The Cask of Amontillado
by Edgar Allan Poe
The Cask of Amontillado Freedom and Confinement Quotes
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For the half of a century no mortal has disturbed them. (89)
Meaning, the bones covering Fortunato’s casket of despair. Montresor’s crime has gone undetected for fifty years. He’s bragging that he got away free. Or he’s confessing that he killed a man. Or possibly it’s a combination of both.