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In the cast of amontillado how does Montressor get his revenge and is it the way he planned it. Moreover, does he suffer any consequences for his actions and does he feel sory afterwards. thanks

-- Anonymous, March 17, 2003


yes, montressor chains fortunado to a basic 'family catacomb' and built up a wall - basically he buried him alive ---- also in that story there is actually 3 people tho the third never is directly mentioned --- but the story is what montressor is telling a priest 50 years after cuz he was dying and felt so guilty all his life.... u can get more info from

-- Anonymous, April 04, 2003

i believe he does get his revenge exactly the way he want's it. I mean how better the revenge when the victime knows exactly y and how he is going to die and probably the worst is that montressor will never get caught a perfect crime but alas when ur time does come thoughts will plague ur mind and terror will grip u as u think finally realize there is no perfect crime and what goes around comes around as stated in all civilizations around the world

-- Anonymous, May 21, 2003

I have researched this story in two college writing classes and have, along with the help of teachers, literary critics, and fellow students, drawn the following conclusions. It is clear that Montressor gets his revenge. But what is not clear is why he did it. Montressor never clearly states why he needed revenge. Even by killing Fortunato, Montressor did not get the "perfect revenge" he seeked. He said that the perfect revenge was "to punish and punish with impunity." That means he had to kill Fortunato and to have no remorse. Although he did murder Fortunato, by telling whoever it is he is speaking to(we never are told who this person is), its clear that he does fell remorse and is trying to clear his conscience. I hope my theories can help you to draw your own conclusions.

-- Anonymous, November 02, 2003

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