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    Literary Analysis of 'The Cask of Amontillado'

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    Your team manager was very pleased with your ability to facilitate a brainstorming session. She now wants your team to move forward in constructing the content for the specific portions of the chapter.

    To complete your section of the chapter you will develop a literary analysis of a story you have chosen from the readings assigned to Phase 1. (Reading: "The Cask of Amontillado") Please see the attached file.
    Please include the following:

    Identify the theme within the story you have chosen and discuss how the following elements develop the theme you identify within your chosen story:
    - Setting
    - Characters
    - Plot Development
    - Symbolism

    Remember to include in-text citations and a reference list at the end of your submission.

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    The theme within the story is basically that revenge is overpowering, leading to the betrayal of one who trusts the avenger. The story focuses on the way in which a man (Montresor) uses another man's (Fortunato) passion against him and follows through on his corrupt plan by developing a variety of satirical actions to make him feel more powerful as he is vindicating himself. Montresor, knowing how much Fortunato loves wine, continuously uses his love against him throughout the story, pretending he is looking out for his best interest at times, when in fact, he is having fun humiliating him by making him fall victim to his own greed, and making Fortunato set himself up for his own death.

    1) The setting is during carnival time. Montresor sends his servants away so that he can be alone with Fortunato. They then proceed into the vault full of dead bodies. As the carnival, a time of fun for the living, is left behind, they ...

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    This is a literary analysis of 'The Cask of Amontillado.'