From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Cask of Amontillado

The Cask of Amontillado

  

by Edgar Allan Poe

The Cask of Amontillado Freedom and Confinement Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Paragraph)

Quote #7

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.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement