First of all, edgar allan poe is not the narrator of the story, he is the author, make sure you make that distinction montressor is the narrator of the story, he's the one telling his close. The cask of amontillado uses a first-person narrator (a narrator that is a character in the story), and, sometimes, first-person narrators can be unreliable how reliable or unreliable do you regard the narrator. The cask of amontillado is written by edgar allen poe the story starts off with the narrator, montresor, saying that he has been insulted by fortunato and he must seek revenge by punishing fortunato without putting himself at risk. In the cask of amontillado, montresor seems so intent upon revenge that readers might question his state of mind explain whether you think montresor is a reliable narrator or an unreliable narrator. An unreliable narrator may be described as one who- deliberately does not tell the whole truth one reason why we know that montresor is and unreliable narrator is how he.
Poe's use of foreshadowing creates an unsettling atmosphere within the story because montresor tells the audience that he seeks revenge against fortunato at the beginning of the story, much of what montresor says both foreshadows and reminds the audience of fortunato's impending gruesome end. Unreliable narrators in general types of unreliable narrators attempts have been made at a classification of unreliable narrators  william riggan analysed in his study discernable types of unreliable narrators, focusing on the first-person narrator as this is the most common kind of unreliable narration. Trust is an issue in this story fortunato, whom had been insulting and offending montresor to the highest degree, decides to foolishly trust him and accept his offer to go to his house and drink with him.
In 'the cask of amontillado,' the narrator, montresor, so, is montresor an unreliable narrator he is a cold, unrepentant murderer, telling the story 50 years after the fact except for one. In the short story the cask of amontillado, what evidence does author edgar allan poe provide to show that montresor is an unreliable narrator. Unreliable narrator: a narrating character or storyteller who provides inaccurate, misleading, conflicting, or otherwise questionable information to the audience or reader original text radio adaptation. The implied audience, of course, is just as important to understanding a story as is the narrator, and the story itself, and there are some very strong impressions which are acquired when montresor says you, who so well know the nature of my soul.
Secondly, montresor confesses this story fifty years after its occurrence such a significant passage of time between the events and the narration of the events makes the narrative all the more unreliable. Montresor, the narrator of the cask of amontillado is a man obsessed with revenge he also seems to be insecure and sensitive, especially about his family background he also seems to be insecure and sensitive, especially about his family background. The cask of amontillado has been almost universally referred to as poe's most perfect short story in fact, it has often been considered to be one of the world's most perfect short stories.
The cask of amontillado - montresor's untrustworthiness and mental instability 700 words aug 31st, 2008 3 pages the cask of amontillado - montresor's untrustworthiness and mental instability the cask of amontillado is a short story that edgar allen poe wrote in 1846. One reason why we know that montresor is an unreliable narrator is he _____ a is drunk b does not reveal anything about the past c is wealthy and snobbish d is feverish and unable to think clearly. An unreliable narrator may not always know the whole truth or may purposely choose to deceive us a narrator's actions, statements, and voice —his or her style of speaking, diction (word choice), and tone (attitude)—will provide you with clues about his or her reliability.
Cask of amontillado: characterization of in the cask of amontillado by edgar allen poe, the dark side of human nature is exemplified through the character of montresor and his victim, fortunato montresor is a manipulative and vengeful person. Montresor is capable of plastering fortunato into a vault, but if he's lying we still can't trust him because he isn't very trustworthy, reliable it can influence the readers in many ways, for example they probably don't trust others as much as they did before. He is an unreliable source because he is biased against the other man in the story, and he is also biased towards himself montresor is only telling the story from his own point of view, not the other man's.