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I have questions about the short story The cask of Amontillado. Who is the Antagonist and Protagonist of the short story. Finally what is the point of view of the story. Your help is greatly appreciated.
-- Anonymous, March 15, 2002
Since this is an anti-hero main character I guess Montressor is the protagonist. Fortunato blows his meager chances to oppose the plot, predictably as a weak antagonist. It's about payback, nobility style. The point of view is not just simply Montressor's. The older man is looking back upon himself as the young murderer. There are subtle divisions and changes in the two perspectives during the history and the telling(two separate entities remember), a degradation of soul more compelling than the unrepentant Duke in "My Last Dutchess" by Robert Browning
-- Anonymous, March 16, 2002