The Cask Of BeerPosted in - Fiction
The Cask Of Amontillado
A classic tale by Edgar Allan Poe. The psychopathic narrator takes revenge on the drunken Fortunato – only unfortunately Poe is silent about what the narrator is taking revenge for. Robin ponders what that might be – to deliver a narrative himself, based on Poe’s.
One possibility is betrayal, or jealousy: Fortunato seduced the woman the narrator had a crush on.
Or Fortunato wanted to make a career for himself and so destroyed the narrator’s life.
Or Fortunato was a psychopath himself and simply chose the wrong person for his power games.
So that no one will notice that he got Fortunato’s execution from Poe, Robin considers calling the story “The Cask of Beer.”
Robin discussed his idea.
The “revenge” was only a protective claim of the pychopathic narrator, who was only interested in feeling grandiose at the expense of the victim.
This made sense to Robin, so he left the story untold for the time being.