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    Montressor compared to Tell-Tale Heart's Narrator

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    In some ways Montressor, the narrator of "The Cask of Amontillado" is similar to the mad narrator of "The Tell-Tale Heart". But in what key ways is he different? Explore Montressor's character, highlighting these differences and your overall assessment of his motivations and the outcome of his crime.

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    A few things stood out to me about Montressor's character when I read The Cask of Amontillado:

    1 - The story is being told in the first person, but 50 years after the murder. This would lead me to believe that perhaps Montressor is not so mad as the narrator of The Tell-Tale Heart, although he does confess to the crime, which I believe is evidence of his long-held guilt. The Tell-Tale Heart's ...

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    In this response, Cask of Amontillado's Montressor is explored in contrast to the Tell-Tale Heart's narrator. The solution provides three main ways that Montessor is different from the mad narrator of the Tell-Tale Heart.