A question about the short story "The Cask of Amontillado"

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In the short story "The Cask of Amontillado" why is poe vague about the offenses?

-- Anonymous, November 27, 2000


The reason I believe Poe is so vague on the "injuries" that Fortunato had borne Montresor, is because they are not that important to the story. The story is about the execution of Montresor's revenge, not the circumstance for him wanting it. Granted it would be interesting to know what someone would have done to deserve being buried alive. "The Cask of Amontillado" is a no non-sence story, Poe does not waste time on the details. Their is no mention of where the story takes place, the past history of these two men, or how exactly Montresor feels after his revenge. All these things are implied. The amazing thing about the story, is that it holds up without these details and it shows just how good Poe was.

-- Anonymous, December 04, 2000

I TOTALLY AGREE! Godd analysis, Robert! Keep up the good work, brains!

-- Anonymous, January 26, 2001

Poe is vague about the offenses because they are illusory. The offenses are PERCIEVED by Montresor and Fortunato was probably unaware that he was insulting him.

-- Anonymous, October 17, 2001

hey robert u cant be serious. coz what u said is totally wrong and i dont think any1 with a right mind would agree on your opinion. if u read the story well and understood the story you wouldnt give such critics about the story !

-- Anonymous, September 27, 2002

I agree with angie.

-- Anonymous, March 13, 2003

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