After all the years he never forgot how he murdered Fortunato, and throughout the story the reader can see several different characteristics from both Montresor and Fortunato. Montresor is vindictive, manipulative, and murderous. Fortunato believes that he is the best at most crafts. Montresor is able to use his and Fortunato’s characteristics to get exactly what he wants. Once Fortunato pushes Montresor to the edge, he becomes vindictive.
Another use of this verbal irony is in Montresor’s concern for Fortunato’s health. Montresor tells Fortunato that his health is precious and that they should turn back so Fortunato does not become ill. Fortunato responds saying, “The cough is a mere nothing; it will not kill me” (Poe). Montresor knowing how Fortunato will die responds, “True-True” (Poe). In fact, Montresor could care less about Fortunato’s health; he is just concerned about his own advantage of manipulation by luring him into the catacombs to carry out his plan. Montresor also intends to be responsible for Fortunato’s death.
In the online article “Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" the author states, “Montresor, who is the narrator of this disturbing short story, vows to get revenge on Fortunato for insulting him, and Montresor plans to seek retribution upon Fortunato to support his family motto "Nemo me impune lacessit" which means “No one assails me with impunity" in English” (Womack). For Montresor to keep his family’s motto, he has to get payback from anyone who does him wrong, including from his former friend Fortunato. Living by the family motto means if someone attacks a family member they must get revenge without getting caught. Not only has a character analysis showed that Montresor seeks vengeance upon Fortunato he also allows the readers to more of his bad character
Montresor decides to “prove” he is a mason too by “producing a trowel from beneath the folds of [his] roquelaire,” but instead of representing his status a member of the Free Masons, the trowel literally represents Montresor’s intent to use masonry to wall in Fortunato and guarantee his eventual death and Montresor’s successful revenge (430). The Montresor’s final symbol is the catacombs themselves, as they are integral as to how Montresor plans to avenge his family’s tarnished honor. The catacombs Montresor takes Fortunato down into are not only a cellar for Montresor’s wines, they also double as the Montresor family crypt. By trapping Fortunato among Montresor family ancestors, Montresor is making the implied statement, “If you insult my
This is ironic because Montresor knows Fortunato will not die of a cough. Montresor knows he is going to kill Fortunato. Montresor keeps trying to turn back, which only encourages Fortunato to continue onwards. Montresor says, “we will go back your health is precious” (238). This is
In Edgar Allen Poe’s story, “The Cask of Amontillado,” a man named Montresor has a feud with another man named Fortunato. Montresor decides to get revenge after Fortunato has consistently insulted him. Fortunato is a wine connoisseur, so Montresor uses that to trick him into going to the catacombs. While they are down there, Montresor gets Fortunato drunk, so that he will not realize what Montresor is doing. Montresor chains him and mounts a wall around him so he cannot get out.
By killing Fortunato, Montresor is also symbolically killing a part of himself that he is ashamed to possess. The act is not purely performed out of revenge, but subconsciously as a way to move past Montresor’s weaknesses. This does not play out for Montresor, because even fifty years after the incident, his account of the event in question is highly detailed. The murder has not left his mind, and it is not bound
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe What is Montresor’s plan for revenge? Give a step-by-step account of his murderous plan. Montresor has planned a detailed revenge to ensure impunity. Since the carnival created a busy and ambitious atmosphere, Montresor found it to be the ideal setting for committing an unnoticed crime. When he comes across Fortunato, the victim of this murderous plan, Montresor announces having bought a cask of amontillado during the carnival, capturing Fortunato’s attentiveness.
The Cask of Amontillado is written by Edgar Allan Poe, which is about Montresor’s long-lived revenge towards his friend Fortunato. Montresor could not handle his friend’s wounds and insults anymore so he planned to decoy Fortunato into the tomb where a supposed pipe of a type of wine, Amontillado, was there. Montresor needed Fortunato’s proficiency in wine, which was also his weak point. Fortunato, ever so pleased to flaunt his wine wisdom, agreed to consort Montresor into the catacombs to check the wine, hoping to expose Montresor as a fool. Montresor 's plan was to succeed that Fortunato will become extremely drunk and Montresor will have his successful revenge due to master of reverse psychology and irony.
In “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, Fortunato wrongs his friend Montresor, the protagonist. Although what Fortunato did is unknown, Montresor seeks extreme revenge. Montresor completely blindsides Fortunato by doing this as he did not know he was in the wrong. A character analysis of Montresor reveals the theme of desire for revenge through exploitation of Fortunato. Montresor’s first way of exploitation is going out of his way to speak with Fortunato in a friendly way.