What does the wine symbolize in The Cask of Amontillado?

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What does the wine symbolize in The Cask of Amontillado?

The Cask of Amontillado:

Montresor takes advantage of his knowledge of Fortunato's pride in being a connoisseur of wine to lure him to his death as retribution for past injuries and insults. It is hinted that perhaps Montresor is not a reliable narrator as he identifies himself as being skillful with Italian vintages but only offers Fortunato French and Spanish wines in his wine vault.

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The wine symbolizes Fortunato's murder by Montresor as he dies in the vault. Fortunato's last plea to Montresor turns to the religious as he states,...

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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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