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    Method to the Madness - NYTimes.com

    In his tales of Gothic horror, Edgar Allan Poe gave the world a fine collection of neurotics, paranoids and psychopaths. But none are quite as deranged as the narrator of The Cask of Amontillado. His name is Montresor, and his story opens with a threat: The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge. What a wealth of pathology is revealed in these words; it becomes immediately clear that the thousand injuries Montresor mentions are less harmful to him than the insult he claims to have suffered.

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