Montresor Argumentative Essay

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Since the beginning of time man has been headstrong and egotistical leading to struggles with other people. In Edgar Allen Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," Montresor makes it known to the readers that his friend Fortunato has done wrong against him many times. Montresor decides that he has had enough and tricks the drunk Fortunato into following him into the catacombs. Montresor chains Fortunato to the wall and buries him alive. Based on his actions we can tell that Montresor is full of revenge because he plots to kill his own friend. Fortunato has done many things against Montresor that slowly get to him. "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge" (p.1 1-3). Montresor got tired of Fortunato doing him wrong, so he decides that he was going to get back at him. Montresor would make sure that Fortunato never does him wrong again, proving that he is a man full of revenge. Based on the way, that Montresor had everything so well planned out we can say that he is very calculated, making it easy for him to kill Fortunato. Montresor tells his servants…show more content…
Montresor had to plan how he was going to get Fortunato into the catacombs without him being suspicious of anything. It was carnival time so Montresor used the party animal nature of his friend against him. "He had a weak point - this Fortunato - although in other regards he was a man to be respected or even feared" (p.1, 22-24). Montresor used Fortunato's love for wine to entice him into his trap. Montresor knew that if he asked Fortunato to help him decide if the wine really was Amontillado, but then saying that he could find someone else to help would make Fortunato aggravated because he prided himself so highly in his wine tasting abilities. Montresor is able to blindside Fortunato because he is a good
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