What is the theme of "The Cast of amontillado"

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I have to wirte a paper on the theme of "The Cast of Amontillado" and i haven't figured it out yet. I think it has something to with with revenge out of jealousy and never really acheiving all the critieria for revenge as stated by montresor in the begining of the story! but my teacher also says that is has to do with class struggle. she says that Fortunado is new money and montresor is old money.

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2002



-- Anonymous, March 03, 2002

It is revenge. But not just any kind. It's revenge of a loyal friend to a backstaber. When you get into deep thought aqbout it you will begin to understand that he deserved to be bricked up into the catacomb

-- Anonymous, March 03, 2002

While Forunato is a despicable jerk lording it over his "friend" the colder evil belongs to the honorable Montressor whose honor requires such terrible retribution and FULL justification(though the ravaging effects on his spirit are evident). On this theme of crime and honor see one of Poe's most important influences, the Godwin book "Caleb Williams". THAT gentleman of homor seems somewhat sumpathetic but the slight to his honor leads to a death, the wrong man being hanged, a LONG cover-up, but the physical breakdown of the murderer, pursued by another obsessed with the mystery.

-- Anonymous, March 05, 2002

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