The Cask Of Beer

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.


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  1. At one point, Fortunato makes an elaborate, grotesque gesture with an upraised wine bottle. When Montresor appears not to recognize the gesture, Fortunato asks, “You are not of the masons ?” Montresor says he is, and when Fortunato, disbelieving, requests a sign, Montresor displays a trowel he had been hiding. When they come to a niche, Montresor tells his victim that the Amontillado is within. Fortunato enters drunk and unsuspecting and therefore, does not resist as Montresor quickly chains him to the wall. Montresor then declares that, since Fortunato won’t go back, Montresor must “positively leave” him there.

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