The relationship between the narrator and narratee is an important aspect of a story and identifying this connection allows for a deeper comprehension of the narration The word choice and style of writing just pull the reader in, and consumes the reader in vivid imagery and rich, detailed descriptions.
Its plot was convoluted and difficult to follow, but made references to secret societies and ultimately had a main theme of revenge. Battles have been fought and wars were waged because of one reason: revenge. Some context is provided, including Montresor's observation that his family once was great but no longer soand Fortunato's belittling remarks about Montresor's exclusion from Freemasonry.
The story opens as Maggie and her mother, a black farm woman, await a visit from Maggie's older sister, Dee, and a man who may be her husband--her mother is not sure whether they are actually married.
Raymond Carver often uses this literary point-of-view tactic in his short stories to reveal the traits of the narrator.
He was too much astounded to resist.