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Unformatted text preview: Alley 1 Nicholas Alley Professor Martin ENGL 2327 S02 12-22-05 The Cask of Amontillado Scholarly Article Assignment Before reading the article, I thought that the meaning of The Cask of Amontillado was that everyone had a good side and a mean side to them, but this article looks at the meaning on a broader scale. It suggests that the meaning is that Fortunato and Montresor each represent one half of humankind's dual nature. Most people can probably agree with this interpretation, but the article does not explain fully why this is the meaning. The article is only four paragraphs long. If the criticism was about half a page longer, the point that it tries to make would be clearer. Since Montresor takes advantage of Fortunato’s weakness for wine in an attempt to gain revenge, he is considered to represent the selfish and cruel side of mankind. Fortunato represents the naive and innocent side of man. The article also suggests that Fortunato represents mankind’s stubbornness. The article supports it by the fact that Fortunato refuses to go back even when he stubbornness....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENGL 1302 taught by Professor Gilleylen during the Spring '08 term at Collin College.
- Spring '08