Cask of Amotillado : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

What is the basic meaning of this short story. (Summary)

-- Anonymous, September 04, 2001


It seems to me that the summary is:

1) A teacher assigned a work for you to read.

2) You decided that instead of actually reading it, you would come here and post a question, hoping someone will spare you the effort, and the actual benefit, of reading the story yourself.

3) If you continue to approach your schoolwork in this lazy, disaffected way, you will never prepare yourself to hold a real job, where there usually isn't anyone to do your work for you.

4) You will not be qualified to do anything and, unless your father appointed several Supreme Court Justices, which might get you a job as President of the US, you will end up as a homeless person.

5) In pace requiescat!

-- Anonymous, September 05, 2001

The moral of this story? Don't bottle up your anger. Bottle up your enemy.

-- Anonymous, September 06, 2001

the montresor wanted to get back at fortunado so he chained him to a wall in the catacombs and seeled him "bottled him up"

-- Anonymous, September 11, 2001

the "summary" of ur choosing when u say our reasons for coming to this site are totally wrong in my case. i have read the story., several times. it is not that long. its not a a entire book, tyhat can only be read by sparing hours apon hours of ur time. i just simply, dont understand the damn writing. i have to write an essay responce, but how can i do that, if i dont understand the damn peice?!

-- Anonymous, December 31, 2001


-- Anonymous, February 26, 2002

I need a 2 page summary the amontillado really really fastest!!PLEASE

-- Anonymous, September 04, 2002

i really dont get the story at all, i need it to be explained to me in less harder way to understand! please help me fast!

-- Anonymous, September 21, 2002

It's about an eye for an eye.............

-- Anonymous, September 23, 2002

Ive read the story and i just came here in hope to read a summary of the story to help me understand it better!

-- Anonymous, November 25, 2002

uhh... montresor wants to get back at fortunato for bringing the fall of his family's empire.... and insulting him. so, m gets f really drunk and wants f to taste a bottle of expensive wine. f is a really concieted wine fanatic and so goes down to the catacombs where the wine is stored. then all of a sudden, m straps f into a little opening in the wall of the catacombs, chains him up, builds a brick wall over the opening, and throws the torch in. that's basically it..... he kills him.

-- Anonymous, April 22, 2003

its about when montresors brother goes down chillin and gets punked with a cap in his ass so den da fortunato says to back off and they start a war and begins a family fued... like dat and den dey go cihllin

-- Anonymous, October 22, 2003

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