Poe's Short Stories

Why does Montresor wait fifty years to tell his story?

This question is about "The cask of Amontillado"

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"Montresor, like most of Poe's protagonists, is paranoid of being found out. The crime would have been too fresh had he told it the morning after. By telling it 50 years later, most people who remember Fortunato would have forgotten or have died."