The Cask of Amontillado
“The Cask of Amontillado” is the story of Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1846.
The story takes place in an unnamed Italian city, at an unreported time (probably in the 18th century). The story is from the first person, the narrator narrates his mortal revenge to his friend, who allegedly humiliated him. Revenge is walling in – a similar plot, in different variations (burial alive, burial of a corpse) is found in several other stories of Poe, in particular, in the novellas “The Heartbreaker” and “The Black Cat”, which unites with the “Ammoncado Barrel” “Plot structure based on the confession of the murderer. The riddle of the story is that the motive for the murder remains unknown to the reader. Thus, the whole “detective” part remains to him, the reader is free to speculate the pre-history of the murder himself.