Montressor Ya Stinky Hoe

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Andrew Parmelee
Mrs. Hausauer
Intro to Lit, 2nd Hour

The Inner Side of Us that Comes Out

The theme of man’s inhumanity has been shown many of times in these stories.   Out of the
Stories, three stories show this theme the most. These stories are “Cask of Amontillado” and “To Kill a Mockingbird”.
The first example is in the Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe. This example is of when Montressor is upset because of an insult a nobleman, Fortunato, said about him. Montressor then starts to plot a plan to kill Fortunato.
Montressor lures him on what Fortunato thinks is a private wine tasting of the rare, vintage Amontillado. Montressor then ends up getting Fortunato drunk somehow and lures him into the catacombs were Montressor starts to use his plan.
Down in the catacombs, Fortunado makes   a gesture with a wine bottle. When Montresor doesn’t recognize the gesture, Fortunato asks, "You are not of the masons?" Montresor says he is, and when Fortunato doesn’t believe him and tells him to show proof, Montresor pulls out a trowel he had been hiding. When they come to a hole in the wall, Montresor tells him that the Amontillado is inside. Fortunato enters and, drunk and unsuspecting of anything going on around him, doesn’t realize quick enough as Montresor quickly chains him to the wall.
Montressor then stacks bricks up quickly around him, enclosing him in the niche in the wall forever. As he finishes up, he mocks the cries of the now sobered up Fortunato as he walks away knowing there is no one that could hear him.
This shows how inhumane humans can be sometimes over even such little things as an insult. In today’s world, things like rumors can be taken far out of proportion and can cause humans to become inhumane and say things and do things they wish they wouldn’t have.
The second and third examples come from the story “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.   The first of the two examples is of how Arthur “Boo” Radley is treated...