Is the narrator in The Cask of Amontillado unreliable?

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Is the narrator in 'The Cask of Amontillado' unreliable?

'The Cask of Amontillado':

'The Cask of Amontillado' is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe, who first published the piece in 1846. It is narrated by Montresor, an Italilan nobleman, who is describing the activities of 50 years ago when he murdered his friend Fortunato.

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In 'The Cask of Amontillado' the narrator Montresor is considered to be an unreliable narrator. This is because the reader can tell that he is trying...

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Poe's The Cask of Amontillado: Summary and Analysis

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The Cask of Amontillado analysis and The Cask of Amontillado summary in this lesson will help you understand the plot and literary devices in this Poe story.


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