What is climax in story of the Cask of Amontillado?

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What is the climax and when does it occur in the story of the cask of Amontillado?......PLease hurry need answer

-- Anonymous, September 24, 2002


I'm not sure but this is what I think. The climax has to be whenFortunado, realizes it isn't a joke anymore and that feeling of panic starts to sink in when the line he utters to Mon. "For the sake of God" and Mon replies "yes, for the sake of God" At that moment everything starts to go downhill, with the exception of Mon. feeling "sick in the heart" it isn't because he is underground under the river, it's because he does not feel satisfied because fortunado did not give him the pleasure of hearing him suffer he " took it like a man" basically. So the climax is when he places the last brick on the wall everything else just goes downhill. This is my opinion it may not be right but this is what I think.

-- Anonymous, September 24, 2002

It is hard to think of Montresor as having a war of conscience, but the whole point of his defensive confession is to seal the tomb and his deed with that blasphemous, mocking, angry comment "For the love of God." All his horrors(denied but there) at his actions are resolved and his self-justifications murderously conirmed. The rest is denouement even if it seems he has lost some of his soul but none of the nagging horror of his crime.

-- Anonymous, September 26, 2002

i think the climax is when fortunato, realizes it isnt, like, a joke and he stuggles with the chains then dies.

-- Anonymous, September 29, 2002

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