Transcript of John Astin as Edgar Allan Poe
As you'll find in the story you're about to read, "The Cask of Amontillado," revenge has always been an idea that has fascinated me. In an article in the Southern Literary Messenger, I wrote "What can be more soothing, at once to a man's Pride, and to his Conscience, than the conviction that, in taking vengeance on his enemies for injustice done him, he has simply to do them justice in return?" I must admit that this matter of revenge is a tricky point. What do you think?