Why is the narrator in the The Cask of Amontillado unreliable?

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Why is the narrator in the The Cask of Amontillado unreliable?

"The Cask of Amontillado":

"The Cask of Amontillado" is a short story by Edgar Allen Poe depicting the revenge by a unnamed narrator onto his friend (who he believes has insulted him). The narrator convinces his friend to comes see his wine collection and, when he has his friend drunk and trapped, buries him alive in the wall and returns to the party.

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The narrator in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado", like all of Edgar Allen Poe's narrators, is unreliable. This unreliability...

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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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