Amontillado Montresor Flaws

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In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, Montresor is shown as sly, sadistic, and irrational. Montresor is shown to be sly in the story when he uses Fortunato’ s weaknesses to trick him into his own death. Montresor said, “ I have received a pipe of what passes for Amontillado, and I have my doubts.” (Poe 374). This quote shows that Montresor is sly because during this part, he is drawing Fortunato in because he knows that his favorite thing to do is drink so he wouldn’t be able to resist the temptation of tasting the Amontillado. During the story, Montresor is also sadistic. He shows that he is sadistic when he starts to make jokes as he is putting the last bricks on the wall that will trap Fortunato in the catacombs forever. “Yes
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