was done unto him Then his mind had some considerable time as to plan what would be his retaliatory embarkment I must not only punish but punish with impunity is one way of letting you see that much thought has come into play To be able to pull a plan off and not only be able to execute it but to do so with perfection in itself says
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